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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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Health officials caution against upcountry travel during festive season

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Health Specialists have cautioned Ugandans against travelling upcountry during the Christmas holiday to avoid the spread of COVID-19.  The warning breaks a long-standing tradition amongst Ugandans, many of whom travel upcountry during the Christmas and new year holiday, to celebrate with their families. The specialists …

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