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Uganda ends 42-day countdown to be declared Ebola-free

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda on Tuesday ended a 42-day count down to be declared Ebola-free with no case reported in the period, the country’s Minister of Health said. Ruth Aceng, in a tweet, hailed the public for its vigilance in helping end the Ebola Sudan Virus outbreak, which was …

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Uganda registers 4 more Ebola cases, tally reaches 15

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ministry of Health said it had registered four more cases of the deadly Ebola virus, bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 15. The ministry said in a tweet late on Saturday there are 29 active cases on admission and 19 deaths, …

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Gov’t starts issuing second Covid-19 jab

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has started administering the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to persons who were inoculated during the first round that started in March. Persons who are eligible for the second dose should have received their first dose between March 10 and 24. All persons …

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Bickering over Mukono hospital hurts patients

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Be careful what you ask for, the saying goes, for you might get it. That is what has caused anguish to authorities of Mukono municipality who lobbied and pushed for the elevation of their health centre IV to a hospital. To their dismay when …

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Kabale, Rukiga ambulances grounded

  Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health service delivery in Kabale and Rukiga districts is being hindered by the lack of ambulances. Rukiga district does not have a government ambulance to rush patients with emergency cases to health facilities. The only double cabin pick-up is grounded at Kamwezi health …

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