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Gulu district struggles to contain hepatitis B infections

Gulu , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Gulu District health department is struggling to contain Hepatitis B infections because of the failure by residents to embrace vaccination. At least 832 people tested positive for hepatitis B between January 2020 and February 2021, according to statistics from the District health department.    …

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Soroti teachers want COVID-19 vaccination extended nearer to them

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Teachers in Arapai Sub County in Soroti District want the Government to establish COVID-19 vaccination points at Health Centre III nearer to them. This comes after the Soroti District COVID-19 task force set up five vaccination points in the district and city. They include Soroti Regional Referral …

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NMS completes distribution of over 28M mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The National Medical Stores-NMS has completed the distribution of 28.4 million long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets across the country.  The nets were distributed to 2,051 sub-counties in the 8 months long campaign. In 2019, the Ministry of Health tasked NMS to handle the procurement, storage …

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Lord mayor Lukwago speaks out on his condition

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has said he’s currently in a stable condition and on course to full recovery. In a posting on his Facebook Timeline accompanied by two pictures of him appearing to be walking around a hospital Lukwago said he was …

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Kampala city lord mayor out of danger – Nyanjura

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Kampala City Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura has said the City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago is out of danger in Nairobi, Kenya where he is hospitalised. This dispels rumours making rounds on social media that Lukwago is in critical condition and others pronouncing him …

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