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14:13
14:13

COP14 Calls For Intervention to Curb Global Bird Flu Threat 4 1 Top story

The suggestion comes after a warning by the World Health Organisation -WHO that the recent surge in bird flu outbreaks among mammals could help the virus spread easily among humans. The world has since 2021 had a surge in the of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N or bird flu which led to the death of wild birds and poultry and incidental infections in mammals.
13:08
13:08

No COVID-19 Lethal Strain Spreading, MOH Ministry of Health 3

While acknowledging that people are still contracting the viral respiratory disease, Dr. Kyabayinze emphasized that there has been no surge in hospitalization or deaths in Uganda. He clarified that the two new variants, including JN.1, linked to a surge in cases elsewhere, have not been detected in Uganda.
11:28
11:28

MPs Divided Over Decision to Convene National Prayer Breakfast at State House MInistry of Health 1 4

Michael Timuzigu, the Kajara County Member of Parliament noted that the aim of the Prayer Breakfast is to bond people with divergent cultural, religious, and political affiliations both within and outside of government, hence Kololo Independence ceremonial ground is ideal and convenient for all but not State House.
19:54
19:54

COVID-19 Nolonger a Global Health Emergency- WHO 1 Top story

According to a statement released on Friday, during the session committee members highlighted the decreasing trend in COVID-19 deaths, the decline in COVID-19 related hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions, and the high levels of population immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
17:10
17:10

PAC Moves to Retrieve COVID-19 Expenditure Documents From Arua Hotels, Hospital 1

The documents relate to the hospital expenditure of 771.85 million Shillings on the management of COVID-19 patients and related activities. The money is Shillings 501.8 million in excess of the Shillings 270 million that the Ministry of Health separately availed to different Regional Referrals to respond to the pandemic.
07:36
07:36

62% Ugandans Aged Fifteen and Above Are Fully Vaccinated for COVID -19 - Survey The World Bank 2 1 Top story

According to the report, the youngest respondents aged fifteen to twenty-four had the lowest shares of fully vaccinated respondents. The survey shows that a sizable share of the oldest respondents aged 65 and above remains unvaccinated.
08:48
08:48

World Reaches ‘Tragic Milestone’ Of One Million COVID-19 Deaths in 2022

Dr Tedros again urged all governments to step up action to vaccinate all health workers, older persons, and others at highest risk, as part of efforts toward inoculating 70 per cent of the global population
10:44
10:44

Uganda Rejects Proposal To Establish East African Central Bank in Tanzania 1 4

On February 26th 2021, the EAC Council of Ministers at its 40th meeting in Arusha designated July1st 2021 as the date for the coming into being of the East African Monetary Institute (EAMI), a precursor to the East African Central Bank.
07:25
07:25

COVID-19: More Parents Pin Mpigi School For Vaccinating Children Without Consent Ministry of Health 5

David Kiyimba, a father of a sixteen-year-old Senior three student at the School told URN in an interview on Wednesday that he only learnt that his son was vaccinated yesterday after reading in the press that a child had developed multiple organ failure which relatives attribute to the jab he took in February when schools reopened after long closure.
07:52
07:52

MPs Recommend Patenting, Clinical Studies on Three COVID-19 Potential Vaccines Covid vaccines 2

Xavier Kyooma, the Committee Chairperson says that although a candidate vaccine was identified, there is no indication that it has been patented, which casts doubt on its identification.
07:04
07:04

Gov’t Institutions Using COVID-19 As a Cover-up For Fraud -PAC 1 3

The observation was made during a meeting on Thursday between the committee and officials from the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) as part of an inquiry into queries raised by the Office of the Auditor-General, regarding expenses made during the financial year 2020/2021.
18:22
18:22

House Summons Minister Aceng Over Contracts for Covid-19 Health Workers 1 2

Thomas Tayebwa, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament referred to President Museveni’s 12th July, 2021 letter to the Health Services Commission, Chairman Pius Okong in which he directed regularization of employment of all personnel who volunteered during the Covid-19 pandemic.
11:47
11:47

WHO Launches Plan to End Global COVID-19 Emergency in 2022 1 Top story

According to the plan shared by the UN health agency, the pandemic could be history at the end of the year if countries and the international community increased awareness and implemented measures or policies that promote the prevention of the disease, surveillance of the disease, integrated diagnostic and care pathways to deal with patients.
18:09
18:09

Minister Asks Acholi Leaders to Rally Residents for Covid-19 Vaccination 1 5

The Minister says misinformation on the efficacy and alleged dangers of the covid-19 vaccine remains a big hurdle for vaccine uptake in the region, limiting the government’s progress in fully vaccinating citizens.
15:18
15:18

WHO Recommends Exclusive Use of New Antiviral Drug to Treat Non-severe COVID-19

In it’s latest statement, the organisation says patients that qualify for the drug include those that are not vaccinated, older people, people with immunodeficiencies and people living with chronic diseases.
18:20
18:20

Minister Aceng Defends ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ Bill Before Committee vaccination 2 1

The object of this Bill is to amend the Public Health Act to repeal obsolete provisions, to revise the fines for offences committed under the Act, to repeal the Venereal Diseases Act, and the Immunization Act 2017, among others.
15:10
15:10

Auditor General Reports Mismanagement of UGX 2 Trillion COVID-19 Funds audit report 1 2

These funds were disbursed to Ministries, Departments and Agencies-MDAs under the Emyooga programme, Microfinance Support Centre, Uganda Development Bank (UDB), and Uganda Development Corporation (UDC), among others.
15:45
15:45

Museveni to Engage Church, Cabinet on Pregnant Girls School Re-opening 1 4

“The Children who got pregnant, we are going to discuss with the Bishops and other religious leaders. We shall find a solution for them. There are some arguments, should the child go to school with visible pregnancy? That one I will discuss with Cabinet first and other people,” Museveni said in part.
15:03
15:03

Uganda Losing 17 People to COVID-19 Everyday as Economy Fully Reopens Minstry of Health 2 3 Top story

Dr Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health told URN that as restrictions are being lifted, an average of 17 people are dying every day and severe cases have been registered where 65 per cent are people of advanced age and not vaccinated.
14:22
14:22

COVID-19 Scale of Education Loss ‘Nearly Insurmountable’- UNICEF

In a statement released on Monday, the organization noted that in low and middle-income countries, learning losses to school closures have left up to 70 per cent of 10-year-olds unable to read or understand a simple text, up from 53 per cent in the period before the pandemic.
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