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Emirates commences IATA Travel Pass trials simplifying COVID-19 related travel requirements

Emirates commences IATA Travel Pass trials simplifying COVID-19 related travel requirements

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Emirates today commenced trials of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass– a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information. The first passengers travelling from Dubai to Barcelona on EK 185 today trialed the ‘digital passport’ to verify and share their pre-travel COVID-19 test status with Emirates. The trials are a step towards making travel more convenient, enabling travelers to manage COVID-19 related documentation digitally, safely and seamlessly throughout the travel experience. In the future, travelers will also be able to share vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines to facilitate travel. Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating...
The Gambia eliminates trachoma as a public health problem

The Gambia eliminates trachoma as a public health problem

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Language: en|Date: 2021-04-20 19:37:04| Share Trachoma is a neglected tropical eye disease that mainly affects children, with infection less common with increasing ageBANJUL, Gambia, April 20, 2021/APO Group/ --  The Gambia has successfully eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, becoming the third African country to be validated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated the disease as a public health threat. Trachoma is a neglected tropical eye disease that mainly affects children, with infection less common with increasing age. In adults, women are up to four times more likely than men to be affected by the late complications of trachoma mainly due to their close contact with infected children. A 2018–2019 survey on trachoma trichiasis (an adva...
Frontline Health workers in Hoima District Hesitate about COVID-19 vaccination, then Embrace it after WHO Assurance

Frontline Health workers in Hoima District Hesitate about COVID-19 vaccination, then Embrace it after WHO Assurance

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Language: en|Date: 2021-04-20 19:48:46| Share Official figures from the Ministry of Health indicate that out of over 80,000 health workers expected to receive the vaccineBRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the), April 20, 2021/APO Group/ --  Under normal circumstances, one would expect frontline health workers to be lining up in thousands to receive the much-anticipated lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine that does not only offer scientifically proven protection to them but also saves the lives of the eager patients. The COVID-19 outbreak has ushered in some strange behaviours among some front-line health workers in Uganda among which is vaccine hesitancy. Who could have imagined that health workers would be hesitant about a vaccine whose benefits they know very well? Strangely,...
Children with disabilities get medical relief in MTN-Corsu hospital partnership

Children with disabilities get medical relief in MTN-Corsu hospital partnership

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For close to two years, Doreen Ataro lived with a bent leg painted with burn bruises from a fire accident. At only one and a half years of age, the young girl fell in a pool of fire where she was playing and sustained injuries to her left leg. As the father Denis Oroto narrates, Ataro’s accident caused his daughter so much pain. “Her left leg was burnt by the fire causing it to curve to a certain extent. She couldn’t move or shower herself. The mother had to feed and shower her,” he recounts. But it was not only the physical turmoil that foiled the family. Ataro’s accident also took a toll on the father’s finances. Oroto has spent nearly Ushs500,000 in an effort to treat the daughter and have her leg restored to normal. However, his effort was all in vain as the heal...
INTEGRATING FOR SERVICE DELIVERY: UPDF VACCINATE CHURCH LEADERS AGAINST COVID 19

INTEGRATING FOR SERVICE DELIVERY: UPDF VACCINATE CHURCH LEADERS AGAINST COVID 19

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A team of the Uganda people's defense forces led by Lt A.W Mugonyi in collaboration with the ministry of health have today carried  out a covid-19 vaccination campaign aiming at vaccinating church leaders, their families and their followers at City of the loard church in Bwaise, Kalerwe. The UPDF was invited by ministry of health to give Manpower back up and expertise in the covid-19 vaccination, The activity was blessed by the overseer of Kawempe pentacostal churches Bishop Peter Mutebi who appreciated the Uganda People's Defense Forces and the Ministry of Health for taking the church into consideration.The campaign had a target of vaccinating over 500 church members and the people from the neighborhood today and it ended up cataring for all group of people from 18years and above....
Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

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With key stakeholders, @MinofHealthUG reviewed the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria. The outcomes of the report give us pride in these strategic partnerships. We will now focus on mentorship at all levels, harmonizing supply chain management among multiple warehouses and strengthening quality assurance mechanisms. We thank Abbott and all partners for the support.
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta applauds nurses for role in healthcare provision

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta applauds nurses for role in healthcare provision

