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Lockdown affects routine immunization-UNEPI

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current lockdown has led to a decline in the number of parents taking their children for routine immunisation, the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation-UNEPI has revealed. According to UNEPI, although they often record low numbers of children during the routine immunisation, the situation …

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Health Ministry decentralizes coronavirus care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said considering that a number of people picked from the community have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID -19), they have resolved that samples be collected from suspects wherever they are. Delivering an update on the COVID …

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Health Ministry gets additional UGX 45 Bn for COVID-19 fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Budget Committee of Parliament has allocated an additional 45.2 billion shillings to the Health Ministry. On Tuesday, the Finance Minister Matia Kasaija told Members of Parliament that the security sector would receive 81 billion shillings while 62 billion shillings for the Ministry of …

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Uganda’s coronavirus cases are low risk – Epidemiologists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Majority of Uganda’s COVID-19 confirmed cases belong to the lower risk age groups, this is according to researchers. According to health officials, the infection trends as of now means Uganda might not record any deaths associated with the disease. This they say is a …

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Buliisa health workers resume Ebola screening

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 health workers in Buliisa district have resumed Ebola screening barely three months after laying down their tools over the none payment. The Health workers had been deployed to manage various Ebola screening centers at Wanseko, Butiaba, Walukuba and Somsio and Bugoigo …

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FDC calls for a clear program to deal with COVID-19 threat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has called upon government to issue a clear program on how it intends to handle the coronavirus when it reaches Uganda. The virus, which was first reported in China’s Wuhan province in December 2019, has since spread …

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