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Mass cholera vaccination kicks off in Kasese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mass vaccination against cholera has kicked off today in Kasese district. The five-day exercise was rolled out on Sunday by a joint team comprising of Ministry of Health officials and the district health team with support from World Health Organization-WHO. The exercise will target more …

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Police asks candidates to respect campaign guidelines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police has asked the public to respect campaign guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission. Speaking at Uganda Media Center on Friday, the spokesperson of Criminal Investigations Directorate, Charles Twine said that to avoid confrontations with the police and other security personnel candidates should urge …

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Cost of COVID-19 tests reduced

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health has reduced the cost of a COVID-19 PCR test in government laboratories from 240,500 Shillings to 185,000 Shillings. In a letter on Friday to hospitals and district authorities, Dr Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health noted that …

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Exercise in one arm brings benefits to both

Sydney, Australia | Xinhua | If one arm temporarily immobilized due to injury, people still can increase the muscle strength and reduce muscle loss without touching it by doing exercise in the opposite one, Australian researchers reported on Thursday. The study conducted by researchers from Edith Cowan University (ECU) in …

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Unyama national teachers’ college asks breastfeedings students to find alternative accommodation

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Unyama National Teachers’ College in Gulu district has declined to accommodate breastfeeding students following the resumption of studies for finalists. Government allowed schools to reopen for final year students following the nationwide lockdown that started in March this year.   Government asked schools to allow in …

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