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Coronavirus – Rwanda: Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Rwanda: Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, FEATURE STORIES, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, World Health Organization
To minimize contact time with confirmed cases and therefore reducing the risk of contamination of health professionals in COVID-19 treatment centres, robots were deployedGENEVA, Switzerland, August 2, 2020/ -- One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. 2016 statistics show the following picture of Rwanda’s health sector: 1/50,505 ground ambulance / population Ratio; 1/10,055 Doctor/population ratio; 1/1,094 Nurse/population ratio; 1/10,500 Laboratory technicians /population ratio.Although Rwanda is on track to meeting most of the required quota, the country cannot afford the set back that a pandemic like COVID-19 among health professionals would cause.To minimize contact time with confirmed cases and there...
Airtel Uganda staff donate Shs72 million to health workers at border towns

Airtel Uganda staff donate Shs72 million to health workers at border towns

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, WORLD, World Health Organization
Airtel Uganda staff donate Shs72 million to health workers at border towns Donation intended to buy Personal Protective EquipmentElegu, Mutukula, Malaba and Busia border towns to benefitDonation confirms company’s commitment towards Uganda as it celebrates 10 years 18th June 2020: Kampala. Airtel Uganda staff have today donated UGX 72,280,000/- to aid health workers at Uganda’s border posts in the fight against Covid-19. (R-L) The incoming Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, the Human Resources Director, Airtel Uganda, Dennis Kakonge, Legal and Regulatory Director Airtel Uganda, the Political Head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and the Minister in charge of General Duties Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut,Mr. Patrick Mweheire, Region...
President Yoweri Museveni says the commissioners who recently resigned from Uganda Revenue Authority were actually sacked because of corruption, Uganda Passes Budget  of 45.5 trillion 2020/2021 financial year budget Presentation 20/21

President Yoweri Museveni says the commissioners who recently resigned from Uganda Revenue Authority were actually sacked because of corruption, Uganda Passes Budget of 45.5 trillion 2020/2021 financial year budget Presentation 20/21

2021 ELECTIONS, AFRICA, AGRICULTURE, Business, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, Uganda Police Force, WORLD, World Health Organization
Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga@RebeccaKadagaUG#BudgetUg2020#PlenaryUg Before we commence the Budget Presentation, I would like on a sad note to inform the House about three events in the last four days, namely: the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza, the death of Amb. Onyanga Aparr & the death of Gen. Kasirye Gwanga. Uganda's Speaker Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga. Uganda's Finance Minister Matia Kasaijja arrives to Present the Budget. Ugandan Members of Parliament Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut (R) with Hon. Naigaga Mariam. Hon. Mawanda and Hon Jimmy Akena,former Ugandan President Obote's Son Jimmy Akena. President Yoweri Museveni has said the commissioners who recently resigned from Uganda Revenue Authority were actually sacked because of corruption. Museveni, who was speaking a...
GreenAfrika donates 100 Cartons of envopa photocopying Paper worthy 12.5 Uganda Million shillings.

GreenAfrika donates 100 Cartons of envopa photocopying Paper worthy 12.5 Uganda Million shillings.

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, CORRUPTION, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
GreenAfrika Company on Wednesday joined the rest of the donors to contribute towards the fight against Covid 19 in Uganda. They donated 100 Cartons  of envopa photocopying Paper worthy 12.5 Uganda Million shillings. The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister in charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut (Left) and the Fund Secretary and Administrator Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy (R) receive Karuhanga Innocent Kabwisho, Director Marketing, Green Africa Company (extreme left and Kariisa Muhame Bruce, Director Product Development. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Envopap is the greenest Paper in the world.Its made out of agricultural waste 100 percent These were received by the National Response Fund Polit...
Urban Snail Farm donates 3000 bottles of hand Sanitizers gel worth 30 Million shillings to the government of Uganda (National Task Force) to fight Covid19

