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Denmark ceases rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine completely

Denmark ceases rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine completely

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Denmark has ceased giving the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine amid concerns about rare cases of blood clots, the first European country to do so fully. The move is expected to delay the country's vaccination programme by several weeks. Drug watchdog the European Medicines Agency last week announced a possible link with clots but said the risk of dying of Covid-19 was much greater. Several European countries had previously briefly suspended the jab. Most have now resumed vaccinations with AstraZeneca, but often with limits to older age groups.
How mobile money masked Ugandans against covid-19

How mobile money masked Ugandans against covid-19

AFRICA, Business, EALA, EAST AFRICA, International Hospital Kampala, Media, MTN, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, World Bank, World Health Organization
Mobile money was the proverbial financial mask shiedling the entire country when movement was at its lowest and fear of infection at its highest. The life altering announcement by President Museveni limiting movement of people around the country and closing the nation’s borders to the world meant that people could not travel to take or receive money and food to their loved ones.  So for many, mobile money was the saving grace that even with the looming danger of a deadly virus, their loved ones far away would have access to money to pay for food, shelter and medicine. Benjamin Mukasa’s female friend in Mukono worked at a saloon in downtown Kampala. At the onset of the unprecedented lockdown, stranded without the privilege to move to friends, destitute of money, the y...
INTEGRATING FOR SERVICE DELIVERY: UPDF VACCINATE CHURCH LEADERS AGAINST COVID 19

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

AFRICA, COVID-19, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, International Hospital Kampala, International Medical Group, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA, Uganda Red Cross, UPDF, USA, WORLD, World Health Organization
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....
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh dies  at the age of 99

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh dies at the age of 99

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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who served as consort to his wife Queen Elizabeth II for more than 60 years, has died at the age of 99. Key points: Born in Greece to royalty, he escaped political turmoil as a babyPrince Philip became Queen Elizabeth II's trusted adviser and father to her childrenHe was a patron of more than 800 organisations and a staunch supporter of the armed servicesProne to gaffes, he sometimes became a target for media ridicule The duke had suffered failing health in recent years, and retired from royal duties in 2017. On March 16 he had been released from London's King Edward VII hospital, after being admitted a month before as a "precautionary measure". A statement from Buckingham Palace at the time of his admission said he had been sent to...
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta applauds nurses for role in healthcare provision

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta applauds nurses for role in healthcare provision

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Ministry Of Health, UN Women, World Health Organization
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

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, Parliament, UGANDA, Women Emamanicipation, World Health Organization
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

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, HEALTH, Ministry Of Health, NAMIBIA, World Health Organization
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 ...
UK reports 30 cases of rare blood clots after AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

UK reports 30 cases of rare blood clots after AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

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The UK medicines regulator identified 30 cases of rare blood clots after the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine. But the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said the benefits of the vaccine still far outweighed the potential risk, with more than 18 million AstraZeneca doses administered in the UK. No blood clotting reports were received for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. Officials said 18.1 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine had been administered up to March 24. Of these, there were "22 reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and eight reports of other thrombosis events with low platelets". Some countries are restricting use of the AstraZeneca vaccine while others resumed inoculations as investigations into reports of rare, and some...
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

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA, Uganda Red Cross, WORLD, World Health Organization
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...
MTN Uganda Supporting Julius to Live his Programmer Dream

MTN Uganda Supporting Julius to Live his Programmer Dream

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, International Hospital Kampala, International Medical Group, Ministry Of Health, MTN, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, World Health Organization, Youth
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...
South sudan’s Salva Kiir Mayardit mourns his Tanzanian Counterpart John Pombe Magufuli

South sudan’s Salva Kiir Mayardit mourns his Tanzanian Counterpart John Pombe Magufuli

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Juba,South Sudan 18th March 2021, H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued a statement on the passing on of H.E. John Pombe Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania. In his Statement to the media, H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit said that the People of Republic of South Sudan are deeply saddened and grieving with their brothers and sisters in the United Republic of Tanzania. South Sudanese President H.E Salvar Kiir.Courtesy Photo H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit declared three days of mourning across South Sudan and instructed all the Government institutions and our diplomatic missions abroad to fly their flags half-mast during this period beginning from today in his honour to the Late H.E. President John Pombe Magufuli. H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit...
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

AFRICA, Burundi, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Ministry Of Health, Parliament, POLITICS, South Africa, South Sudan, TANZANIA, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
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 ...
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...