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Parliament queries new gov’t digital learning approach

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has queried the new digital learning approach adopted by the government to keep children learning during the current coronavirus lockdown. A section of legislators says that the approach only benefits a few learners, mainly in urban centres. The Ministry of Education is encouraging …

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UNICEF calls for release of children detained due to armed conflict

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has asked countries to release children in detention resulting from armed conflict. According to UNICEF, many countries have not headed to the advice and as a result, 250 million children continue to be affected. In the latest statement, …

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Protect the most vulnerable children from the impact of coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is of a scale most people alive today have never seen. Worldwide, the outbreak is claiming lives and livelihoods as health systems buckle, borders close and families struggle to stay afloat. Communities across the globe are rising to the …

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Police stuck with 10 children abandoned during Covid-19 lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are stuck with 10 children abandoned by their parents during the implementation of President Yoweri Museveni’s directives to contain the spread of Covid-19. The children aged 6 to 17 years were left behind by their parents as the President banned both private and …

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WHO reiterates warning that kids are hit by coronavirus too

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | The World Health Organisation on Thursday reiterated its warning that children can also be affected by the new coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of several young people. “The very notion that ‘COVID-19 only affects older people’ is factually wrong,” the head of the WHO’s European branch, Hans Kluge, told …

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Health workers challenged on detecting TB among children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | About 15% of children who should be receiving Tuberculosis (TB) treatment as a form of prevention or prophylaxis are not getting this treatment, according to Makerere University John Hopkins University Research Collaboration (MU-JHU). Speaking to journalists on Friday, Dr. Eric Wobudeya, a researcher and specialist …

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