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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

AFRICA, Business, COVID-19, DUBAI, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Kenyan Parliament, Ministry Of Health, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, TECHNOLOGY, Transport, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization, Youth
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...
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...
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...
Youth key to achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa, President Kenyatta says

Youth key to achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa, President Kenyatta says

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NAIROBI, 8th March 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta has appealed to African Governments to put the youth at the core of their Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programs saying young people have the energy, motivation and know-how to drive the agenda forward. President Uhuru Kenyatta takes notes during the virtual Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC21) at State House, Nairobi. “The youth are a key constituency in driving momentum towards UHC, that should not be side-lined.  We should engage with and empower our youth; giving them the knowledge and skills to take charge of their health," the President said. President Kenyatta spoke on Monday at State House, Nairobi when he delivered the opening address at this year's Africa Health Agenda International Conferenc...