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Coronavirus: 220 travellers to Uganda isolated

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | 220 travellers to Uganda from China have been isolated in their homes. According to a situational report released on Tuesday by the health ministry, the 220 who include Chinese Nationals and Ugandans arrived in the country between Sunday and Tuesday morning.  They are being monitored …

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Vaccine-derived polio virus remains an emergency for Africa-WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The World Health Organisation has cautioned that a Vaccine Derived Polio Virus, remains an emergency for Africa where several children under 15 remain unvaccinated.     Vaccine-derived polio spreads mostly where vaccine coverage is low and there is poor sanitation. In this case, a child who is …

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Ministers endorse collaboration framework on Ebola preparedness

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Health Ministers from nine countries that border the Democratic Republic of Congo have endorsed a joint framework to strengthen cross-border collaboration on preparedness and response to Ebola virus and other disease outbreaks. The ministers observed that the countries shared a threat that the outbreak …

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Ten specialists benefit from new neonatal programme at Makerere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten specialists – five pediatric nurses and doctors are set to benefit from the inaugural neonatal fellowship programme that was launched yesterday afternoon at Makerere University department of pediatrics and child health. The programme that focuses on training health workers on care for babies aged …

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Ebola prevention practices relaxed in public places

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of public places have relaxed Ebola prevention measures. In some of the public places like hotels and offices in previously hit Ebola sites our reporter found no disinfectants and hand washing facilities. For instance, at the Uganda –Congo cross border meeting organized …

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We blocked Minister, MPs for safety reasons-Lubowa hospital investor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Finasi/ROKO Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) has explained why security turned away members of parliament and health officials from touring the construction site of the proposed International Specialized Hospital Uganda-ISHU. On Tuesday, a group of legislators from the National Economy Committee accompanied by the Health …

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Minister, MPs blocked from accessing Lubowa hospital site

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng and Permanent Secretary Diana Atwiine were today blocked from accessing the site for the construction of the proposed International Specialized Hospital Uganda, in Lubowa. A team from Parliament’s National Economy Committee had gone to monitor ongoing …

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Government reveals plan to tackle Hepatitis C

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans have been urged to test for hepatitis C as the disease is equally as dangerous as other infectious diseases, according to Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng. As Uganda joined the rest of the world to mark world hepatitis day, the Minister said soon …

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