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Gov’t scraps Covid-19 vaccination campaign in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministries of Education and Health have scrapped plans of vaccinating learners against COVID-19 in school. Over 16 million learners aged 5 to 17 years were supposed to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Previously, the ministries had planned to roll out mass vaccination campaigns in schools between …

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Health minister queries slow construction of maternity ward

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Health has raised concern about the delays to complete the maternity ward at Ober health centre III. In 2021, the Ministry of Health released 300 Million Shillings for the construction of the maternity ward and theater at Ober health centre III. The …

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MPs urge gov’t to address staffing challenges at referral hospitals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on Health has called for more funding to cater for human resource development at regional referral hospitals. The committee members said that limited numbers of staff at some regional referral hospitals has crippled performance and put a burden on the available staff. Nicholas Kamara, …

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Malaria vaccination to start in 2023: Health minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has revealed that government will start the implementation of the malaria vaccine at end of 2023. Aceng made this revelation while responding to prayers in a motion urging government to strengthen efforts to prevent, control and eliminate transmission …

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Lubowa hospital stalled due to incompetence: MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Committee on Health have cited incompetence as the major cause of delays in completion of the Lubowa Specialized Hospital which they say reflects failure on the side of government. Members of Parliament said the reasons given by the Health Minister, Dr. …

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Health ministry to phase out type A ambulances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All ambulances categorized as Type One will soon be banned from carrying patients, according to the Minister of Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng. Aceng who was speaking at a function to receive a donation of three ambulances from Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency on …

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MPs demand answers on stalled Lubowa specialized hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have tasked the government to explain the circumstances surrounding the construction of the specialized hospital in Lubowa. This was during the Tuesday sitting in which Parliament paid tribute to the former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah who died in a hospital in Seattle, the …

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