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WHO launches consolidated malaria treatment and prevention guidelines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The World Health Organisation- WHO has issued new malaria prevention and treatment guidelines. The guidelines and recommendations are through a web-based platform that countries can navigate to find up to date information to update their national response depending on the extent of their disease problem. In the …

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Food shortage hits 40,000 households in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Several families across Karamoja region are one the verge of starvation due to severe food shortage. Although this isn’t the first time the region is experiencing food shortage, the current situation is worse owing to last year’s floods and the nationwide lockdown to contain the …

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Major airlines to deliver COVID-19 vaccines through new airfreight initiative

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Fifteen airlines have said an agreement with UNICEF to support its   ‘Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative’,  to secure transport for COVID-19 vaccines with the the onset of vaccination in different countries across the world.  The airlines are backing the landmark initiative to prioritize delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, essential …

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Kinkizi development company withdrawals from Rugyeyo health facility partnership

Kanungu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kinkizi Development Company Ltd has decided to terminate its partnership with Kanungu District Local Government to manage Rugyeyo Community Hospital in Kanungu District. The company entered into a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with Kanungu District Local Government in 2018 to establish, develop and operate Rugyeyo Community …

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