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The fight against Ebola

Why women must be central to the response NEWS ANALYSIS | SOPHIE HARMAN | No time for that” was the constant refrain heard by gender and women’s health experts working in the 2014/16 Ebola response. This was an emergency and the main thing was to deal with the crisis. It …

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Uganda Ebola outbreak

  African health experts call for African solutions NEWS ANALYSIS | RONALD MUSOKE | When health ministers from nine African countries held an emergency meeting in Kampala on Oct.12, they had one goal; to prevent any cross-border spillover of the Ebolavirus disease that was confirmed almost a month ago in central-western …

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Govt seeks life imprisonment for body organs trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has proposed a penalty of life imprisonment for any person who sells or gets involved in any form of compensation for human organs, tissues, or cells. This is part of the Uganda Human Organ Donation and Transplant Bill, 2021 the Minister of Health, …

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Museveni calls for training of marine engineers

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reiterated the need for Busoga University to teach marine engineering and related courses. He made the statement after commissioning 12 marine ambulances at the Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF marine base in Entebbe. The event took place on Friday, May …

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Weary Ugandans shun COVID-19 booster doses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The majority of Uganda who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have not received booster doses as recommended by health professionals. Records from the Ministry of Health show that more than 10.2 million people representing 48 percent of the targeted 22 million people were fully vaccinated …

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Ministry of Health warns on mismanagement of ambulances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has raised concern about the mismanagement of ambulances. According to statistics by the Ministry, there are 178 functional ambulances and 50 are run by the local governments, against a set target of 460 ambulances. But, even the few that are …

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