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Weary Ugandans shun COVID-19 booster doses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The majority of Uganda who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have not received booster doses as recommended by health professionals. Records from the Ministry of Health show that more than 10.2 million people representing 48 percent of the targeted 22 million people were fully vaccinated …

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C-labs officially launched in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | C-labs, an Ultra-Modern Laboratory facility has officially been launched at International Hospital Kampala (IHK). The internationally recognized diagnostic laboratory will be the leading medical laboratory in the region providing quality testing and diagnostics. C-Labs offers to include; Tumour Makers, Hormonal Tests, Vitamins, Cardiac Makers, …

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Govt takes COVID-19 fight to schools

The Coronavirus is still around, and there will be another wave – Experts COVER STORY | RONALD MUSOKE | The government will start vaccinating 6.6 million children aged 12-17 years when the new school term opens on May 9, according to Dr. Daniel Kyabayinze, the Director Public Health Services at the …

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Health benefits of Black Tea

Aside from water, black tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world | THE INDEPENDENT | Black tea offers a variety of health benefits because it contains antioxidants and compounds that can help reduce inflammation in the body. Here are 10 health benefits of black tea, all …

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Committee picks Health Centre IVs over hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government should prioritise establishment of health centre IVs instead of hospitals in districts as they can handle obstetrics gynecology and children’s cases, which make up most admissions in hospitals. Presenting the Report of the Committee on the Ministerial Policy Statement and Budget Estimates for …

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COVIDEX clinical trial gets sh3 billion boost

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has allocated shs3billion for studies into the efficacy of COVIDEX, a herbal solution that helps relieve symptoms associated with COVID-19. Prof. Patrick Engeu Ogwang, a clinical pharmacologist behind the herbal concoction revealed this to Uganda Radio Network in an interview. He, however, says …

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