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COVID-19: WHO puts pressure on Magufuli’s Tanzania

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT | World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has reached out to COVID-19 skeptic, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli, promising to support the country’s health system. “COVID-19 is a serious disease that can cause severe illness and even death. National authorities everywhere must do all they can …

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Fewer children suffered from diarrhea during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of children seeking care for Acute Respiratory Tract  Infections (RTIs) such as pneumonia reduced by 48 percent at the height of the lockdown instituted to halt the spread of Covid-19. This is according to a new study conducted in Wakiso district between April …

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COVID-19 exposes true cost of corruption

Transparency International reveals that persistent corruption is undermining health care | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released on Jan 28, by Transparency International reveals that persistent corruption is undermining health care systems and contributing to democratic backsliding amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries that perform well on …

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Health experts worried about school re-opening

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Health experts are worried that the reopening of educational institutions for non-candidate might trigger a surge in COVID-19 cases if schools do not fully adhere to the required Standard Operating Procedures -SOPs. During the first phase of re-opening, schools were required to put in place …

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