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Health Ministry launches guidelines for DNA testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched new guidelines for paternity testing. The guidelines require laboratories across the country to among others apply for accreditation to be allowed to collect samples and also have staff that include a counselor or clinical psychologist on the …

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Opposition challenges Health Ministry on intern doctors deployment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition legislators have raised concerns and challenged the Ministry of Health regarding its authority to modify the terms and conditions of the deployment of pre-medical interns. The lawmakers’ response comes after a directive issued on Wednesday by Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary in …

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Uganda rolls out mass vaccination against Yellow Fever

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has rolled out a mass vaccination campaign against yellow fever disease in the country. Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday that the exercise will be carried out in three phases ending next year. She …

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MOH plans to vaccinate 2.6 million in Central Region

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is targeting to vaccinate 2.6 million people in the Central region during the mass Covid-19 vaccination exercise.  The districts are Butambala, Gomba, Kayunga, Mpigi, Buikwe, Mukono and Wakiso. The Director-General of Health Services, Dr. Henry Mwebesa says that the vaccination exercise targets …

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Prolonged closure of Entebbe Hospital irks residents

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The prolonged closure of Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital has irked residents. The hospital closed the outpatient, dental, optical, maternal and child care departments in March last year to focus on the management of COVID-19 patients. Before its closure, the hospital served more than a …

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Anti Atwine protestors frustrated over case delay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The two suspects facing trial for staging a protest calling for the removal of the Health Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine were disappointed on Tuesday morning when they learnt that their case had been pushed to November 25, 2021. Augustine Ojobile and Sharif …

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