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Indian COVID-19 variant detected in Kampala- Prof. Kaleebu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has detected the Indian COVID-19 variant in Kampala. According to officials from the Ministry of Health, the variant also referred to as -B.1.617 was detected from travelers returning from Indian. The variant was picked up after the travelers went …

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Construction of OPD at Katabi health centre III resumes

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The construction of an Outpatients Department at Katabi Health Centre III in Entebbe municipality has resumed.  Entebbe Municipal contracted Skylight General Services Ltd to construct the OPD at 200 Million Shillings.      Construction of the OPD was halted last month after the municipal council …

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World Malaria Day

WHO to stamp out malaria in 25 more countries by 2025 | THE INDEPENDENT | Ahead of World Malaria Day, marked annually on April 25, the World health Organisation (WHO) launched new initiative on April 23 aiming to halt transmission of the disease in 25 more countries by 2025. Of …

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COVID-19: Uganda discontinues Vitamin C usage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Health Ministry has discontinued the use of Vitamin C in the management of COVID-19 citing the high toxic levels associated with the drug. Vitamin C, alias ascorbic acid, is a chewable or dissolvable tablet or intravenous drug that supplements the uptake of nutrients in the …

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Assault victims unhappy over slow pace of court case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Two victims who were last year assaulted in Gulu have expressed concern about the delays by the court to hear their case.  Lillian Nabaggala Maximillian aged 30 and Shamsa Kayoya, 25, all residents of Kampala were assaulted on the night of December 28th, 2020 at …

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