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Indian COVID-19 variant detected in Kampala- Prof. Kaleebu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has detected the Indian COVID-19 variant in Kampala. According to officials from the Ministry of Health, the variant also referred to as -B.1.617 was detected from travelers returning from Indian. The variant was picked up after the travelers went …

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95% of Entebbe national isolation centre renovation works complete- MOH

 Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  At least 95 percent of the renovation works at National Isolation Centre in Entebbe are complete, the Ministry of Health-MOH has revealed. Patrick Rubongoya, the project manager, says the remaining works including the remodelling of the former tuberculosis ward, floor works, painting and fixing machines …

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Entebbe hospital to remain closed to public – MOH

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health -MOH has said the Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital will not re-open to the general public this month, as earlier planned.  Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary of MOH, told Uganda Radio Network (URN) on Monday that the ministry has asked the …

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NMS completes distribution of over 28M mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The National Medical Stores-NMS has completed the distribution of 28.4 million long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets across the country.  The nets were distributed to 2,051 sub-counties in the 8 months long campaign. In 2019, the Ministry of Health tasked NMS to handle the procurement, storage …

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Uganda will not halt Use of AstraZeneca vaccine-MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ministry of Health will not halt the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, saying no severe effects have been reported.  This follows the suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine in several countries including the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on grounds that some of the people …

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Kampala recorded highest maternal deaths in 2020-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 170 mothers died giving birth in health facilities in Kampala. This is according to a survey released by the Ministry of Health. This is more than double the number of deaths that were reported in the 2018/2019 financial year. Findings published in the …

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Gov’t needs more UGX 500b for COVID-19 vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government of Uganda has a funding shortfall of  515 billion Shillings to procure nine million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India. A total of 21,952,000 million vaccines are expected to arrive in the country between this week and next …

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Development partners call for equal access to Covid-19 vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Development Partners have called for equity in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The partners note that underdeveloped countries should not be made to wait longer for the vaccines.  They argue that access to the Coronavirus Vaccine is a human rights issue and without the …

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