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Refugee children miss out on home based learning in Adjumani

Adjumani, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Refugee children in Adjumani District have been left out of the home-based learning, according to the Refugee Welfare Council. Rebecca Arual, the Women Affairs Officer in the Refugee Welfare Council in Nyumanzi Refugee Settlement told URN in an interview that none of the refugee children …

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NRM declines proposal to postpone 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM is opposed to Uganda Joint Christian Council’s recent proposal of postponing the upcoming January polls. Justine Kasule Lumumba, Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement -NRM party, says whereas the NRM is aware of the effects of covid19 to …

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High risk Mbale never got gov’t masks, even RDC wonders why

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Government masks are yet to arrive in Mbale, despite the district being one of the Covid-19 hotspots in the country because of its proximity to neighboring Kenya. Residents in this district have faulted government for neglecting them given the fact that the region delivered the …

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Lira hospital gets blood bank

Lira, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Lira Regional Referral Hospital has got a blood bank.  The facility was set up by the Health Ministry in partnership with Star Pharmaceutical company. The blood bank comprises an Architect i2000 Elalyasar machine that will be used for screening, testing and analyzing blood.  The blood …

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99% using new HIV drug without knowing what they are taking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | HIV activists are blaming government for not giving people living with HIV information regarding the new Anti-Retroviral Therapies (ARVs) yet the country has adopted a human rights approach as a key tool in their HIV response as recommended by the World Health Organisation. In a …

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