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17:21
17:21

Higher Institutions Asked Not to Reopen for All Learners 1

According to Professor Mary J. N. Okwakol, the Executive Director, National Council for Higher Education-NCHE, they have received several requests from higher institutions of learning, requesting to open for all students.
11:41
11:41

COVID-19 Vaccines Due in February As COVAX Signs Purchase Agreement of 40 Million Doses

According to a new statement, the rollout of the drug will commence with the successful negotiation and execution of supply agreements which will add on to an existing agreement with Serum Institute of India (SII) in which the facility booked 100 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
20:22
20:22

Health Ministry Accredits 40 COIVD-19 Sample Collection Sites COVID-19

However, people who wish to have their samples tested at any of the newly accredited centres will have to part with hefty sums of money. At Mukwaya General Hospital, one will have to pay shillings 300,000 to get their sample picked and sent to a laboratory for testing
16:18
16:18

Health Committee Decries Stagnant NMS Budget in 2021/2022 Estimates Drug stock out 1 1

According to the Budget Framework Paper the budget allocation to the national medical stores has increased by just 10bn shillings from 410bn shillings in the current financial year. Dr. Bukenya says this increment is to be shared among the regional referral hospitals only and so the NMS budget remains stagnant.
11:11
11:11

CDC Unveils COVID-19 Vaccines Pre-Order Programme for Africa African Union

As the programme was being launched on Thursday, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) also announced that the entity will be facilitating payments by providing advance procurement commitment guarantees of up to USD 2 billion to the manufacturers on behalf of member countries.
08:27
08:27

Second COVID-19 Lockdown Unlikely - Dr Musenero Ministry of Health 2

Musenero told URN that the figures are high and this was expected considering that the country is going through a highly charged election where respect for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) is nearly impossible.
07:01
07:01

COVID ‘Vaccine Hoarding’ Putting Africa at Risk- WHO 1 Top story

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa says that health workers and vulnerable people in Africa need urgent access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, yet, the rest of the world is closing the continent out as each country, pushes a "me-first" approach.
19:00
19:00

Gov't Disregarded Human Rights in Imposing COVID-19 Restrictions- Study Makerere University 4

Dr John Barugahare, the Principal Investigator on the study told URN in an interview on Thursday that the government did not consider any ethics when imposing early lockdown restrictions and to date, no deliberations on ethics have taken place.
10:30
10:30

Study to Examine Effectiveness of Uganda’s Herbal COVID-19 Cure to Start Next Week 1

The proposed medicine, whose components are being kept top secret, will be tried on up to 300 participants who present with mild to severe disease. Although she doesn’t divulge details about the cure, Dr. Musenero says the treatment is a hundred percent natural but will be taken to the factory for appropriate mixture.
19:32
19:32

No Emphasis on COVID-19 Control Measures as Ugandans Vote COVID-19 SOPs 1

According to the Electoral Commission guidelines, voters can only access polling stations if they are wearing a face mask and have washed their hands with soap and water. But there were no handwashing facilities at the stations today, neither did they provide hand sanitisers, to help voters to keep coronavirus disease at bay. In fact, even those with no face masks were not stopped from voting, both in Kampala and Wakiso.
15:46
15:46

NDA Fails to Inspect Drug Manufacturing Plants 1

The just released annual report indicates that they only did 92 inspections of manufacturing sources of the 200 that they had scheduled to conduct.
14:57
14:57

Males Spread Cervical Cancer But are Ignored in HPV Fight -Medics Ministry of Health 2 1

As government continues to popularize the HPV shot for girls aged 9-11 years, medics say 96 percent of the population is not aware that males too need to get the Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) which protects them from acquiring the virus and passing it on females they are sexually involved with.
22:06
22:06

WHO Chief Warns Against ‘Catastrophic Moral Failure’ In COVID-19 Vaccine Access

Dr Tedros told the WHO Executive Board that “even as vaccines bring hope to some, they become another brick in the wall of inequality between the world’s haves and have-nots.”
17:30
17:30

Cervical Cancer: Private Clinics Popularize Adult Vaccine Ministry of Health 2

According to the medics, the HPV vaccine is vital to adult women between the ages of 25-45 since they are sexually active and likely to get infected with the virus. However, with the high costs attached to the vaccine, many women are likely to be left out
13:26
13:26

Low Oxgyen Killed Nile Perch in Uganda's Water Bodies - MAAIF fish deaths 1 2

According to Pius Wakabi, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), the reduction of oxygen levels in the waters of Lakes Victoria, Kyoga and River Nile were caused by heavy winds and decomposition of sunken plant matter in the waters which reduced oxygen.
16:31
16:31

Retired Archbishop Luke Orombi Appointed Caretaker Nebbi Diocese Church of Uganda 1

The decision by the Archbishop, the Most Rev. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu follows the death of the Bishop of Nebbi Rt. Rev. Alphonse Watho-Kudi on Sunday at Arua Regional Referral Hospital after he succumbed to Covid-19.
11:46
11:46

76 Percent of Covid-19 Patients Presenting Symptoms Six Months After Discharge Ministry of Health

The findings show that 63 percent of the patients suffered from fatigue or muscle weakness while 26 percent faced difficulty in sleeping. 23 percent suffered from anxiety or depression
18:01
18:01

Experts Want Soda Advertising Targeting Kids Banned obesity in uganda 3

Health rights lawyer, David Kabanda says the government has neglected its constitutional duty of ensuring the right to proper and adequate food, leaving processors to exploit the market without considering health.
14:34
14:34

Continuous Use of Hand Sanitizer Makes Skin Dry, Itchy-Experts COVID-19 1 1

Dr. Malik Ssempereza, a dermatologist, says the continued use of alcohol-based sanitiser can irritate the skin. “Alcohol-based sanitiser helps to kill germs, and it is more useful now in the COVID 19 era; however, it dries out the skin and can irritate people with sensitive skin. It can cause itching, drying and scaling, with development of rashes in some people,” he said.
08:36
08:36

City Bus Operators Cheating Commuters Despite Abandoning SOPs Covid-19 3 1

Simon Kaheru, a passenger who was heading to Kawempe in Awakula Ennume bus grumbled that bus operators are crowding them on top of charging them exorbitantly. Kaheru explained that before the lockdown buses were charging them Shillings 1000 but doubled the fare to Shillings 2000 to compensate for the vacant seat because of the reduced capacity.
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