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20:23
20:23

Uganda Virus Research Institute Finds RDTs Unfit for COVID-19 Testing Makerere University 4

Even for those that showed specificity and sensitivity of above 90%, Kaleebu says they gave confusing results when they tested their performance in detecting different antibodies which he worries would pose challenges for health workers to interpret.
18:49
18:49

MOH Wants Special Clinics for Over Worked Health Workers medical workers 3

The permanent Secretary ministry of health Dr.Diana Atwine Kanzira says that health workers are over worked and they fail to get time for themselves which expose their lives in danger.
18:39
18:39

Medics Seek Alternative Methods for COVID-19 Testing

The medics say that the PCR tests are oftentimes wrong which leaves many critical patients at risk. They want the government to allow the use of imaging and also symptoms to determine whether one has COVID-19 or not.
17:54
17:54

COVID-19: Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Kits Trial Detects 124 Positive Cases 1

Preliminary findings released of the phase one trial which had a total of 1010 participants from 18 facilities including hospitals shows that only 124 positive COVID-19 cases were detected. All participants of the trial had to undergo both an the RDT test and would later carry out a Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to confirm the antigen result
15:27
15:27

Ever Got Pregnant? Your Blood Can't be Used for COVID-19 Treatment Makerere University 2

Researchers on the on-going study to establish the efficacy of plasma treatment in Uganda told URN that women have been excluded because when they conceive the fetus produces a chemical which mixes with the blood and that if they are to use it they would need to do extra tests to establish the safety of their blood, which tests can’t be done in the country yet.
13:15
13:15

DRC's 11th Ebola Outbreak Over - WHO ebola in DRC

The outbreak that was centered in the Western part of the DRC is estimated to have infected 119 people and claimed the lives of 55 people.
12:31
12:31

Candidates Face Challenges Campaigning Among Voters Without Masks COVID 19 guidelines 4

The camps contesting for 2021 presidential elections say they face a challenge when mobilizing the 200 people that the Electoral Commission and Ministry of Health allow because most of them have never had a face mask, sanitized or known about guidelines to prevent COVID-19
09:50
09:50

Human Rights Defenders Task EC on Enforcement of SOPs During Campaigns COVID-19 SOPs 1 1

Robert Kirenga, the Executive Director of the coalition says the EC needs to take control of the campaign process by making sure that candidates adhere to the SOPs. Kirenga says while electoral processes are fundamental for any democracy, at this time, following SOPs is more important because it saves lives.
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