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13:14
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Health Ministry Unveils New Community Health Strategy in Karamoja Malaria Consortium 3 1

The strategy aims to motivate community health workers, improve access to primary healthcare, and promote preventive, curative and rehabilitative services. It will be implemented by the village health teams and community health workers.
16:08
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Museveni Attending Budget Reading Virtually Following COVID-19 Diagnosis Makerere University 3

In an interview, Dr Misaki Wayengera, a virologist at Makerere University told URN that it’s hard to trace where the president could have gotten infected but rather explained that there’s generally a surge in flu-like illness currently, which is not a surprise as this is a seasonal issue to do with the influenza virus life cycle.
08:18
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Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act Raises Concerns for HIV Response, Global Bodies Warn UNAIDS

In a joint statement, signed by Peter Sands, the Executive Director of the Global Fund, Winnie Byanyima, the head of UNAIDS, and Ambassador John Nkengasong, the US Global AIDS Coordinator, the organizations expressed concerns that the law will impede health education and outreach efforts critical for ending AIDS as a public health threat.
14:20
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Experts Call for a New TB Vaccine as Global Research Funding Surpasses US$1 Billion Stop TB Partnership

Titled "Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends, 2005 to 2021" shows that despite reaching US$1 billion in spending, funding for TB R&D is a mere fraction of what’s needed to achieve the United Nations' sustainable development goal of ending TB as a pandemic by 2030. Every day, 4400 people continue to die from TB, a treatable and curable airborne infectious disease.
18:27
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Insecurity Worsens Malnutrition in Kaabong Food Insecurity 1 5 Top story

Meri Jino, the LC V chairperson of Kaabong district attributed the rising cases of malnutrition to the rampant cattle raids that saw the district losing over 55000 head of cattle to rustlers. Jino says this is a huge loss to families because it affects their livelihoods as children can no longer feed on milk as they used to.
10:15
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Isingiro Leaders Task Gov't to Tarmac 120km Road 5 1

The leaders on Friday tasked Vice President Jessica Alupo to explain why the promise to tarmac the road has never been fulfilled.
13:29
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Doctors Suspend Strike over New set of Promises 2 4

Association president Dr Samuel Oledo said doctors will receive their enhanced salary of Shs5million in July when the new financial year starts. He says the government has also committed to consider getting them duty free vehicles and that it is now putting together members of the taskforce to handle issues of compensation. He says if government repeats the same tricks this time, they will without notice go back to industrial action on the 1st of May 2022.
12:01
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Uganda Not Yet Recognized As Vaccine Manufacturer 4

AVMI Executive Director Dr. Patrick Tippoo says they are unaware of any initiative by Uganda towards manufacturing and added that only four countries that have not yet started actual manufacturing have been recognized adding that for any country hoping to start production, it not only requires a lot of money but determination and patience.
14:14
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Study on COVID-19 Herbal Drug Complete 1 1

The drug which was tested on more than 100 patients at Mulago National Referral Hospital was being promoted as having antiviral, anti-inflammatory and immunological properties and that it will help in the cure of many other infections apart from COVID-19.
16:06
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New Data Estimates Children with Disabilities to be 240 Million Globally

The report identified the barriers children with disabilities face to participating fully in their societies and how this often translates to negative health and social outcomes. It shows that children with disabilities are disadvantaged compared to children without disabilities on most measures of child well-being.
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Museveni Pushes for a Malaria Vaccine at Global Meeting Makerere University 1 4

Museveni said he had launched a full war against Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria but wondered why it has been impossible to have a vaccine yet pathogens such as SARS COV-2 virus that only emerged recently have vaccines.
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MAK Frustrated as Medics Ignore Local Innovations in COVID-19 Fight Makerere University 2 1

Nawangwe says after a protracted push, government is only waking up to offer additional support to take the product through clinical trials when there are already lost opportunities. He mentions that the United Nations Technology bank in Turkey had wanted to support the researchers but Uganda said they were too busy to take on the project. While it costs about $15000 to purchase a ventilator, the new innovation researchers said would cost around $5000.
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Cancer Institute Gets Over UGX 7b to Equip National Reference lab 5

The Institute’s Executive Director Dr Jackson Orem says they are revamping the lab using money acquired from the government of Uganda to cut down on expenditure by individuals who seek sophisticated tests from outside the region. He says that once it’s complete they will then be able to conduct all tests done for all types of cancers.
13:26
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Uganda Secures USD 22m From USAID COVID-19 Assistance to Africa

This new funding will provide urgently needed food and nutrition assistance, health care, protection services, and psychosocial support for people in seven countries across Africa.
17:35
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Parliament Questions Relevance of Curfew lockdown 4 1

The matter was raised by Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South MP who says that the curfew is now being used to violate rights of Ugandans, curtail mothers and women who are coming from the market and extort money from Ugandans.
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Wakiso Gets UGX 744m for Construction of Classroom Blocks, Teachers Houses 1 1

The beneficiaries include Bussi-Bulange Primary School and Bussi-Gombe Primary School will each get a classroom block at a cost of 178.7 million Shillings, Nakitokolo Primary school and Buwembo Primary School in Namayumba sub-county with a total expense of 98.8 million Shillings for two classroom blocks, G
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Uganda Deports Foreign Journalists Foreign Affairs 1

According to the Director Government Media Centre boss Ofwono Opondo, the journalists were accredited to cover COVID-19 and Tourism in Bwindi Forest, but were found doing other things unrelated to what they were accredited for.
15:14
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UCI Starts Installing Uganda’s First Linac Radiotherapy Machine 1 2

The machine, known as the true beam linear accelerator (Linac), is the first of its kind in Africa and has been acquired through a government of Uganda funding amounting to USD 4 million (14.7 billion Shillings). The equipment adds to two already existing Cobalt radiotherapy machines which have been serving up to 150 people each day.
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Women Sleeping in Markets At Risk of Sexual Violence-Activists Reach A hand Uganda 2

In a webinar organized by Civil Society Organization, Reach a Hand Uganda, Tina Musaya, the Executive Director Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP) says that the safety of women who sleep outside is not guaranteed because they could be easily sexually exploited.
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Registering stranded Ugandans in UAE put on Hold 3 1

Ismail Sebugwawo, the chairman of Ugandans in Abu Dhabi told Uganda Radio Network that though they have stopped registering people they have told airlines to remain ready such that if the government responds or hands them the landing permit, they will just be taking off. Everyone willing to travel was to part with 2200dirhams (about shs2million).
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