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Supply for Covid-19 vaccines outstrips demand

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | GAVI, the vaccines alliance is urging countries to order for COVID-19 vaccines saying that they have enough stocks to cover each of their needs. The development comes only a year after wide concerns of hoarding birthed what was widely referred to as vaccine nationalism. GAVI’s CEO …

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COVID-19 pandemic not over yet: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Even though the number of globally reported COVID-19 cases and deaths continues to decline, largely due to a drop in testing rates, the pandemic is not over, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday. Last week, just over 15,000 coronavirus-related deaths were reported to the …

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COVID-19 baby boom

How it could slow Uganda’s ‘demographic dividend’ dreams Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Nancy Piloya, 18, is a teenager who got pregnant during the 2020 lockdown. When Piloya, who is from Nwoya District in the Acholi sub-region of northern Uganda discovered she was pregnant, she ran away from home and …

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UVRI to investigate low Covid-19 cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Virus Research Institute has started a study to investigate why the country and some of its neighbors are reporting low COVID-19 cases. The study is expected to last four years and will look at what contribution the different COVID-19 variants have played in the …

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