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Kampala gets COVID-19 vaccine outreach support from bloomberg philanthropies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kampala has been named among the 18 cities in low- and middle-income countries that qualify for grants targeting COVID-19 vaccines preparedness.  The funding from the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Partnership for Healthy Cities initiative will see Uganda’s Capital city receive up to $50000 funding to support communication awareness needed for …

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COVID-19 infection up in young people-MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a signification of Covid-19 cases among young people between 10 and 29 years of age, the Ministry of Health has revealed. According to the Ministry, there is a 12 percent increase in the number of COVID-19 infection among people between 10-19 years and 5 …

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27% of mothers still deliver in the hands of TBAs in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  At least 27 percent of the expectant mothers in Gulu district still give birth at the hands of Traditional Births Attendants-TBAs. Dr. Baifa Arwenyo, a Gynecologist at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital revealed this during the commemoration of the International Day of Midwives on Wednesday.   Arwenyo …

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IDI starts delivery of ARVs to Kalangala using drones

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) has started delivering HIV drug refills to people in the Island areas of Kalangala district using medical drones.   The delivery will start in Bufumira Islands as a project that will assess the effectiveness of using the technology to deliver medicines …

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Facelift of ICU boosts healthcare services at Jinja hospital

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The uplift of the Intensive care unit-ICU at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital will boost health service delivery, legislators on the government assurance and implementation committee have revealed. In the wake of the covid19 pandemic, Jinja Regional Referral Hospital struggled to handle critical patients due to …

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Latest deadly ebola virus outbreak in DR Congo declared over

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was declared officially over on Monday, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu. The virus – an often-fatal illness spread through contact with bodily fluids, kills, on average, …

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