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Medical interns demand Covid-19 risk allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical Interns are demanding risk allowances due to their involvement in the treatment of Covid-19 patients. The demand was presented to the Parliamentary Covid-19 task force by Doctor Mary Lillian Nabwire, the President of the Federation of Uganda Medical Interns. According to Nabwire, many …

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TIME 2020 TOP 100: Chinese scientist Tu Youyou

Beijing, China | PD CHINA |  Tu Youyou, an outstanding Chinese scientist who has made great strides with the development of a key anti-malarial drug artemisinin, was in 2020 elected as one of the 100 Women of the Year by Time magazine. Having devoted more than 40 years of her life to …

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Putin urges removal of barriers to medical cooperation

Moscow, Russia | XINHUA | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for the removal of barriers to cooperation between countries in the field of medicine. “As to healthcare, just like in economy, we now need to remove as many as possible obstacles to partner relations,” Putin said at the general …

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NDA receiving proposals for research into COVID-19 medicine

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Drug Authority (NDA) is currently receiving research proposals towards the development of medicine for treating the coronavirus–COVID 19. The NDA Public Relations Officer, Fredrick Ssekyana told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday afternoon that they started receiving documents on Friday …

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Shortage of essential medicines looms in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is facing a looming shortage of essential medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pharmacists across Kampala say that the country is already facing a shortage of drugs for the treatment of chronic illnesses like asthma and diabetes, among others. The development …

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