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Sudan gets Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines boost

China-donated Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Sudan Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA | A batch of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines, donated by the Chinese government to Sudan, arrived here on Friday. The batch was received at the Khartoum International Airport by Chinese Ambassador to Sudan Ma Xinmin, Chairman of Sudan’s Higher …

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Soroti medics separate Conjoined Twins ignored at Mulago

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of medics at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital has successfully separated conjoined twins, one of whom had died at birth. The team led by Dr. Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon, entered the theatre at 11:00am Friday to conduct the complicated operation that lasted …

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WHO warns of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said it was concerned about the potential criminal exploitation of the huge unmet global demand for COVID-19 vaccines, warned against counterfeit vaccines and urged people to stick to government-run vaccination programs. According to WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, …

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Sudhir Ruparalia gets AstraZeneca jab

City tycoon Sudhir takes COVID-19 jab Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  More prominent Ugandan leaders are taking lead in receiving COVID-19 vaccine jabs contrary to earlier reports that the move would endanger people’s lives. City tycoon, Sudhir Ruparalia, on March 25, received his first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine joining …

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PARLIAMENT: Gen Moses Ali gets COVID-19 jab

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vaccination of Cabinet Ministers and legislators against COVID-19 today kicked off at the Parliament building following a move by the Ministry of Health to adjust the vaccine roll-out plan. The Ministry altered the vaccine roll-out plan and decided to vaccinate 964,000 people. Initially, …

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COVID-19 fueled innovations

The 3 medical ones that will outlast the pandemic A number of technologies and tools got a chance to prove themselves for the first time in the context of COVID-19. Three researchers working in gene-based vaccines, wearable diagnostics and drug discovery explain how their work rose to the challenge of …

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