Urban Snail Farm donates 3000 bottles of hand Sanitizers gel worth 30 Million shillings to the government of Uganda (National Task Force) to fight Covid19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD, World Health Organization
Urban Snail Farm is an innovative limited company working on a research based project with value addition on Snail products. (R-L) The Presidential Adviser,Administrator and Secretary to the National National Response Fund to Covid19 Mrs Kisaka Dorothy,the Political head to the Fund also Minister in charge of General Duties Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut, Ms Hanifa Karadi,the Executive Director of Urban Snail Farm Mugisha Shilling Lucy during the donation on wednesday.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Founded by Ms Lucy Mugisha Shillingi in 2018 she started off with feasibility studies on snails in West Africa, Europe and Asia. (R-L) The National National Response Fund to Covid19 Political head also Minister in charge of General Duties Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut, Ms Hanifa Karad...
Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 7th June 2020, 6 pm EAT

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 7th June 2020, 6 pm EAT

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, CORRUPTION, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, World Health Organization
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 7, 2020/ -- As of 7 June 2020, 6pm EAT African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (184,333) deaths (5,071), and recoveries (81,780) by region:Central (19,693 cases; 439 deaths; 7,189 recoveries): Burundi (83; 1; 45), Cameroon (7,599; 212; 4,587), Central African Republic (1,570; 5; 37), Chad (836; 69; 672), Congo (683; 22; 210), DRC (4,016; 85; 537), Equatorial Guinea (1,306; 12; 200), Gabon (3,101; 21; 833), Sao Tome & Principe (499; 12; 68)Eastern (21,819; 638; 6,641): Comoros (141; 2; 67), Djibouti (4,207; 28; 1,877), Eritrea (41; 0; 39), Ethiopia (2,020; 27; 344), Kenya (2,767; 84; 752), Madagascar (1,052; 9; 233), Mauritius (337; 10; 324), Rwanda (431; 2; 283), Seychelles (11; 0; 11), somalia (2,289; 82; 431), south Sudan (1,317; 14; 6),...
Fountain Publishers Ltd donates learning materials worth Shs 354m to the government to ease education of Students in their homes.

Fountain Publishers Ltd donates learning materials worth Shs 354m to the government to ease education of Students in their homes.

AFRICA, AMERICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, UGANDA, World Health Organization
By Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Kampala,Uganda Leading publishing house Fountain Publishers Ltd has donated learning materials worth Shs 354m to the government to support the continuity of learning with millions of learners currently stuck in their homes following the closure of schools in the wake of the deadly coronavirus. The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 Hon.Mary Karooro Okutut and the Chairman Mr Emmanuel Katongole receive the donations from the Managing Director of Fountain Publishers ltd Mr James Tumusiime Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The donations were received by the Political head of the National response Fund to Covid19 Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut,the Chairman of the Fund Mr Emmanuel Katongole and the Secretary and Administrator of the ...
Toyota Uganda donates to Government of Uganda in support of Covid-19 interventions

Toyota Uganda donates to Government of Uganda in support of Covid-19 interventions

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, UK, World Health Organization
Kampala,Uganda The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 Hon.Mary Karooro Okutut and the Chairman Mr Emmanuel Katongole receive the donations from the Toyota Uganda Family led by their Managing Director Mahmood Omar.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA updates. Toyota Uganda Ltd has today handed over a brand-new Hino 500 series truck valued at UGX 225 million to the National Covid taskforce to support in the transportation of medical and food supplies as part of efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. Toyota Uganda Managing Director Mahmood Omar (L),the National Sales & Marketing Manager Edwin Muhumuza and the National Customer Relations Manager Joweria M.Butele .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA updates. The broad donation, which also included 6.5 to...
UAP OLD MUTUAL GROUP UGANDA DONATES 100 HOSPITAL BEDS FOR THE NATIONAL REFERRAL HOSPITALS AS CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS SUPPORT EFFORTS BY NATIONAL COVID-19 TASKFORCE

UAP OLD MUTUAL GROUP UGANDA DONATES 100 HOSPITAL BEDS FOR THE NATIONAL REFERRAL HOSPITALS AS CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS SUPPORT EFFORTS BY NATIONAL COVID-19 TASKFORCE

AFRICA, Business, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD, World Health Organization
In addition to the earlier presented Ush10 Million towards COVID-19 relief efforts in the country, UAP Old Mutual Group Uganda has today handed over to the National COVID-19 Taskforce another contribution of 100 hospital beds worth Ush 100 Million. The beds will be distributed to the various regional referral hospitals to help in the improvement of healthcare during and after the COVID-19 crisis.   UAP Old Mutual Group Uganda Board Chairman Dr William Kalema taking to journalists.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The contribution was presented by representatives of the Board and management of UAP Old Mutual Group Uganda to the Prime Minister of Uganda, the Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda. UAP Old Mutual Group Uganda Board Chairman Dr William Kalema talks to journalists.Photo by...
Standard Chartered donates US$300,000 (Over Ugx 1 billion) for immediate COVID-19 relief efforts in Uganda

