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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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Besigye in self isolation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential flag bearer Rtd Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye has revealed that he is in self isolation. In a tweet, in which he bid farewell to Al Hajj Nasser Ssebagala who died last month, he apologized for not attending …

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School owners, teachers in State House to agree on opening plan

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several members of the teachers’ association, private schools and institutions and the COVID-19 committee, are locked up in a meeting with Education Minister Janet Museveni, to iron out issues surrounding the proposed reopening of schools. The meeting comes after a roadmap issued by the …

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Poor Ugandans not seeking healthcare

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The burden of catastrophic health expenditures remains large in many countries in Africa. A report by the Makerere University-based Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) shows that most of the health expenditure in Uganda is met privately and by the rich. Due to this, a …

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COVID-19: Record 326 test positive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has today recorded it’s highest number of daily Coronavirus infections with 326 people testing positive from tests conducted on Friday. Results released today by the health ministry show that 326 new cases were confirmed bringing the total number of cases reported in the …

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