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Wakiso receives 2.4 million face masks for free distribution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district has received 2.4million face masks from government for free distribution to residents as part of the Covid-19 preventive measures. The mask distribution exercise was officially launched by Wakiso Resident District Commissioner, Rose Kirabira at the district headquarters on Wednesday. She revealed that …

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Uganda records 5th Covid19 death

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda has recorded its fifth Covid19 death, the Health Ministry has revealed. The deceased is a 46-year-old female Ugandan of Indian origin. The deceased, a resident of Kibuli a city suburb was first admitted at Kibuli Muslim hospital with symptoms related to the viral respiratory …

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Uganda registers fourth COVID-19 death

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has registered another COVID-19 death bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to four. The deceased is a 61-year-old female, a resident of Kiyimbi in Nakulabye, Kampala who died on Friday. She was admitted at Mengo Hospital before referred to Mulago National Referral hospital …

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Pandwong health workers start outreach programs for patients

  Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers at Pandwong health center III in Pandwong division, Kitgum municipality have embarked on outreach programs to extend health services in the community. This comes almost three months after services at the facility were halted after the facility was turned into a …

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Hundreds in Pallisa, Mbale miss mosquito nets

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of households in Mbale and Pallisa districts missed out on the recent mosquito net distribution exercise by the Health Ministry. Early this month, government embarked on the nationwide distribution of 27 million mosquito nets beginning with 25 districts in Eastern Uganda including Mbale …

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Ministry official, LC I chaiperson arrested over missing mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A Health Ministry official and Village council chairperson are in trouble in Tororo district over missing mosquito nets. Peter Issu, the Operations Manager in Charge of the Mosquito net distribution exercise in Western Division and Mary Lucy Awori, the Water Village LC I Chairperson were …

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Kotido on alert over suspected cholera outbreak

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 11 suspected cholera cases have been reported in Kotido district. The Kotido District Health Officer, Dr. Serino Acar, says they have dispatched samples from the suspected cases to the Public Health Laboratory in Kampala for testing. Dr. Acar says a Cholera Response Taskforce …

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