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Covid-19 slows Uganda’s progress on poverty alleviation

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has said that the covid-19 pandemic has greatly affected its progress in poverty alleviation. The pandemic has also affected progress in eliminating hunger, providing education, clean water and sanitation, and provision of affordable clean energy. The minister for general duties in the office of …

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Mulago COVID-19 treatment facility uses 120 PPE sets per day

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The COVID-19 Treatment facility in Mulago uses at least 120 full sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) every day, according to Dr Byarugaba Baterana, the Executive Director of the hospital. Dr Baterana was this morning receiving a consignment of PPE donation worth USD 25,000 from …

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Displaced girls learn to make reusable sanitary pads in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Over 200 teenage girls leaving in Internally Displaced Persons’ camps in Kasese District have acquired skills in making handmade reusable sanitary pads. The week long training commenced with training participants on their rights. The training was organized by a group of teenagers under their group …

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80% of COVID-19 deaths had diabetes – MOH

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health has said that 80 per cent of the people who have succumbed to COVID-19 were battling diabetes. As of Monday, Uganda had recorded 75 deaths as a result of COVID-19.  Dr Gerald Mutungi, who heads the Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Division …

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Experts cautious as activists push for access to abortion drug

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Activists are calling for easing of restrictions on dispensing abortion drug mifepristone, as the world commemorates international safe abortion day. The day is marked on September 28, every year to remind the world of women’s right to access safe and legal abortion. It is based …

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