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Floods submerge Butiaba health center leaving patients stranded

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Floods resulting from the rising water levels of Lake Albert have submerged Butiaba health center III in Butiaba sub county Buliisa district leaving health workers and patients accessing treatment at the facility stranded. The floods have submerged staff quarters, maternity, male and female wards, …

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Mubende municipality gets UGX 500M to improve health services

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mubende municipality has received Shillings 500M from the Health Ministry to renovate and upgrade Lwemikomago health center III in West division. Lwemikomago health center III, which is about 8km away from Mubende referral hospital will get a maternity ward, general ward, modern toilet facility …

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19 million children missed vaccination – Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 19 million children missed vaccination and de-worming. Figures from the ministry indicate that 1.2 million children aged 10-11 years missed cervical cancer vaccination while 500,000 children also missed routine vaccination. An additional 17.3 million children under the age of 15 missed de-worming as a result …

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Govt to charge UGX 240,000 for each COVID-19 test

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The government is going to start charging people and organisations to be tested for COVID-19 effective September 1, 2020. According to the health ministry, truck drivers, people in need of knowing their COVID-19 status, government and public organisations, Ugandans returning from abroad, visitors from other …

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