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Covid-19 vaccine uptake on the rise in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine in Gulu district has increased in the last three days amidst a spike in new infections. Gulu district has registered over 100 Covid-19 cases in the last one month. This brings the number of cases registered in the district to …

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Understaffing affecting service delivery at Kawolo hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kawolo hospital is yet to deliver services to residents according to expectation despite undergoing major rehabilitation in 2017. The hospital lacks key staff which is affecting service delivery. The rehabilitation works also included the construction of a new outpatient department, a fully equipped theatre with three …

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Midwives struggle to renew licenses amidst shortage of centres

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Midwives aiming to renew their practicing licenses face challenges accessing centres for retooling as required by the Ministry of Health which has left many of them practicing without licenses. The Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council requires that a midwife attains 50 Continuous Professional Development -CPD credit …

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Prisons use up 99% of their Covid-19 vaccine doses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Prisons Services has less than 100 COVID-19 vaccine doses left amidst very high demand by the personnel and prison communities to get vaccinated. Frank Baine, public relations officer of Uganda prisons says the security agency received 10,000 doses and over 9,900 have been consumed. This …

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MPs call for mainstreaming malaria as a cross cutting issue

Parliamentary Forum on Malaria wants government to dedicate Shillings 250 billion to fighting malaria for a period of five years Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Forum on Malaria is calling for the mainstreaming of the fight against malaria as a means to kick the disease completely out of the …

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Flood prone districts to receive second cholera vaccine dose

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Health will next month embark on cholera vaccination in flood-prone areas following reports of anticipated heavy rains. Oral cholera vaccine is used as part of the Ministry of Health’s integrated cholera prevention and control strategy. The others include the provision of safe water, improved …

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Nkokonjeru residents want health center elevated

Buikwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nkokonjeru town council residents in Buikwe district want the authorities to elevate Nkokonjeru health center II, the only government facility in their area to a health center III. Residents say that Nkokonjeru health center II is too small and under facilitated to cater for the more …

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