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Gulu district prepares Shs 30 Billion budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district local government has laid out a proposed budget of 30 billion shillings for 2020/2021 financial year with health and education as top priorities. The budget was laid out in a two days district budget conference which started on Wednesday morning and concluded on …

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Parliamentary candidates in Acholi make big promises to voters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Independent parliamentary candidates in the Acholi sub-region are promising to address the challenges in the education and health sectors. 52 independent candidates are contesting for various parliamentary seats in Gulu, Omoro, Nwoya and Amuru district. The rest are flag bearers of different political parties which …

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US gov’t to support 10 regional referral hospitals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten regional referral hospitals are set to benefit from a five-year program funded by the United States government aimed at strengthening the coordination of HIV related activities in Uganda. They are Masaka, Arua, Fort Portal, Soroti, Jinja, Mbarara, Lira and Moroto, Kayunga and Bombo military …

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Kyambogo staff test for COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   One member of the Kyambogo University Staff has tested positive for COVID-19, barely two weeks after the university opened its doors for final year students.  According to Reuben Twinomujuni, the University Senior Public Relations Officer, the patient is now receiving treatment at Mulago National …

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Katakwi registers record 1,173 teenage pregnancies

Katakwi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Katakwi District has recorded 1,173 teenage pregnancies in the last seven months. This is part of the report compiled by the District Probation Report from various partners in different sub-counties and Katakwi General Hospital.   According to the report, Katakwi Town Council leads with 190 cases, …

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BoU hands over renovated ward, equipment to Ayivui HC III

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ayivui health center III in Arua city has received a newly refurbished maternity ward and medical equipment valued at over Shillings 100 million. The ward was renovated and equipped by the Bank of Uganda under its social corporate responsibility to promote professional health care services …

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UN chief calls for more investment in universal health coverage

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on governments to invest more in universal health coverage. COVID-19 has shown that universal health coverage, strong public health systems and emergency preparedness are essential, he said in a video message for the launch of his policy brief …

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