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Soroti teachers want COVID-19 vaccination extended nearer to them

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Teachers in Arapai Sub County in Soroti District want the Government to establish COVID-19 vaccination points at Health Centre III nearer to them. This comes after the Soroti District COVID-19 task force set up five vaccination points in the district and city. They include Soroti Regional Referral …

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NMS completes distribution of over 28M mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The National Medical Stores-NMS has completed the distribution of 28.4 million long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets across the country.  The nets were distributed to 2,051 sub-counties in the 8 months long campaign. In 2019, the Ministry of Health tasked NMS to handle the procurement, storage …

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Lord mayor Lukwago speaks out on his condition

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has said he’s currently in a stable condition and on course to full recovery. In a posting on his Facebook Timeline accompanied by two pictures of him appearing to be walking around a hospital Lukwago said he was …

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Kampala city lord mayor out of danger – Nyanjura

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Kampala City Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura has said the City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago is out of danger in Nairobi, Kenya where he is hospitalised. This dispels rumours making rounds on social media that Lukwago is in critical condition and others pronouncing him …

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Family sues Butiru Chrisco hospital for professional negligence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Butiru Chrisco hospital in Butiru town council in Manafwa district is in trouble for alleged professional negligence.  The family of Suzan Nabifo, an expectant mother who died in May last year during delivery has together with the Centre for Health Human Right and Development-CEHURD sued …

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New COVID variants

They have changed the game and vaccines will not be enough. Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, UCL, and other members of the Lancet COVID-19 Commission Taskforce on Public Health explain why the world now needs global ‘maximum suppression’. At the …

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