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U.S. reports over 3.2 mln child COVID-19 cases

Over 63,000 new child COVID-19 cases were reported last week Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | Over 3.2 million children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to a latest report of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association. …

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48 children rescued from illegal ferrying in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Lamwo district have arrested five suspects for attempting to illegally ferry 48 children to work as casual laborers in commercial sugarcane plantations in Bunyoro and Busoga regions. The suspects were arrested on Wednesday evening from Agoro sub-county after police intercepted their truck, …

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Archbishop pleads for children to return to church

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Dr Stephen Samuel Kaziimba has asked the government to put in place strategies to enable children to attend church prayers again. According to the primate, the youngsters were not included in the arrangements as the …

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Uganda’s daycare centres petition Parliament

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Operators of daycare centres and nursery schools have petitioned Speaker Rebecca Kadaga over the indefinite closure of the facilities saying government is unfair to both the operators and parents. The group under their umbrella body, Early Childhood Development Association of Uganda state that the …

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More resources needed to treat cancer in children – UCI

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the world commemorates the Children Cancer Day on 15th February 2021, only 30% of the the children diagnosed with cancer in Uganda are getting treatment according to Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI). Dr. Joyce Balagadde Kambugu, a consultant and Head of Pediatric Oncology at Uganda …

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Teachers: Absence of nursery schools will weaken education foundation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The indefinite suspension of the re-opening of the nursery schools will hurt the foundation of schooling according to teachers. Last week, Education Minister Janet Museveni said nursery schools handling children aged three to six will remain closed throughout the Covid-19 season. She explained that this …

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Fewer children suffered from diarrhea during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of children seeking care for Acute Respiratory Tract  Infections (RTIs) such as pneumonia reduced by 48 percent at the height of the lockdown instituted to halt the spread of Covid-19. This is according to a new study conducted in Wakiso district between April …

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Kyagulanyi explains his children’s trip to the USA

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi has said that, he sent his four children on vacation to the USA over safety reasons. Kyagulanyi’s four children flew out of the country yesterday. Although he didn’t specify the duration of his children’s stay in the USA, …

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U.S. reports over 2 million child COVID-19 cases

  Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | Over two million children in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest data of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association. Nearly 179,000 new child COVID-19 cases were reported last …

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Archbishop urges parents to mentor children during festive season

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Archbishop Dr John Baptist Odama of Gulu Archdiocese has urged parents to take seriously their parenting role during this festive season saying many children are getting wasted in the presence of their parents. Archbishop Odama said many parents have neglected their responsibility of parenting, counting …

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