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Aceng assures Ugandans on second COVID-19 vaccine dose

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health is optimistic that Uganda will get the second consignment of COVID-19 vaccines on time despite the shortages experienced globally. Uganda has so far vaccinated 239,617 people out of the 964,000 dozes of vaccines that were received earlier.  Although the government had …

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Covid-19 wave predicted to shoot up during rainy season

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A change in environmental condition from the current dry season to the rainy season will most likely see a sharp rise in cases of covid-19 in the country, a Health Expert at the Health Ministry has predicted. Uganda has recorded a decline in Covid-19 cases …

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Gov’t needs more UGX 500b for COVID-19 vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government of Uganda has a funding shortfall of  515 billion Shillings to procure nine million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India. A total of 21,952,000 million vaccines are expected to arrive in the country between this week and next …

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Major airlines to deliver COVID-19 vaccines through new airfreight initiative

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Fifteen airlines have said an agreement with UNICEF to support its   ‘Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative’,  to secure transport for COVID-19 vaccines with the the onset of vaccination in different countries across the world.  The airlines are backing the landmark initiative to prioritize delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, essential …

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Two thirds of world’s population join COVAX Facility for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | XINHUA | A total of 156 economies representing nearly two-thirds of the world’s population have joined the COVAX Facility, an international initiative co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to ensure equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines, the WHO said on Monday. This includes 64 higher-income …

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