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PARLIAMENT: Gen Moses Ali gets COVID-19 jab

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vaccination of Cabinet Ministers and legislators against COVID-19 today kicked off at the Parliament building following a move by the Ministry of Health to adjust the vaccine roll-out plan. The Ministry altered the vaccine roll-out plan and decided to vaccinate 964,000 people. Initially, …

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COVID-19 fueled innovations

The 3 medical ones that will outlast the pandemic A number of technologies and tools got a chance to prove themselves for the first time in the context of COVID-19. Three researchers working in gene-based vaccines, wearable diagnostics and drug discovery explain how their work rose to the challenge of …

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Uganda prisons staff get COVID-19 vaccine jabs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Prisons officials have today 23rd March, 2020 started receiving the Covid-19 vaccination jabs. They were led by Commissioner General, Dr. Johnson Byabashaijja in the exercise. This is a continuation of the vaccination exercise that started three weeks ago targeting priority groups including health workers, security personnel and …

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Gulu university laboratory rolls out COVID-19 testing services

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu University Laboratory has tested over 600 samples of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) since being accredited by the Ministry of Health and Uganda Virus Research Institute – UVRI in January. The samples were tested from February 22 to March 18 and drawn from neighbouring districts of …

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Adherence to Covid-19 SOPs improves at Mutukula border

Mutukula, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs against Coronavirus Disease- Covid-19 has improved among populations at the Uganda-Tanzania border point of Mutukula in Kyotera district.    The Ministry of Health on recommendations of the World Health Organization-WHO issued a list of approved SOPs that were found …

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Researcher roots for group care for people living with HIV

Prevalence of depression and other mental health disorders is high among people living with HIV Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A psychiatrist at Makerere University has urged the Ministry of Health to adopt group mental healthcare also known as group support psychotherapy for people living with HIV that develop depression. …

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