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Uganda will not halt Use of AstraZeneca vaccine-MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ministry of Health will not halt the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, saying no severe effects have been reported.  This follows the suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine in several countries including the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on grounds that some of the people …

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Mobile clinic vans excite Amudat mothers

Amudat, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  | Several Mothers in Amudat district in Karamoja sub-region have a reason to smile following the delivery of two ambulances and one mobile clinic. Moroto and Napak districts also received similar donations from the Dry Land Integrated Development Project for Karamoja with funding from the Office …

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How COVAX plans to handle compensation for vaccines side effects in poor countries

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPEDNENT | The World Health Organization, the vaccines alliance GAVI and Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations CEPI have launched one of the most ambitious inoculation delivery plan in history, dubbed COVAX. The plan is to ensure the poorer countries in the world are all able to receive …

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Mothers name best midwives in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Nine midwives from four Health Centers managed by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA, have been named among those who offer dignified care to mothers seeking antenatal care  The midwives are Kitimbo Fatuma Namagembe and Zam Nampanga from Kisenyi Health Centre IV, Clare Vilma and Joan Kasimire …

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WHO approves Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for use

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The World Health Organisation has given clearance to the vaccine developed by Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), for emergency use in all countries and for the international UN-partnered effort to roll-out vaccines equitably across the world, COVAX. The vaccine from Janssen is the first to be listed …

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Sierra Leone to kick off mass vaccination against COVID-19

Freetown, Sierra Leone | THE INDEPENDENT |  Sierra Leone will begin mass vaccination against COVID-19 on Monday to further curb the spread of the disease in the country, a health official said Friday. Tom Sesay, head of the Expanded Program on Immunization under Sierra Leone’s Health Ministry, made the announcement at …

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WHO investigates reports of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine blood clots

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT |  Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that the Geneva-based UN health agency “systematically reviews safety signals, and is carefully assessing the current reports on the AstraZeneca vaccine.” The COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has been suspended …

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Turkey confirms 14,941 new COVID-19 cases

  Ankara, Turkey | THE INDEPENDENT |  Turkey reported on Friday 14,941 new COVID-19 cases, including 834 symptomatic patients, as the total number of positive cases in the country reached 2,850,930, according to its health ministry. The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 66 to 29,356, while the …

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