Standard Chartered donates US$300,000 (Over Ugx 1 billion) for immediate COVID-19 relief efforts in Uganda

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, LONDON, UGANDA, UK, WORLD, World Health Organization
Kampala, Uganda,28 May 2020 – Standard Chartered Uganda has contributed US$300,000 (Ugx 1,110,000,000) to UNICEF programs in Uganda for communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Albert Saltson, CEO Standard Chartered Bank, Uganda (R) with Dr. Doreen Mulenga, UNICEF Representative to Uganda.Courtesy Photo via KMA Updates. The donation is part of Standard Chartered PLC’s US$5 million pledge to support emergency relief activities by UNICEF that provide immediate protection and education of vulnerable children across 12 markets in Africa and South Asia, including Uganda. Funding across these markets will focus on activities such as the provision of remote education via TV, radio, online and mobile platforms and child protection measures, including alternative care arrangements and ...
Islamic University in Uganda donates items  of  new technology worth  Uganda Shillings 31,700,000  to the National Response Fund to  fight the Spread of Covid-19

Islamic University in Uganda donates items of new technology worth Uganda Shillings 31,700,000 to the National Response Fund to fight the Spread of Covid-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, World Health Organization
Kampala, Uganda Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in the implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the spread of  Covid19, the  Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) has donated items worth  Uganda Shillings 31,700,000  to the National Response Fund to Covid-19 through the Office of the Prime Minister. The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister in charge of General Duties Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut second left) tries out washing her hands with the Hands-Free handwashing Machine without touching it while being helped by a student (R) and the Rector IUIU Dr. Ahmad Kawesa Sengendo. Right is the Kampala Campus Director Musa Mato...
Ugandan government receives Dignity kits from UNFPA as away to fight Covid19

Ugandan government receives Dignity kits from UNFPA as away to fight Covid19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, World Health Organization
Kampala,Uganda Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in the implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the enemy, UNFPA Country Representative in Uganda Mr. Alain Sibenaler, the Minister for Presidency Hon Esther Mbayo,, Mary Karooro Okurut, the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut and the Secretary the Fund receiving Dignity Kits.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut has, received Dignity kits from UNFPA. UNFPA Country Representative in Uganda Mr. Alain S...
Game Stores donates 25 pieces of camping tents (valued at 25Million Ugx) to fight Covid19 in Uganda

Game Stores donates 25 pieces of camping tents (valued at 25Million Ugx) to fight Covid19 in Uganda

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, World Health Organization
Kampala, Uganda Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the enemy, Hon. Mary Karooro-Okurut, Minister of General Duties, OPM, Political oversight of the National Response Fund to Covid19, (L) Frederick Olwit, the Game Stores' Store Manager, (Game) and the Secretary and Treasurer to the Fund Mrs Kisaka Dorothy. .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi KMA Updates. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut has received 25 pieces of camping tents (valued at 25Million Ugx) from Frederick Olwit, the Game Stores' Store Manager, which donation goes towards...
Uganda Electoral Commission joins  the fight against  Covid 19 by donating  15,000,000 Million shillings.

Uganda Electoral Commission joins the fight against Covid 19 by donating 15,000,000 Million shillings.

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, UGANDA, World Health Organization
Uganda’s  Electoral body couldn’t be left behind as individuals and other Companies are donating willingly in the fight against  Covid. Uganda’s First Deputy  Prime Minister Rt Hon. Gen (RTD) Moses Ali receiving the UGX 15 Million donation from the Chairman of EC Justice Dr. Simon Byabakama. Left is the Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and the Minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.  The 50,000 notes were received Uganda’s  First Deputy  Prime Minister Rt Hon. Gen (RTD)in the Presence of  the Political Overseer of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 Hon. Mary Mary Karooro Okurut ,the Chairperson of the Fund Engineer Emmanuel Katongole ,Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, the Administra...
Kwagalana group  donates a brand new  TATA Double Cabin Pick to fight COVID-19 in Uganda.

