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`I must work to eat’

Children reveal why they are not returning to school | THE INDEPENDENT | To limit the spread of Covid-19, President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of all schools on March 18, 2020. The closures affected an estimated 73,200 schools, more than 15 million students, and 548,000 teachers. In October 2020, …

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Schools, health centres benefit from UNICEF WASH project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Children’s Fund-UNICEF has distributed water, sanitation, and hygiene-WASH supplies to schools and health centres across the country. The programme has been extended to 1,172 government-aided primary schools and 472 health centres ranging from health centre IIIs to regional hospitals. However, several components …

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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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