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Gov’t scraps Covid-19 vaccination campaign in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministries of Education and Health have scrapped plans of vaccinating learners against COVID-19 in school. Over 16 million learners aged 5 to 17 years were supposed to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Previously, the ministries had planned to roll out mass vaccination campaigns in schools between …

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Ugandan school Wakadogo ranks among world’s best

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan school, Project Shelter Wakadogo, which supports vulnerable and hard to reach children, has been named one of the top 10 schools globally by World’s Best School Prizes in the Overcoming Adversity category. The World’s Best School Prize is a project by T4 Education, …

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COVID-19: PWDs demand special inoculation centers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of Persons with Disabilities-PWDs in Mukono district want the government to consider creating special inoculation centers for their members for the second and booster COVID-19 doses. The leaders say that some of their colleagues have started contacting them for assistance following the new …

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MPs query expenditure of intern doctors’ allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawmakers have put the former Executive Director (ED) Mulago National Referral Hospital, Dr. Byarugaba Baterana on the spot over the expenditure of Shs206 million meant for allowances for medical interns and senior health officers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Government remitted Shs3.8 billion for allowances for …

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