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Bukwo sub county chief arrested over Covid-19 money

Bukwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The sub county chief and community development officer of Chesowel sub county, Bukwo district are in trouble for allegedly stealing Covid-19 funds meant for Village Health Teams and the LCI chairpersons. The suspects are Ben Lwendok, the sub county chief and Alex Kidet, the Community Development …

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Adjumani district LCs, VHTs arrested for lack of latrines

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani district leaders have arrested more than seven errant Village Health Team-VHTs members and Local Council I chairpersons for not having latrines, hand washing and other sanitary facilities in their homes. The two-day exercise which kicked off on Wednesday by the district Social Services Committee …

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VHTs in Otuke arrested for alleged theft of gov’t drugs

Otuke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Otuke district have arrested two members of the Village Health Team for stealing government drugs. John Robert Okiror and Esther Alanyo attached to Ogwete health centre III were arrested on Tuesday for stealing drugs from the health centre. They were found in …

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Mukono task force bans burials without Covid-19 examination

Mukono District Health Officer Dr. Stephen Mulindwa alleges that people are succumbing to COVID-19 without being tested Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono district Covid-19 task force has suspended all burials until the bodies are examined for the coronavirus disease. This will be implemented by the village health teams-VHTs and local council-LC …

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VHTs storm Amuru RDC’s office over training allowances

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of the Lamogi Sub-County Village Health Teams – VHT have petitioned the Amuru Resident District Commissioner Geoffrey Osborn Oceng over irregularities in payments for the ongoing COVID-19 home-based care training. The district health department rolled out training of 29 VHTs in home-based care for …

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Busia health workers, VHTs protest over delayed payment of allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers and Village Health Teams-VHTs are protesting the delayed payment of their allowances for the just concluded oral cholera vaccination exercise in Busia municipality. The health workers and VHTs were entitled to Shillings 280,000 and Shillings 240,000 respectively for the five-day exercise that …

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MOH asked to give VHTs PPE

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has been asked to consider giving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and a risk allowance to Village Health Teams (VHTs). Dr Diana Nambatya, the Deputy Country Director Living Goods said VHTs have been the least considered in terms of safeguarding them against infection …

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VHTs protest delayed payment for mosquito nets distribution exercise

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several members of the Village Health Teams from several sub-counties in Bududa are up in arms against the district authorities over the delayed payment of their allowances for the mosquito net distribution exercise. A number of VHTs stormed Bududa district headquarters on Monday demanding the …

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