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17:48
17:48

Education Ministry Allows Student Teachers to Carry Phones 2 1

Over the years, possessing a mobile phone in teacher training institutions, more so PTCs, has been a crime that could lead to a suspension or expulsion of a student. College authorities have also been making a timely and abrupt check to ensure that student teachers are not hiding these gadgets anywhere.
12:50
12:50

Study Finds Malaria Parasites Protect Against Severe Forms of COVID-19 MOH 2 1

Findings from the studies show that 30.2 per cent of the patients who were not infected with malaria developed severe forms of COVID-19 with 3.8 percent succumbing to the disease.
17:30
17:30

Innovations Fund Receives UGX 30 Billion for Science Research 4 1

Prof. William Bazeyo confirmed the funding saying that the innovations targeted are those that address the National Development Plan (NDP 3) that was launched last year.
07:19
07:19

Persons with Allergies Advised Not to Take COVID-19 Jab AstraZeneca Vaccine 4 1

Dr Phionah Atuhebwe, the Vaccines Introduction Medical Officer at the World Health Organization-WHO Regional Office for Africa says persons with allergies to protein are especially at a high risk of developing adverse effects. She explains that the protein contents in Astrazeneca vaccines may pose risks of one developing anaphylactic shock, a potentially life-threatening reaction, once administered on them.
15:01
15:01

Why Ugandans Are Still Using VPN Despite Restored Access to Social Media

Individuals also can use VPN to access network resources beyond the Local Area Network (LAN) or even the Wide Area Network commonly referred to as WAN. “There are adverts running on VPN, and whenever you download or use an app, the data you buy has a percentage the app owners earn. When You connect to a VPN, all your connections go through the country where the server is located, so the adverts and long connections make you use more data”, says Mr. Kahangi.
19:29
19:29

WHO Asks Countries with New Covid-19 Variants Not to Halt Planned Vaccinations

According to WHO many vaccines under production might not have an effect on the variant and as such vaccination cannot be stopped. With Pfizer and Astraenca vaccines having similar results, the UN health agency wants African countries to disregard findings from studies and continue with planned vaccinations
15:51
15:51

Engineering Students Decry Diffculties of Internship Makerere University 5 1

According to the students, some of the challenges include trainers asking for money, lack of appropriate equipment for training, inadequate technical staff to supervise the students at their places of internship among others.
10:11
10:11

Gov't to Resume Pilot Digital Class Project 2

According to the Commissioner Science, Technology and Innovation Advancement and Outreach, Arthur Makara, the project is to be restarted immediately schools are opened fully for the lower primary classes.
18:43
18:43

Lack of Funds Leave Scientists Stranded with Innovations Innovation Funding 2 1

They are now asking the government to change its approach so that their prototyped ideas are transformed into products that can be commercialized onto the Ugandan market.
14:28
14:28

MPs Question State House Competence to Oversee Scientific Vaccines Development anti-tick vaccine 4 1

The lead investigator on the vaccine production team, Dr. Margaret Saimo-Kahwa, a Senior Lecturer at Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine said that they have reached a stage where they would like to commercialize the vaccine product which they have been developing.
19:42
19:42

Gov't to Spend UGX 56 Billion on COVID-19 Vaccines

According to a statement released by the cabinet, the country has procured 18 million doses of the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine. On average, government will be spending 62,500 approximately on each Ugandan
15:02
15:02

Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Effective Against Virus

The vaccine is a combination of an engineered protein from the virus and a plant based ingredient which helps the body generate a stronger immune response to the virus. If the body encounters the virus after vaccination, the immune system should be able to fight off the virus
16:53
16:53

Johnson & Johnson Raises COVID-19 Vaccine Hopes After Trials

The vaccine uses a weakened version of the common cold virus introduced in the body. It works by using killed viral particles to expose the body's immune system to the virus without risking a serious disease response. Once received, the vaccine induces an immune response.
13:26
13:26

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

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.
17:09
17:09

Internet Access Surpasses 20 million User Mark After Lockdown Mobile money

It is the first time that total Internet subscriptions in Uganda have crossed the 20 million mark, suggesting that nearly one in every two Ugandans has Internet access.
06:27
06:27

Arthritis Drug Proves Effective in Treating COVID-19

The drugs, tocilizumab and sarilumab are anti-inflammatory medication used to treat arthritis by stopping inflammation from taking place.
17:40
17:40

WHO to Receive COVAX Astra Zeneca Vaccine Next Month 2 1

According to the UN health agency, one billion doses of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine will be delivered through COVAX. Distribution of the vaccines is expected to commence to start in February
16:01
16:01

EC Officials Train on Handling Digital Tallying Equipment 2

Dr. Stella Nyanzi, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Kampala Woman MP Candidate, said the use of technology will ensure political equity among stakeholder’s, accuracy, consistency and quality results.
18:10
18:10

COVID-19: MOH Sets January 2021 For National Roll Out of RDTs

The RDT kits are expected to be a cheaper testing option compared to the PCR tests. Each kit cost Shillings 18,000 (USD 4.9) at the production site. The kits are able to give results within 10-15 minutes from testing. Dr. Nabadda says the quick turnaround time for testing will reduce delays in the release of results currently experienced.
11:26
11:26

Uganda to Start Using Bronchodilators, Saliva Tests in COVID-19 Management 2 1

The specific drug which remains unknown will help patients with severe forms of the disease that cannot breathe well, get enough air.
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