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Pregnant women in Covid-19 hotspots will get vaccine- Health Ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pregnant women living in Covid-19 hotspots in Uganda will be considered for the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine. According to the health ministry, pregnant women in districts like Kampala, Arua, Wakiso and Kyotera will be among the first beneficiaries because they have higher chances of being exposed …

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Steroids can boost survival of preterm babies: WHO

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The results of a new clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that dexamethasone–a glucocorticoid used to treat many conditions, including rheumatic problems and severe COVID-19, can boost survival of premature babies when given to pregnant women at risk …

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S.Africa ‘sterilised pregnant HIV patients without consent’

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A South African inquiry into the forced sterilisation of dozens of HIV-positive pregnant women said Monday that their rights had been breached and called for government action. The investigation was launched in 2015, when two women’s rights organisations approached South Africa’s Gender Equality Commission …

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