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Museveni Blames Parliament for Delays in COVID-19 Vaccine Procurement Vaccines 4 1

He said that when the government sought a supplementary of 292 billion Shillings which included 18.5 billion Shillings for the COVID-19 vaccine in February 2021, the tenth Parliament delayed its approval for over two months.
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COVID -19: Activists Protest Police Raids on Sexual Workers 5

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Macklean Kyomya, the Executive Director at Alliance of Women Advocating for Change (AWAC), an organization that advocates for rights of key populations, said that they have recorded complaints of officers breaking into hotel rooms and arresting sex workers while threatening them to pay bribes.
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COVID-19; Uganda has Vaccinated 1.5 Percent of Targeted Population Ministry of Health 2 1

This represents only 232,743 of the targeted 22 million people, according to the Ministry of Health figures. Records also show that a total of 906,517 persons who got the first jab are yet to receive their second one, as recommended by the World Health Organisation-WHO.
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40 Percent of Children in Eastern, Southern Africa Not in School- UNICEF East Africa

Across the region, UNICEF reports that over 32 million children are estimated to be out of school because of pandemic closures due to second and third waves in some countries or have failed to return once their schools opened earlier this year.
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Focus Turns to Thousands That Drown Without Rescue Drowning 5 1 Top story

Fredrick Oporia, a Researcher based at the Makerere University School of Public Health says at least 95% of the people do not use life jackets and often only a few of them get rescue support when they drown.
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Legality of COVID-19 Taskforce Questioned as Health Committee Takes Charge Parliament 4 1

On Tuesday, MPs had a lengthy discussion on the legality of the Katuntu led Taskforce. The Deputy speaker constituted the task force without approval from the house, which has raised questions among some members.
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Hepatitis B jab at Birth: Donors Aren’t Interested, MOH Tells Off Experts Ministry of Health 4 1

Uganda adopted the recommendation for the introduction of the at-birth vaccine in 2017, according to Dr. Rachel Beyagira, the Hepatitis B Technical Officer in the Ministry of Health. This has however remained on paper.
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Community Infections, Fatigue Causing COVID-19 Infections Among Health Workers Ministry of Health 5 1

According to the Uganda Medical Association, more than 3,000 health workers have been infected with the disease since March 2020.
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UNICEF to Supply 200million Doses of China Vaccine to Poor Countries COVID -19 vaccines

Deliveries could start as early as August for countries that are ready to receive them. The COVAX Allocation Framework will determine the dose allocations to COVAX participants taking into consideration country readiness, vaccine supply through COVAX to date, operating and supply aspects, and other parameters.
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MOH Decries Malicious Attacks on Officials Ministry of Health 4

Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the MOH Senior Public Relations Officer said the demonstrators ought to have used proper channels to seek accountability for the money dispensed to the Ministry for the COVID-19 response.
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Prof Mbonye Forgave MoH Tormentors Before Dying - Wife Nakyobe Makerere University 5 1

Acclaimed as one of the country's most dedicated public servants, friends and family have eulogised Prof Anthony Mbonye as a dedicated medical professional who worked until he breathed his last. According to family and friends, Mbonye who served in many leadership positions within the health ministry was a man who was always in search for answers to the country's glaring health challenges
08:21
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COVID-19: High Ambulance Costs Unavoidable-MOH Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

Dr. John Baptist Wanyiaye, the commissioner in charge of emergency services in the health ministry, says that the government spends Shillings 200,000 to transport COVID-19 patients within Kampala.
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New Report Finds Stark Inequalities in Access to HIV Treatment Among Young People

“Over 20 years ago, initiatives for families and children to prevent vertical transmission and to eliminate children dying of AIDS truly kick-started what has now become our global AIDS response. This stemmed from an unprecedented activation of all partners, yet, despite early and dramatic progress, despite more tools and knowledge than ever before, children are falling way behind adults and way behind our goals,” said Shannon Hader, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Programs.
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Uganda Middle Class, Urban Dwellers Prefer Private Hospitals -Study Twaweza East Africa 2

According to the study, private health facilities are favoured by the rich or those living in urban areas compared to the poor or those living in ritual parts of the country
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Mak Guild Leaders Demand 50 Percent Waiver on Functional fees Tuition 1 2

Ivan Ssempijja, the Makerere University Guild President, explains that many students after being hit by economic challenges due to the covid-19 lockdown since last year will be able to keep in school if there is a 50% waiver on the fees.
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Vaccine Inequity Undermining Global Economic Recovery - New Data The World Bank

An acceleration in scaling up manufacturing and sharing enough vaccine doses with low-income countries could have added USD 38 billion to their GDP forecast for 2021 if they had similar vaccination rates as high-income countries, according to the data.
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COVID-19: New Cases Slow Down in Africa

Twenty-one African countries have seen cases rise by over 20% for at least two weeks running which is an increase of three countries over the previous week and the highly transmissible Delta variant has been found in 26 African countries. The Alpha variant is in 38 countries and Beta is in 35.
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Deputy Speaker Tasks Health Committee on Status of Health Facilities hospitals 5 1

Among issued the directive on Thursday afternoon during the plenary session. She gave the committee chaired by Koboko Municipality MP, Charles Ayume one month to report back to Parliament.
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Mak Researchers Innovate Digitalized COVID-19 Surveillance System For Learning Institutions MOH 2 1

Ssewanyana says that while many mobile applications have been developed to offer solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, this would be the first custom made for learning institutions. It was designed to suit and favour the learning environment especially higher institutions of learning.
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Laboratories Under Investigations over Fake COVID-19 Test Results 1 1

Dr Warren Namara, the head of the State House Health Monitoring Unit says they are investigating several irregularities concerning COVID-19 testing. He says they are investigating the integrity of all laboratories that are carrying out COVID-19 testing.
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