The beneficiaries are Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Funding will also go toward the procurement of essential medical supplies, including testing kits and to train health workers.
The deal will help countries like Uganda, Nigeria, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, South Africa and Zimbabwe to save an average of 59 per cent for the 20 cancer medicines, which are used to treat breast, cervical and prostate cancer; the commonest cancers in Africa. They also cover childhood cancers.
Developed by Biotechnology Company Bharat Biotech, the vaccine which is India’s first indigenous experimental vaccine against the viral respiratory infection will be tested at a number of trial sites across India.
The process set to commence on July, 2 and run until July 17 2020, seeks to sieve contestants for the parliamentary, local government and special interest groups elections ahead of the general elections to be held early next year.
Entebbe Municipality Town Clerk Magumba says the exercise will also help combat the spread of COVID-19 since taxi operators will not physically visit the municipal offices for registration as it has been since mid-June.
Mujasi, who tabled the government recommendation to relocate the district headquarters to Busoba Sub County, said that whereas they have finally found a new home, they will not move until government constructs for them offices, adding that they will not leave any of their assets for the City.
According to Michael Erebu, the District Education Officer in Serere. He explains that less than 10 percent of the learners across the district is trying to read or pay attention to the learning programs on the national broadcaster- Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, UBC.
Betty Akello, an enrolled midwife attached to the facility explains that the Health center cannot handle any maternity related cases currently, a reason they are referring them to Lira Regional Referral Hospital or Ogur HCIV.
Subsequently, the room ceilings from the general and maternity wards also followed, forcing mothers who were at the unit to sleep under their beds.
The police had earlier arrested one of their colleagues identified as Mubakari Kuloba who was found carrying two passengers on his motorcycle. But in the process of evading arrest, Kuloba lost control and knocked a tree, leaving him with injuries, which sparked the protest.
According to health officials in the district, for over six consecutive months, the district’s accredited health facilities haven’t received essential drugs especially for second line ARVs and for the pediatrics regiments.
According to Twesigye, preliminary investigations show that the five suspects whose names have been withheld have been stealing livestock especially cows, goats and pigs from Kyegegwa and Kyenjojo districts.