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NAIROBI, 8th April 2021– First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has applauded the role nurses play in promoting primary healthcare. The First Lady appreciated the sacrifices nurses make to deliver maternal and child health services especially during this COVID-19 period. Her Excellency First Lady Margaret Kenyatta making her remarks during a virtual Beyond Zero technical working group meeting. The meeting drew participants from the Ministry of Health, National Aids Control Council (NACC), National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), development and implementing partners as well as civil society organizations “That is why we shall be appreciating nurses who have been on the frontline working during the pandemic at the Beyond Zero Summit to be held in September this year. “They have ...
MPs want Soroti Regional Hospital reconstructed

MPs want Soroti Regional Hospital reconstructed

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Ugandan Legislators have called for the expeditious reconstruction of Soroti Regional Referral Hospital following the successful surgery to separate conjoined twins that was carried out by a team of doctors there. The surgeons were led by Dr. Joseph Epodoi, a senior surgeon and urologist in Soroti Regional Hospital separated the twins on 26 March 2021.The twins were delivered on 21 March in Amuria district and one of them was dead. They were referred to Soroti but after assessment, they were referred to Mulago. After two days, the infants were returned to Soroti with one of the dead twins decomposing. While paying tribute to Dr. Epodoi and his team during a plenary sitting on 7 April 2021, the lawmakers decried the state of the hospital, despite the remarkable surgeries that have been ...
Namibia: REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY Dr Hage G. Geingob ON THE OCCASSION OF WORLD HEALTH DAY 2021

Namibia: REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY Dr Hage G. Geingob ON THE OCCASSION OF WORLD HEALTH DAY 2021

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06 April 2021. Excellencies,It is a great pleasure for me to participate in this important event marking World Health Day 2021. Given the devastation by the pandemic of the world since 2020, it is timely that the community of nations should start considering the strategies and indeed the ways and means of building a fairer, healthier world, post-COVID-19. The fact that the Director-General of WHO has invited us to be part of this year’s event speaks to the urgency of fostering recovery for the entire world from the economic and social devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Building a fairer and healthier world will demand joint and concerted action. It will require that we, as members of the human family, stand resolutely together, to do everything that is required to return our ...
KCCA launches operation Smart City   in Kisenyi 1&2

KCCA launches operation Smart City in Kisenyi 1&2

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Kampala,Uganda We are going to have Zero tolerance to garbage, Dorothy Kisaka, the Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority said this morning while launching Kampala Smart City Operation in Kisenyi 1,2 and Mengo. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy talking to garbage collectors.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. This is a wide City Operation. It should be every stakeholder’s job. It includes leaders of Communities, landlords, market leaders and law enforcers. This is our city all of us. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy examines a drainage Channel.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy examines a drainage talking .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.  This will be a weekly  Campaign launched  in different Parishes and Zones. Next we...
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

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FRIDAY  26TH MARCH, 2021 STATE HOUSE NAIROBI The last time I addressed you on the COVID-19 pandemic, was on Friday, 12 March this Year. I did not intend to speak on this matter until the measures we took on March 12th, 2021 lapses in 30 days to 60 days.   President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the Covid-19 Vaccine at State House, Nairobi after the Fifteenth [15th] Presidential address on the Covid-19 pandemic at State House, Nairobi. The President and the First Lady took the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine alongside several senior State and Government officials among them Cabinet Secretaries Mutahi Kagwe (Health), Fred Matiang'i (Interior) and Raychelle Omamo. Today, 14 days later, I have been compelled by medical and empirical evidence to revise the measures we took on Mar...
President Museveni,First lady get Covid19 jab

President Museveni,First lady get Covid19 jab

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Kampala, Uganda Uganda’s leader  Yoweri Museveni has joined world leaders like Joe Biden, Uhuru Kenyatta and Paul Kagame who have been vaccinated. This happened  on Saturday at State House Nakasero.  “First Lady Janet Museveni and I got our Covid-19 vaccine today in Nakasero. I encourage all Ugandans who qualify for this vaccination to go to health facilities and get it. But remember to keep observing the SoPs; wear masks, wash, sanitise hands and observe social distance,” he said after he had got the jab. President  Museveni had early this month said he was undecided on which, of the COVID-19 vaccines, he will use to protect himself against coronavirus.  The 75-year-old President had said then that his ‘people’ are still studying, which of the vaccine...
MTN Uganda Supporting Julius to Live his Programmer Dream

