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WHO hails universal health coverage milestones in Africa amid pandemic

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Many African countries have demonstrated commitment to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) amid disruptions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Saturday during the Universal Health Coverage Day. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa said that universal health coverage …

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Health officials caution against upcountry travel during festive season

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Health Specialists have cautioned Ugandans against travelling upcountry during the Christmas holiday to avoid the spread of COVID-19.  The warning breaks a long-standing tradition amongst Ugandans, many of whom travel upcountry during the Christmas and new year holiday, to celebrate with their families. The specialists …

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Children in slums may never go back to school-Makerere Study

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | One in ten parents living in Kampala’s Kisenyi slum has confessed to having no hope of returning their children to school when educational institutions reopen. This is according to results of a study released by the Makerere University School of Public Health on Wednesday.   The …

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Gov’t moves to introduce second dose of measles vaccine

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A second dose of the measles vaccine-MVC2 will be introduced by government next year as a strategy aimed at eliminating measles in the country. According to officials from the Uganda National Expanded Programme (UNEPI) with the introduction of another dose, medics will administer the first …

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COVID-19: 1,000 new cases recorded

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day after 1,199 people tested positive for the disease on Wednesday. The new cases were part of 8,223 samples that were tested yesterday for the disease. This brings the total number of reported cases …

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