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Private teachers petition education committee on relief funds

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private school teachers have asked Parliament to urge government to provide funds towards the Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations-SACCOs for private teachers, despite the group failing to organize themselves to obtain the initial 20 billion Shillings Covid-19 presidential grant. The private teachers leaders under …

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Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery

Countries need stronger data for coordinated and effective actions | COMMENT | NATHALIE DELAPALME AND JOHANNES JÜTTING | As a third wave of COVID-19 infections sweeps across Africa; the full impact of the pandemic on serious illness and mortality remains to be seen. In economic terms, the picture is already …

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Mental health crisis

New report shows that investment in mental health is still lacking Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda spends 9.8% of its GDP on healthcare and only 1% of that is spent on mental healthcare. Dr. Juliet Nakku, the Executive Director of Butabika National Referral Hospital, says that the current …

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