MTN Uganda Supporting Julius to Live his Programmer Dream

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Many people go through life guessing what their passion is only to find out much later or resign to fate after a vain soul searching. However, when a team from the Uganda Communication Commission visited Julius Tusingwire’s primary school and offered them a computer training session, a bond between the young Asingwire and computers was made right there and then. Julius Tusingwire is one of the winners in the MTN for good campaign that was launched early 2020.Courtesy Photo. “Computers are my passion and I love using them to solve problems.” Declares a jolly Asingwire who doesn’t clearly know how he became a health practitioner. Julius Tusingwire is one of the winners in the MTN for good campaign that was launched early 2020. In this campaign, MTN Uganda sought to awaken youths to...
PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION -With Respect To- THE DEATH OF DR. JOHN POMBE MAGUFULI (President of the United Republic of Tanzania) SOLEMNLY ISSUED AT STATE HOUSE, NAIROBI ON THE 18TH DAY OF MARCH, 2021

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION -With Respect To- THE DEATH OF DR. JOHN POMBE MAGUFULI (President of the United Republic of Tanzania) SOLEMNLY ISSUED AT STATE HOUSE, NAIROBI ON THE 18TH DAY OF MARCH, 2021

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I have learnt with profound sorrow and immense sadness of the untimely passing of my Dear Brother, His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania. On behalf of the Government and People of Kenya, I convey our sincere condolences to the First Lady of Tanzania, H.E. Mrs. Janet Magufuli, their children and his entire family; and affirm our deep solidarity with the Government and People of Tanzania during this challenging time. Tanzania remains in our thoughts and prayers.   Africa and the world has, indeed, lost an illustrious leader; whose vision, passion, and immense leadership propelled the Nation of Tanzania forward, and also steered the East African Community to closer integration and cooperation. On the continental stage, the Late President ...
Government Of Uganda mourns President Magufuli

Government Of Uganda mourns President Magufuli

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We have lost a great leader and a friend of Uganda. Our deepest condolences to people of Tanzania and Africa. In the photos are touching moments with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the deceased. RIP H.E John Pompe Magufuli. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni with Tanzania's President Dr John Pombe Magufuli at one of the recent functions. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni with Tanzania's President Dr John Pombe Magufuli at one of the recent functions.
President John Magufuli of Tanzania dies

President John Magufuli of Tanzania dies

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President John Magufuli of Tanzania, a populist leader who played down the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic and steered his country away from democratic ideals, died on Wednesdayin the port city of Dar es Salaam. He was 61.Magufuli had first been briefly admitted to the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute on March 6, but was subsequently discharged, Hassan said on state television. But he was rushed to hospital again on March 14 after feeling unwell. President John Magufuli After the death was announced, opposition leader Zitto Kabwe said he had spoken to Hassan to offer condolences for Magufuli’s death. “The nation will remember him for his contribution to the development of our country,” Kabwe said in a statement published on Twitter. President John Magufuli According...
Testimonies by Youth in Agribusiness from Lira on the impact of COVID 19 on their businesses

Testimonies by Youth in Agribusiness from Lira on the impact of COVID 19 on their businesses

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Dickens Obote Poultry business, Adekokwok sub county, Lira district Dickens’ poultry farm was a source of poultry products to the surrounding community in Lira during the COVID-19 crisis. However, without the ability to travel and replenish his supplies because of a lockdown on travel, his business struggled to continue serving the community. Applause upon officially launching the youth in Agribusiness project 2 Minister of Agriculture, animal industry and Fisheries, Hon. Vincent Sempijja addresses participants during the launch “My poultry business had successfully grown to 3,000 birds by 2019. I was supplying a factory in the city, which has branches throughout the region. Until COVID lockdown struck in 2020, I was delivering 3,000 kroilers and broilers to the company on a ...
Cancer Institute asks for budget increment as patient numbers rise

Cancer Institute asks for budget increment as patient numbers rise

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The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has called for an increase in its budget allocation to manage patients who it said are on the rise.Dr Jackson Orem, the Executive Director at UCI hosted Parliament’s Committee on Health, and said much as progress is being made, there are structural issues relating to staffing and medication whose costs are shooting to the roof.“‘One of the areas that we feel requires attention is the area of drugs and the most expensive ones come in form of donations; the area number two is that of our human resource and we have submitted our new structure to the Ministry of Public Service for approval,” said Dr Orem.The institute has installed the latest equipment for radiotherapy, and constructed a bunker to house it, but Orem fears power outages will reset the systems....