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New public health law coming

Emerging health threats prompt Govt to revise Uganda’s colonial Public Health law Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda’s unending battles against deadly infectious diseases like Ebola, COVID-19 and Marburg are among the factors that have prompted the government to swiftly amend its 87 year-old colonial law on public health. …

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Museveni resurrects COVID-19 restrictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Friday evening resurrected COVID-19 restrictions ordering that those who have not been vaccinated to stay away from public gatherings. In a televised address, about the health situation in the country, Museveni said the National Task Force on COVID-19 had reviewed …

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“Long COVID” exposes long-term challenges

London, UK | Xinhua | The increasing reports of people getting “long COVID” have exposed the challenges in combatting the pandemic. Experts said that long COVID is likely to result in growing pressure on social and medical resources, a shrinking labor force and economic downturn in the long run. UNDERESTIMATED FIGURE …

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How Uganda could cushion itself from global food supply shocks

FAO research urges Govt to prioritize investments in agriculture to spur growth and reduce poverty Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A set of economic studies by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has found that modest but well-prioritized investments in Uganda’s agricultural sector could in the long run lower food …

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