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Expectant mothers stuck as floods devastate Kyotera

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Dozens of expectant mothers in Kyebe sub-county and Kasensero Town Council are stuck after health workers there abandoned the facilities as a result of floods. The floods that had initially cut off Kyapa-Kasensero road intensified last week following the persistent rainfall in the area. This is …

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Heavy rains wreak havoc in Napak district

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Several houses were left flooded and many plants swept away by running water after a heavy downpour that lasted for seven hours on Wednesday morning.  The most affected sub-counties include; Lotome, Ngoleriet, Kangole town council and Matany with many families affected as well. The floods …

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Hoima residents embrace COVID-19 vaccination

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The number of people receiving the covid-19 vaccine in Hoima district has increased in the last week.  Hoima district received 5,230 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in March.    Dr Lawrence Tumusiime, the Hoima District Health Officer- DHO says initially when they started rolling …

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Plague kills 200 goats in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  An outbreak of the Goat Plague has killed more than 200 goats at Mbegu landing site Buseruka Sub County, Hoima district.     Goat Plague is also known as peste des petits ruminants. The disease is characterised by sudden onset of depression, fever, discharge from the …

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