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18:14

UVRI Boss Moots for Private Sector Inclusion as Africa Pursues Own COVID-19 Vaccine Africa CDC 1 2

Kaleebu who was commenting on the deliberations at the meeting told URN that already UVRI is in early stages of working on a Messenger RNA vaccine but their biggest challenge like elsewhere is having to rely on foreign funding.
16:56
16:56

Kabaka Mutebi Suffering From Allergies-Katikkiro 3 1

Speaking for the first time after a seemingly frail Kabaka appeared in public early this week, to celebrate his 66th birthday, Mayiga admitted that in the last few days, the Kabaka has been having health challenges which he said are being managed by his doctors.
15:33
15:33

Theatre Building Lies Idle for Lack of Equipment Ministry of Health 1

The theater which was constructed in 2019 has since lain idle due to lack of funds to buy equipment to be used for operations. It is estimated that over 500 million shillings is needed to buy the equipment
15:33
15:33

Residents Protest Closure of Butiaba Health Center III patients 2 1

Health officials in the district closed Butiaba Health Center III last week after failing to secure a place where patients can be treated.
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Study Finds Risk of Rare Blood Clotting Higher in COVID-19 Patients than Vaccines Oxford University

The study authors led by Professor Paul Harrison and Dr Maxime Taquet from Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry counted the number of CVT cases diagnosed in the two weeks following diagnosis of COVID-19, or after the first dose of a vaccine.
09:26
09:26

Lockdown Exposed More Youths to Drug and Substance Abuse - Counsellors drug abuse 3

According to rehabilitation expert, Richard Muhangi of Recovery Solutions Treatment and Counseling Centre in Kampala, many teenagers are struggling with substance use in communities, homes and schools. He said that 53 per cent of admissions at the centre are persons aged between 17 and 22 who are addicted to substances.
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08:00

Uganda Advised to Address Blood Clots Associated with COVID-19 Vaccines WHO 1

As a result of being associated with blood clots, several European countries have halted the use of the said vaccines. However, in light of the limited supply of the vaccines, the World Health Organisation country representative to Uganda, Dr Yonas Woldermariam has called upon the government not to take the same route.
07:09
07:09

Kampala City Lord Mayor Out of Danger - Nyanjura 2

Nyanjura who says she last spoke to Lukwago last evening Wednesday told URN that doctors at Nairobi Hospital have run several tests and results they so far have are not that worrying.
19:32
19:32

Second COVID-19 Wave Begins in Uganda -Scientists 1 Top story

According to scientists, the increase in COVID-19 cases that the country has been reporting is the beginning of the country's second wave of the disease. They say as part of this wave, they expect the number of reported cases to double those reported during the first wave
16:20
16:20

Gov’t in Support of ‘Mandatory’ COVID-19 Vaccination for Teachers, Frontline Workers 1 4

While the government had initially said that Covid-19 vaccination is not compulsory and subject to consent, since the vaccines are new and have never been used before, this sentiment seems to have changed following low uptake of the vaccines by targeted groups.
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15:49

Kwania, Alebtong Register Low Uptake of Covid-19 Vaccine Ministry of Health 1 3

Dr. Tonny Odung, the Alebtong District Health Officer blamed the poor uptake of the vaccine on people spreading negative information about the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine that is being used. He has asked the targeted frontline workers to disregard all the misinformation, saying the vaccine is safe.
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Approved National Health Insurance Bill Doesn't Favour All Ugandans-Dr. Aceng Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

According to the minister of health, the bill which was passed does not address concerns raised by stakeholders. She says the bill needed to be withdrawn and revised so that concerns relating to who contributes to the scheme and collects monies are addressed
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Makerere Hospital not Struggling with COVID -19 Vaccination Uptake - Prof. Byamugisha Ministry of Health 4

When URN visited the Makerere University hospital based vaccination center on Wednesday, they had already depleted their doses and were only now entering complete data before they could open up for a new target audience.
14:13
14:13

Amuru District Revives Village COVID-19 Task Forces 1 2

In the past two weeks, the district has registered over 30 covid-19 positive cases from within the community and a few from the Elegu border post. Initially, the district was registering 5 to 10 cases since the beginning of the year.
11:08
11:08

Karamojong Mother Stranded with Triplets

Maria, whose husband is a former cattle rustler and is now broke, told journalists who visited her that without the help of doctors and nurses who gave her some soap she didn’t know where to get those items from.
10:57
10:57

Family Sues Butiru Chrisco hospital for Professional Negligence 3 1

Jane Kirabo, the legal representative of the family and CEHURD, says that Nabifo wouldn’t have died if she had been referred to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for special attention in time. She wants Butiru Chrisco hospital held responsible for neglect, which led to her death.
18:26
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UVRI Checks Efficacy of Point of Care Test in Detecting Viral Load in HIV Positive Children Ministry of Health 2 1

Viral load testing according to experts is crucial in the treatment of HIV as it helps in making treatment decisions which in the end help the patient to suppress the virus and improve their quality of life.
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16:32

Rakai Poisoning: Police to Charge Grandparents With Rush And Negligence

Last week, five children under the age of seven from the same family died after they took Paraquat herbicide, allegedly given to them by the grandparents. They were identified as Alafa Kamoga, Jovan Kivumbi, Elijah Lubyayi, Sarah Nabukenya, and Shivan Mirembe of one-and-half-years.
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20:10

Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Halted Over Blood Clot Fears

The announcement comes after the discovery of six cases of rare blood clots in people who had received the vaccine weeks ago.
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