Kwagalana group donates a brand new TATA Double Cabin Pick to fight COVID-19 in Uganda.

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD, World Health Organization
Uganda’s wealthy Business group under their Umbrella body Kwagalana on Tuesday donated a TATA Double Cabin. The Pick-Up white in color was received by  Uganda's  First Deputy  Prime Minister Rt Hon. Gen (RTD) in the Presence of the Political Overseer of the National Response Fund to COVID 19 Hon. Mary Mary Karooro Okurut, the Chairperson of the Fund Engineer Emmanuel Katongole, Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, the Administrator and Secretary of the  Fund. “Please receive our humble contribution. Our group does not help only during a Crisis. We are always supporting those in need. We stand with our Country as we fight this Pandemic. KWAGALANA GROUP MOTOR VEHICLE HANDOVER TO NATIONAL COVID 19 TASK FORCE CHAIRMAN GK SPEECH Right Honourable Prime Minister, Honourable Ministers, The Chairperson Nati...

Updates on Covid19

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Nairobi, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18, 2020/ -- Ministry of Health, Kenya CS Sen. Mutahi Kagwe today attended the historic virtual 73rd World Health Assembly, the 1st of its kind since the establishment of World Health Organization (WHO) & reaffirmed the country’s support for WHO & it’s leadership Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as it spearheads efforts to combat COVID Coronavirus - Egypt: UK company delivers over 40,000 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test kits to EgyptLeading UK company, Primer Design Ltd, a subsidiary of Novacyt SA has exported over 40,000 PCR test kits to Egypt to support its response to COVID-19CAIRO, Egypt, May 18, 2020/ -- The UK and Egyptian government have been working hard to address the immediate medical needs of both countries by keeping essential trade flowing. In Ap...
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CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, World Health Organization
COVID FUND APPEAL IS VOLUNTARY Mr Katongole Emmanuel,The chairman of the National Response Fund to Covid19.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Fellow Ugandans The COVID-19 Fund appeal made to selected Chief Executives for a contribution of UGX. 10,000/= by their employees, has raised concern. The COVID-19 Fund clarifies that this contribution is entirely voluntary. On 21st April 2020, the COVID-19 Fund engaged selected business leaders in a webinar at the Ministry of Health. The Fund presented the fundraising strategy and proposed to them that they could help mobilise their employees to contribute UGX: 10,000/= each and that the businesses could consider a top up. The COVID-19 Fund stressed that this contribution was entirely voluntary and no single employee would be forc...
Its not compulsory to donate towards  Covid19,National Response Fund to Covid19 -Members.

Its not compulsory to donate towards Covid19,National Response Fund to Covid19 -Members.

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
The National Response Fund to Covid19 members have dismissed Social media reports that donating to the fund is Compulsory. Members of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 (L-R) Mr Kamulegeya Francis,Engineer Emmanuel Katongole,Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. This followed an appeal by the Chairman of the above fund Engineer Emmanuel Katongole to the Chief Executive Officers of the Private Sector Companies to mobilize Shs 10,000 from each employee for the safety of Citizens. Members of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 (R-L) Mr Kamulegeya Francis,Engineer Emmanuel Katongole,Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. He said this during a press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister on Sunday 17th May 2020. ...
Coronavirus – Burundi: Outgoing President Nkurinziza expels WHO officials

Coronavirus – Burundi: Outgoing President Nkurinziza expels WHO officials

AFRICA, BURUNDI, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, World Health Organization
The government of Burundi, headed by President Pierre Nkurunziza, has ordered the country’s top World Health Organization (WHO) representative and three other experts coordinating the Coronavirus response to leave the country amidst allegations of sabotage. The expelled officials include the WHO’s representative Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, the country’s Coronavirus coordinator Dr Jean Pierre Mulunda Nkata, communicable diseases head Dr Ruhana Mirindi Bisimwa, and a laboratory expert in the testing for COVID-19, Professor Daniel Tarzy. WHO’s representative Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo In a letter dated May 12 and addressed to WHO’s Africa headquarters, the foreign ministry said the four officials “are declared persona non grata and as such, must leave the territory of Burundi” by Friday...