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Major airlines to deliver COVID-19 vaccines through new airfreight initiative

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Fifteen airlines have said an agreement with UNICEF to support its   ‘Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative’,  to secure transport for COVID-19 vaccines with the the onset of vaccination in different countries across the world.  The airlines are backing the landmark initiative to prioritize delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, essential …

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Kakingol health staff share water with wild animals

Moroto, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Shortage of clean water at Kakingol health III in Moroto district has worsened. Currently, health workers are asking patients and expectant mothers to fetch water from the river bed for use at the health center before they are attended to. URN visited Kakingol health center …

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A hundred babies born dead daily in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The number of babies being born dead in Uganda is alarmingly on the rise, even as the globally, the percentage of stillbirths is showing some decline.  A worrying nine percent increase in stillbirths have been registered over the decade just ended from 2010 to …

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UNICEF urges safe reopening of schools in Africa to avert losses

Nairobi, Kenya | XINHUA | The UN children’s fund UNICEF on Tuesday called on governments across Eastern and Southern Africa to urgently and safely reopen schools, as the costs of continued school closures escalate across the region. According to UNICEF, only 13 out of 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa …

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1 in 3 children missed out on remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered schools

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | At least  463 million children,  a third of the world’s schoolchildren, are unable to access remote learning after COVID-19 shuttered their schools, according to a new UNICEF report released on Thursday as countries wrestle with their ‘back-to-school’ plans. At the height of nationwide and local lockdowns, nearly 1.5 billion schoolchildren were affected …

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African countries urged to promote a safe return to school

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  School closures implemented to protect students from COVID-19 are hurting them in other ways, while the long-term impact of this disruption to education could create a lost generation in Africa, two UN agencies have said. The World Health Organization (WHO) and (UNICEF) urged governments on the …

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