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18:21
18:21

Activists Call for Health Tax World Vision 1

Mukunda says currently even as the government has received a lot of funding for COVID-19 both in terms of supplementary and donations, proper accountability is not being made.
18:01
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Gov’t Explains Strain in Evacuating Ugandans Stuck Abroad lockdown 1 1

Oryem says that the first challenge is that the only available option of chattering flights is too costly, even when there is a will to save nationals from the agony they are experiencing as a result of the lockdowns.
22:36
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Ministry to Engage Recovered Patients in Awareness Drive COVID-19 2 1

According to health ministerJane Ruth Aceng, the recovered patients hold a key message of hope and testimony that the virus can be avoided and treated. Aceng was today receiving a donation of face masks and gloves worth 80 million shillings from Watoto Church. The event was held at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Kampala.
17:12
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EAC to Embark on Joint Tests for COVID-19 Ministry of Health 1

The Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said discussions on the way forward will be finalized during a joint meeting scheduled for Friday next week.
16:34
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Experts Discourage Use of Masks While Jogging Makerere University 2

According to medics, wearing a mask often reduces the airflow into the breathing chamber making it uncomfortable and difficult for one to breathe during intense exercise.
14:32
14:32

Cholera Vaccination Exercise Postponed cholera outbreak 2

Dr Godfrey Bwire, who heads the Diarrheal Diseases Division at the Ministry, attributed the suspension to the disruptions caused by the ongoing lockdown that was instituted to curb the further spread of Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19.
10:32
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Jinja Hospital Registering Increase in Gunshot Wound, Stab Injuries Ministry of Health 3 1

Dr Angella Namala, the hospital Deputy Director notes that their causality ward has had a huge reduction in road traffic accident victims and has now been replaced with those nursing gunshot and stab injuries. She said the victims have very deep injuries and are usually dropped at the hospital by the police.
16:01
16:01

Health Minister Aceng Appeals for Protective Gowns for Health Workers truck drivers 1

The Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng has called on well-wishers to donate protective full-length gowns for medical workers use during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
21:42
21:42

COVID -19; Government Plans New Digital Tracker, to Quarantine Drivers Truck drivers 2

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said they have come up with a number of options other than blocking the drivers from accessing the country. The new measures will come into force as soon as leaders in the East Africa Community agree on the procedures.
17:23
17:23

Seven More Laboratories Accredited for COVID-19 Testing Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

The new centres include Makerere University's department of microbiology and immunology, National Health Laboratory Services, the Infectious Disease Research Collaboration in Tororo district, the Uganda Virus Research Institute Plague Laboratory in Arua district, Gulu University, Rakai Health Sciences Laboratory and the Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital laboratory.
16:54
16:54

COVID-19: Survey finds no Evidence of Community Transmission in Uganda Ministry of Health 2

The positive community cases with no link to previous positive cases include a police officer picked from Masindi, another picked from from Kyotera in addition to a truck driver also tested from Kyotera and a student in Rakai district who returned from Bukoba in Tanzania.
14:13
14:13

Expert Cautions against Use of Masks among Children Ministry of Health 2

While the government has issued a directive to have everybody wear face masks when out in the public domain, Nantanda who is also a senior researcher on respiratory diseases says children’s airways are small and don’t process carbon dioxide as well as adults which makes breathing behind a mask dangerous.
17:13
17:13

MOH Recieves PPE Donation Worth UGX 3.1B Ministry of Health 1 2

The donation, which comes amidst crises for PPE from health workers, includes 1500 boxes of gloves, 4200 boxes of N95 masks, overalls, pullover hoods, respirators and face shields.
16:49
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Ugandans Want to Try Masks on Before Buying Ministry of Health 3 1

Although she did not spell out the exact punishment that awaits noncompliance, the Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwiine told journalists on Wednesday that the public still needs guidance on the most effective type, the cost friendliness and what type fits who.
15:41
15:41

Billions of COVID-19 Cash Not Reached Ministry - Dr. Atwiine World Bank 2

The World Bank diverted $15million from the Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project and Atwiine says this money is partly utilized to buy reagents, test kits and PPE. However, while other donors have recently announced new funds to the country including USAID that announced $2.3million new support to the country last week, Atwiine says they have no information about this.
14:48
14:48

Health Workers Getting Infected with COVID-19 Outside Hospitals - WHO Ministry of Health 3

Data released by WHO shows that in April, 23,000 health care workers were infected with COVID-19 with 100 succumbing to the disease. Figures from the International Council of Nurses put the figures of affected nurses to 90,000 infected nurses and 260 deaths recorded globally since outbreak of the disease was declared in January 2020
22:43
22:43

Four More Truck Drivers Test Positive for COVID-19 Ministry of Health 1

Two of the confirmed cases are Ugandans while the other two are of a Kenyan and Tanzanian nationals. The Kenyan and Ugandans are believed to have entered the country through the Elegu point of entry while the Tanzanian case was tested at Matukula.
23:22
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COVID-19: Uganda's Cases Rise to 122 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 Top story

The new cases is Ugandan truck driver who arrived from Juba via Elegy. His sample was part of 2,296 other samples that were tested today at the Uganda Virus Research Institute
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Locked Up at Work; The Tale of a 50-Year-Old Market Vendor COVID-19 Pandemic 4 1

On this day, Amina went to work like any other day. However, what started as a normal day has turned into months of lengthy shifts in the market since the ban on public transport on March 25. Amina used to commute from Kito Village, in Kira Sub county, Wakiso district to come to Nakawa Market on a daily basis.
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Gov’t to Address Hostility towards Foreign Truck Drivers COVID-19 1

The Foreign Affairs State Minister, Henry Okello Oryem, says the incidents cited in the note are isolated cases and not the official position of Uganda.
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