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12:19
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Student Injected with Two COVID-19 Jabs in Two Days at Nsambya Hospital medical ethics 7 1 Top story

Under normal circumstances, a person who gets an AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab takes between eight and 12 weeks before getting their second dose. But, for Joan, a student who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity, this only took two days.
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MOH Fights to Beat Expiry of COVID-19 Vaccines, Opens New Vaccination Centers Ministry Of Health 2 1 Top story

Dr Immaculate Ampaire, the Assistant Manager of the Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization Programme-UNEPI, says that they selected the four centres due to their accessibility by a big number of people presumed to be at risk of infection such as taxi drivers.
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Uganda’s First Self-Help Book for the Diabetic Outed Amidst Rise Ministry Of Health 4 1

In just 60 pages, the book which features images and illustrations and has been reviewed by the Ministry of Health details what one needs to know about the various types of diabetes, the red flags for one to go for screening, self-care, what a patient should always look out for, and what caretakers should do in case of emergency
08:39
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Health Ministry to Install Tracking Devices in Ambulances Ministry of Health 3 1

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.
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MOH Pledges Transparency As Global Fund Marks 20 Years Ministry Of Health 3 1

The Global Fund has since 2007 committed a total of $1.7billion in funding to HIV, malaria and tuberculosis with annual contributions to health programmes bigger than the annual health budget appropriated by government.
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Gov't Warns Against Use of Oxygen at Home as COVID-19 Infections Surge Ministry Of Health 1

According to Mwebesa many patients' condition is worsening because they are getting higher of lower doses of oxygen. He says that instead of self medicating, patients should go to hospital where their conditions can be monitored by qualified staff
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'There’s no money'- MOH Tells Nurses as They Declare Industrial Action Ministry Of Health 3 1

The nurses and midwives started a strike over lunch allowances estimated at 70 billion Shillings. This money is anticipated to cater for 26,000 nurses and midwives at a rate of 15,000 per health worker, per day. Currently, they receive 2,000 Shillings for lunch which cannot even cater for a descent cup of tea.
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Tanzania Needs to Scale Up Public Health Measures Against COVID - WHO Ministry Of Health 1

According to the WHO, Tanzania needs to start implementing public health measures and also prepare for vaccination against COVID-19 since cases and deaths are being reported
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Male Sex Workers Hesitant To Test for HIV, Syphilis - Study Ministry Of Health 3

According to Richard Muhindo, the Principal investigator on the study in which researchers assessed 240 female and 100 male sex workers from Kampala and Mbarara, even as these males are not seeking testing services they are also not using condoms in their encounters. He says the respondents were asked about their last sexual encounter and test for syphilis and HIV and they found whereas 85% of women acknowledged using condoms at the last sexual encounter, only 34% of males used protection.
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COVID-19: Poor Quality PPE, Fatigue Leading Infections Among Health Workers Ministry Of Health 3 1

Rose Wakikona, a senior programme officer at the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development-CEHURD says that the government should be ashamed of the way it has treated health workers during this pandemic. She says their rights as health workers have been abused due to government's failure to provide adequate PPE in time for all health workers.
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UNAIDS Boss Warns Against Making HIV Mistakes in COVID-19 Treatment World AIDS Day 1 1

In her World AIDS message, Byanyima said even today, more than 12 million people are still waiting to get on HIV treatment and 1.7 million people became infected with HIV in 2019 because they could not access essential services.
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HIV Positive Mothers Decry Stigma and Discrimination at Health Centres Ministry Of Health 2

Several HIV pregnant mothers have faced discrimination after testing positive during antenatal visits. They want the act to be stopped by medical personnel who do it.
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Cancer Institute to Test their Patients for COVID-19 Ministry Of Health 1

Orem says during the last four months, they have had to refer some suspected COVID cases for testing elsewhere. While all their referrals finally tested negative, he said cancer patients are at risk of getting fatally affected by COVID-19 and yet the doctors who work on them also risk being exposed especially when they have to conduct surgeries.
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