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Uganda Using Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19 Patients

09 Apr 2020 · Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng told a press conference in Kampala today, that even if hydroxychloroquine is still undergoing testing, it has the ability to stop the spread of the disease by stabilising red blood cells so that uptake of oxygen by haemoglobin is promoted.

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Uganda Using Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 1 2

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng told a press conference in Kampala today, that even if hydroxychloroquine is still undergoing testing, it has the ability to stop the spread of the disease by stabilising red blood cells so that uptake of oxygen by haemoglobin is promoted.
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Africa Has Potential to Slow Spread of COVID 19-WHO COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa says that is important to empower different levels of government and health centres to be as it responds to the disease.
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Africa Will Not be Used as COVID-19 Testing Ground- WHO COVID-19 Pandemic 1 3 Top story

The scientists identified as Jean-Paul Mira, the head of the Intensive Care Unit at Cochin Hospital in Paris and Camille Locht, the research director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research –Inserm, were speaking during a debate on local French news channel-LCI.
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WHO Calls for Investment in Nurses 1 1

According to the report, if nothing is done to increase on the investment of training health workers, the world likely to have a shortage of 5.9 million nurses globally by 2030
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Regional Referral Hospitals Lack Isolation, ICU Beds Ministry of Health 1 4 Top story

A number of hospital administrators who spoke to our reporters on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal from their bosses, said they haven’t received any equipment. The few available beds are in terrible state and unfit for human use. In the Eastern Uganda, only two ICU beds are functional at Jinja Regional Referral hospital.
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Gov’t Pledges to Account for COVID-19 Funds IGAD 1 3

The Intergovernmental Authority for Developement (IGAD) on monday donated a token of solidarity worth 2.6 billion shillings to all the seven of its members states to fight COVID-19. Each country including Uganda got 376 million shillings.
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South Sudan Registers First COVID -19 Case people 1

Unlike other countries, South Sudan took early measures eve before registering the first case. the government declared a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 06:00 am ad also ordered the closure of all bars, night clubs, and shops, other than those selling food, in addition to encouraging people to observe social distancing rules.