So far, in addition to the AstraZeneca vaccines, the country has received a donation of Sinopharm vaccines from China and they expect Johnson and Johnson vaccines that have already been ordered through the African Union. Also, the US government has promised to deliver some Pfizer vaccines this month.
Other countries in this category include the US, UK, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. This categorization, the minister says is based on the presence of variants of concern in the specific country, the rate of transmission of the disease in that country, number of deaths and vaccination levels.
Hi John Oola, a father of five in Bungatira Sub-County where more than 500 families were affected says he missed out on the relief because they were assessed after the local leaders had already submitted the list of affected homed.
Early last year, in the first lockdown, Uganda was hit hard as many people living with HIV missed their medication refills affecting their adherence to medicine, yet another big number of people reported developing mental health challenges and couldn’t access care.
Dr Joyce Balagadde who heads the Pediatrics Division at the Institute acknowledges this trend but also adds that it’s costly for the institute to implement play therapy considering that they work with minimum budgets