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DR MUSENERO: No money was sent directly to PRESIDE

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Monica Musenero has said that no funds were released directly to the Presidential Scientific Initiative on Epidemics (PRESIDE) for Covid-19 vaccine research purposes. Musenero was on Tuesday responding to a report by the Select Committee that …

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As much as 75% of hospital patients still not ‘fully recovered’ | THE INDEPENDENT | There are still many unknowns surrounding COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, or the duration of persistent symptoms experienced with long COVID. Researchers in the U.K. recently published a study in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine …

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COVID-19 cash bailout finally getting to teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After moving in circles for over two years, private school teachers can now access the long-awaited COVID-19 cash bailout from government. In one of his national addresses on COVID-19 in July 2020, President Yoweri Museveni promised to provide a revolving fund worth Sh20 billion …

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India to take a decade to overcome COVID-19 pandemic losses

Mumbai, India | Xinhua | India will take over a decade, or around 15 years, to overcome the losses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic despite its economic growth rebounding from a low-base, the country’s central bank said in a report on Friday. The monetary losses estimated by the Reserve Bank …

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Health system inequalities

They drive antimicrobial resistance in East Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID pandemic has exposed long-standing structural fault lines in societies – especially in health systems. These same inequalities also drive another major global health concern: antimicrobial resistance. The World Health Organisation defines antimicrobial resistance as the process by …

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