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MOH asks hospitals to adopt new app for COVID-19 care

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has directed all hospital directors and District Health Officers (DHOs)  to adopt a new app to guide health workers on how to handle COVID-19 patients and also double-check the latest information on the pandemic.  In a letter addressed to the directors, …

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COVID-19 vaccine trials in Africa

What’s promising and what’s problematic | BENJAMIN KAGINA | Senior Research Officer, Vaccines For Africa Initiative, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town Scientists are working around the clock to develop and test vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19. Experts agree that widespread use of safe and …

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COVID-19: Uganda records 701 new infections

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda on Tuesday recorded its highest cases of COVID-19 after 701 people tested positive for the disease. The cases were part of 5,578 samples that were tested. According to the Ministry of Health, the highest numbers of reported cases were from Kampala with 290 positives …

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Anyacoto health center II 0perates without functional toilets

Dokolo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Anyacoto Health Center II, the only government health facility in the newly created Okwongodul Sub County in Dokolo district is operating without functional toilets, URN has learnt. Found in Anyacoto Village, Anyacoto Health Center II serves over 30,000 people.  Information obtained by Uganda Radio Network-URN …

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Bahrain approves new COVID-19 vaccine use

  Manama, Bahrain | Xinhua |  Bahrain’s health regulator on Friday announced the authorization of emergency use of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. “Bahrain has approved the emergency use of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine that will be used for high risk groups,” said the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA). It added that …

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