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Uganda Red Cross sets up evacuation site in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Red Cross Society-URCS has set up an evacuation site in areas prone to disasters in Kasese district. This follows the Uganda National Meteorological Authority’s-UNMA forecast of heavy rains in Kasese next month. The URCS working with other partners have established a mobile shelter …

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Uganda Red Cross solarised water treatment unit to aid emergency situations

Kasese, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Red Cross Society is implementing a disaster preparedness program aimed at strengthening capacities of District Disaster Management Committees, District Task Forces and their local structures to establish well-functioning multi-hazard preparedness and response systems to disasters. In a statement dated March 23, it said the …

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Red Cross, Prudential unveil road safety campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Sept. 01, Prudential Uganda and Prudence Foundation launched the SAFE STEPS road safety campaign, a public service programme aimed at raising awareness about road safety, by providing clear and simple life-saving messages on road safety. The initiative was created and developed by Prudence Foundation, …

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Dozens of pilgrims rushed to Mulago with severe malaria, diarrhea

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police medical emergency team working together with the Uganda Red Cross at Namugongo Catholic Martyrs’ shrine, has referred dozens of pilgrims to Mulago national referral hospital with severe malaria, diarrhea, and hypertension. Dr. Edward Piyota, who is attached to the police medical emergency …

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Uganda Red Cross Society partners Coca-Cola to drive uptake of COVID-19 vaccine

Uganda Red Cross Society has received Shs360 million from Cola Coca Foundation to promote COVID-19 vaccination. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The funds will support numerous activities at vaccination sites, vaccine distribution, Personal Protective Equipment procurement (PPEs), awareness efforts promoting vaccination and sanitary practices to reduce the spread of …

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Former Red Cross boss Nataka jailed for embezzlement

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala has sentenced Richard Michael Nataka, the former Secretary General of the Uganda Red Cross Society to serve seven years in jail for embezzling more than sh1 billion. The Court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Moses Nabende has …

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