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Uganda prisons staff get COVID-19 vaccine jabs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Prisons officials have today 23rd March, 2020 started receiving the Covid-19 vaccination jabs. They were led by Commissioner General, Dr. Johnson Byabashaijja in the exercise. This is a continuation of the vaccination exercise that started three weeks ago targeting priority groups including health workers, security personnel and …

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Gulu university laboratory rolls out COVID-19 testing services

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu University Laboratory has tested over 600 samples of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) since being accredited by the Ministry of Health and Uganda Virus Research Institute – UVRI in January. The samples were tested from February 22 to March 18 and drawn from neighbouring districts of …

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Adherence to Covid-19 SOPs improves at Mutukula border

Mutukula, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs against Coronavirus Disease- Covid-19 has improved among populations at the Uganda-Tanzania border point of Mutukula in Kyotera district.    The Ministry of Health on recommendations of the World Health Organization-WHO issued a list of approved SOPs that were found …

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Researcher roots for group care for people living with HIV

Prevalence of depression and other mental health disorders is high among people living with HIV Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A psychiatrist at Makerere University has urged the Ministry of Health to adopt group mental healthcare also known as group support psychotherapy for people living with HIV that develop depression. …

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Gulu schools struggle to enforce Covid-19 SOPs

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Schools in Gulu City especially are struggling to enforce strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) against Coronavirus Disease – COVID-19, two weeks after they resumed operations.  There are at least 200 education institutions of learning in Gulu. The Ministry of Education allowed the phased opening of …

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Makerere university launches COVID-19 anti-body test kits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University has launched a COVID-19 Anti-body test kit. The School of Public Health has been working on the testing kit since last year after the outbreak of COVID-19.  The self-test kits according to experts are affordable, fast and favourable for mass testing. They will …

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