Uganda Has Received 1.6m Doses Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Uganda’s COVID-19 vaccine capacity has grown further after the country received 1,674,270 doses of Pfizer vaccine from the US Government. The ministry of health said the donation from the US government in support of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise. This, according to the ministry of health and National Medical Stores, is the largest consignment of COVID-19 vaccines received to-date. The US government donated 647,080 Moderna COVID19 vaccine doses on Sept 6 which have since been distributed to district across the country. The US ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown commented that the these vaccines are safe & highly effective. The…
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Victoria University Permitted Bu NCHE To Conduct Online Exams

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has granted permission to Victoria University to continue implementing the Emergency Open Distance and e-Learning system and to also conduct online examinations. "I am pleased to inform you that after due consideration, the National Council for Higher Education has granted you permission to continue implementing the Emergency Open Distance and e-Learning system and to also conduct online examinations for only programmes accredited by the National Council for Higher Education for twelve (12) months," Rev Canon Kagume said in the 10th September letter to Victoria University vice chancellor. The Rev Canon was responding to…
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Rotary, Stanbic Bank In Every Mother Counts Maternal Health Initiative Campaign

Stanbic Bank Uganda’s Maternal Health Campaign dubbed “Every Mother Counts” has received a big boost from Rotary International, Serve to Change Lives and other partners through a new programme. The multi-partner Maternal, and Child Health (MCH) programme is dubbed “saving mothers and children together” comes to reinforce the attainment of global maternal and child health goal at local levels. It will focus on five main areas including, empowering adolescent girls and young women, supporting antenatal care, delivering and postnatal care, enhancing capacity and motivation of MCH workers, enhancing advocacy through awareness creation for communities and infrastructure development/rehabilitation. Together, the partners…
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Bitature To Solve Mulago Problems ‘Using A Business Solutions Approach’

Businessman Patrick Bitature, the founder, chairman & CEO at Simba Group East Africa, has been appointed a board member of Mulago National Referral Hospital. In his acceptance message, Bitature said he will be drawing upon ‘my business experience to find solutions that will make Mulago a better national referral hospital. “The last few years have reminded us just how important the health sector is but it has also shown us just how many problems our health sector has,” Bitature said. Adding: “A majority of these problems can be solved using a business solutions approach,” “It is my hope that the…
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NMS Yellow Fever CSR Campaign Targets To Vaccinate 40, 000 Ugandans

The National Medical Stores (NMS) recently kicked off its annual free mass yellow fever vaccination exercise taking place at Mayors Garden Entebbe targeting Ugandan nationals. While the campaign was scheduled to end on 23rd August 2021, Sheila Nduhikire, the Principal Public Relations Officer at NMS, reveals that it has been extended to allow more people to access the services. "We decided to expand it to the 30th of August due to the high demand; we saw huge numbers that we did not anticipate. People have really turned up. People have shown enthusiasm to receive the yellow fever vaccine,” Nduhikire stated.…
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Second Edition Of Heroes In Health Awards Launched

The ministry of health Wednesday launched the second edition of the Heroes In Health Awards (HIHA) in Kampala under the theme 'Protect.Invest'. Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng, the minister of health in a statement said the 2021 Heroes in Health Awards are instrumental in appreciating the valuable and significant work being undertaken by health professionals, organizations, and communities to protect the lives of Ugandans during the COVID-19 pandemic. For nominees to emerge as winners, there must be demonstrated evidence of extensive expertise and skills, dedication to service, and client satisfaction with an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation demonstrated by the…
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NMS Dispatches More AstraZeneca, Sinovac COVID19 Doses To Districts

The National Medical Stores (NMS), a government institution 'mandated to procure, store and distribute human medication and health-related consumable items' has Wednesday dispatched consignments of COVID19 vaccine doses to various districts in the country. On 09th August 2021, NMS commenced countrywide distribution of AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccines; today it adds Sinovac doses the government of Uganda recently received from the Chinese government. Sheila Nduhikire, the Principal Public Relations Officer at NMS, confirmed that tracks were enroute to different parts of the country to make deliveries. By midday, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) had received their batch and was distributed to different…
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Fresh Dairy Munju For 90 Days Campaign Unveiled

Fresh Dairy, the leading dairy products producer in Uganda has this week unveiled a new communication, #FreshDairymunju which is all about stocking up Fresh Dairy’s Long life UHT milk (ESL: Extended Shelf Life) in the house to reduce on the back and forth trips to the shops especially during such a time when people are advised to avoid crowds as much as possible because of the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, of which Uganda is in the 2nd wave. Fresh Dairy’s Long life UHT milk (ESL: Extended Shelf Life) is currently available in a 500 ML pack, and is popular for…
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NMS Begins Delivering Medicines Ordered Online

