According to WHO, the COVAX Facility has slashed planned COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Africa by around 150 million this year which means the continent faces almost 500 million doses short of the global year-end target of fully vaccinating 40% of its population.
Simon Knox Okongo, Kitgum District Surveillance Focal Point Person told Uganda Radio Network in an interview Thursday that one of the recovered patients has now tested positive for covid-19 for the fourth time consistently.
According to the Commissioner Emergency Medical Services, John Baptist Waniaye Nambohe the devices will help the Ministry track the movements of the ambulances, fuel consumption and general efficiency.
The Minister of state for higher education John Chrysostom Muyingo informed MPs that the government is still vaccinating teachers and has promised to bring a comprehensive report on the matter within one week.
While the popular Delta variant that originated from India remains dominant and has ravaged many places across the globe, Mu has so far been identified in 39 countries but the UN organization says it has a group of mutations, something that suggests it can evade vaccine immunity.
As of today, according to MOH figures, only 47,165 out of an estimated 150,000 health workers have been fully vaccinated countrywide despite them being the first lot for the government to prioritize for vaccination when the jabs first arrived in the country early in March.
NDA Spokesperson Abiaz Rwamiri says that the notification was granted on the basis of initial assessment, published literature and safety studies. Rwamiri, says the product has been formulated from herbal plants that have been traditionally used to alleviate symptoms of several diseases and mainly respiratory infections.
Fred Mwebe,29, who turned up to inquire about the procedure at Kitante Primary School center vaccination center told URN that 22 out of the 29 teachers at Green Valley Junior School, Kalerwe travelled to their home towns when the president announced the lockdown. He says that they have failed to reach some of the teachers on their known mobile telephone numbers.
So far, in addition to the AstraZeneca vaccines, the country has received a donation of Sinopharm vaccines from China and they expect Johnson and Johnson vaccines that have already been ordered through the African Union. Also, the US government has promised to deliver some Pfizer vaccines this month.
The joint parliamentary team, comprising the Public and Local Government Accounts committees was tasked to review a list of beneficiaries of the COVID-19 cash, which was tabled before parliament by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja last month. Under the initiative, the government has been distributing 100,000 Shillings to selected people classified as vulnerable during the 42-day lockdown which ended on Friday.
Members of Parliament sitting on a joint Committee of Public Accounts have rejected a report presented before them by the Kampala Resident City Commissioner (RCC), Hood Hussein regarding the Covid-19 relief funds.
Henry Musasizi, the State Minister for Finance revealed the figures while appearing before a joint meeting of the Public Accounts and the Local Government committees of Parliament which is reviewing a list of beneficiaries of the COVID-19 cash, which was tabled before parliament by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja last month.