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Umukuka succumbed to Covid-19-Doctor

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The late Inzu Ya Masaba Cultural Leader, Umukuka II Bob Kipiro Mushikori succumbed to Covid-19.  This was revealed by the Health Minister and Mushikor’s doctor Dr Dominic Wabuloko. Mushikori died at the beginning of this month at his home in senior quarters in Mbale City.  …

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Crocodiles “delay burial” of lake victoria accident bodies

Kalangala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Menacing crocodiles have hampered the search for the last body of the seven victims who drowned in a boat mishap in Kalangala last week because a stricty observed custom among the fishing community prohibits the burial of some victims until all bodies are retrieved. Veronica …

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Principal judge roots for pay rise for police scientists

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Principal Judge, Flavian Zeija, has cautioned that Uganda Police risks losing its scientists if they don’t increase their salaries. Zeija, who was the chief guest at the commissioning of the Directorate of Forensic Science at Naguru police headquarters, on Thursday, said that as police advance …

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MPs recommend UGX 173Bn to save health sector from COVID-19 distress

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Health Committee of parliament has recommended for the allocation of Shillings 173billion towards mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on the health sector. The Committee chairperson, Dr. Michael Bukenya notes that the outbreak of COVID-19 exerted pressure on an already challenged system with problems in …

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Higher institutions of learning to open after three months -Circular

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Council of Higher Education -NCHE has communicated that Higher Institutions of learning will open after the next three months. According to the National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) Executive Director Professor Mary Okwakol, the communication is based on prior advice from the Minister …

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Laboratory made antibodies could prevent HIV infection

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Results of a large international study whose results were presented tWednesday at the global HIV for prevention conference show it’ is possible to prevent HIV infection using laboratory manufactured antibodies also known as  broadly neutralizing antibodies or monoclonal antibodies. Dr. Larry Corey a professor at Fred …

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