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Child mothers in Luweero abandoned during lockdown

Luweero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 28 teenage girls in Luweero district are stranded with children and pregnancies after they were neglected by men during the COVID-19 lockdown. The girls aged between 14-17 years are from sub-counties of Kamira, Bamunanika, Wobulenzi, Luweero and Makulubita. Seven are stuck with …

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Gov’t allocates Sh500m to feed children with nodding syndrome

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has allocated 500 million Shillings to feed children with nodding syndrome in Northern Uganda this financial year. This is according to State Minister for Health Robinah Nabbanja, in response to queries raised by Aruu North MP Lucy Aciro on the plight of …

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HIV response is still failing children- Byanyima

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The HIV response for children has fallen behind despite great progress made since the early days of the epidemic. This is according to the latest report on the progress towards the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS-Free targets, released as part of the ongoing AIDS-2020 …

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Gov’t to introduce new license for lower primary schools

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports is introducing a new license which will enable school proprietors to start comprehensive schools covering children in primary one to primary four.  The idea is one of the proposals in the new Early Childhood Care and Education …

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How COVID-19 affects children

New study has lots of implications for authorities pondering decisions such as reopening schools  | THE INDEPENDENT | Research on COVID-19 pediatric patients is still limited, but a new study offers a fresh perspective on the early diagnosis and epidemic control of COVID-19 in children and could enhance early intervention …

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