National Medical Stores (NMS) has started dispatching to government health facilities medicines ordered online, Sheilla Nduhukire, Principal Public Relations Officer National Medical Stores said in a statement released on Sunday. Health facilities can now place orders using a new online platform dubbed NMS plus, a new digital platform, which aims at improving efficiency and transparency. Previously, health facilities placed orders of essential medicines and medical supplies using hand-delivered requisition forms to the NMS regional offices or Headquarters in Entebbe, which was prone to slow deliveries and poor traceability of orders made. However, on Friday, the first deliveries of medicines ordered…
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It Is Safe For Pregnant Women To Take COVID19 Jab - Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has urged expectant women to go and get vaccinated against COVID-19 saying it is safe and the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks. "Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are advised to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine will protect both you and your baby from the deadly virus," the ministry posted on Twitter. The ministry explained that once vaccinated, the vaccine protects the expectant mother and the unborn mother from the deadly COVID19 virus. The World Health Organisation is still unsure if a pregnant woman with COVID-19 can pass the virus to her fetus or…
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Countrywide Distribution Of COVID19 Vaccines Commences

National Medical Stores (NMS) Monday morning announced it had commenced the distribution of COVID19 vaccine to different parts of the country, a move that will see more Ugandans get vaccinated. "Our trucks have left for Kampala, Wakiso, Karamoja region, Acholi-Lango, West Nile, Eastern and Western Uganda," Sheila Nduhikire, the Principal Public Relations Officer revealed. She confirmed that districts like Wakiso, Kampala, Buvuma, and others have had their dispatches delivered. In June, NMS received 175,200 COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccines from the ministry of health and kept the doses stored at their headquarters in Entebbe. The minister of health Dr Ruth Aceng received…
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Govt Starts Installation Of Oxygen Plant At Mulago

The ministry of health has revealed that they have started installing an oxygen plant at Mulago National Referral Hospital. Oxygen has become the most needed commodity in managing terminally ill COVID19 patients. “Installation of the new oxygen plant at @MulagoHospital has commenced. The plant is expected to produce 70,000 Ltrs of oxygen per minute in addition to the 2,083 Ltrs produced by the old oxygen plants,” the ministry announced on Twitter. The ministry recently announced that the country is running short of oxygen as demand due to COVID19 increased. The government then called on well-wishers especially the corporate companies to…
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Police Recovers Stolen Govt Drugs At Nansana Clinic

Uganda Police has revealed that they recovered government drugs at a health facility in Nansana, a town in Wakiso district. They also arrested and detained a nurse at the clinic after a tip-off from members of the Nansana community. In a press statement issued on Friday, Asp Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy PRO Kampala Metro Police (KMP) said Police at Nansana Thursday carried out an operation at Brocch Medical services, a clinic in Gganda Wakiso district at around 5 pm. "This operation was as a result of information from locals, who informed the police that trucks had parked at the clinic…
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Masaka COVID19 Patients Return Into Community Without Treatment

By Abbas Kabonge Hordes of people diagnosed with Covid19 are getting back into the community without treatment because there is no space in health facilities in the district to admit them. The president's representative in the district, Fred Bamwine reveals how sixty people out of one hundred who turn up daily for testing are being diagnosed with the fatal disease. " Majority of the victims go back into the community because the health facilities here are filled up", Bamwine, who is also the district's Covid19 Task Force Committee chairman, aknowledges. The sick people who go back into the community end…
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Covid19: Two Pregnant Women Die As Doctors Decline To Treat Them

By Abbas Kabonge The disturbing lack of protective clothing for health workers in Uganda has led to the death of two women in labor. The two mothers had turned up at one of the rural government health facilities in Mubende for antenatal care when health workers reportedly declined to treat them. The health workers suspected the women to be victims of COVID19 and so feared treating them in absence of protective clothing. A number of eyewitnesses reported how the health workers in Mubende have been shying away from treating suspected COVID19 patients in absence of protective clothing. " They don't…
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The Youth Have A Role In Ensuring Sustainable Blood Supply

By Pereruan Kenana World Blood Donor Day (celebrated on Monday 14th June) is a time when the world comes together to celebrate blood donors and create greater awareness on the need for safe sustainable blood and blood products for transfusion and on the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems. This year, the day is being marked under the theme ‘Give Blood and keep the world beating’ with a special focus on the youth and their role in ensuring sustainable blood supply globally and especially in developing countries in Africa. Safe blood products and their transfusion…
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Restaurants Start Offering Complimentary Immunity Boosters

With the world racing to bring the COVID19 pandemic to an end stakeholders world over are joining in to implement the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and adhere to health guidelines provided by World Health Organizations (WHO) and governments. Business premises and individual homes are being encouraged, guided to help members of the public to wear masks, wash hands, sanitize, social distance, and take all precautionary measures to end COVID19. The case is not any different in Uganda. The country is facing the second wave of the global pandemic with reported cases, including deaths, increasing each day. Over 53, 000 cases…
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Achieve Your Fitness, Health Goals At Kabira Country Club

President Yoweri Museveni speaking to the nation to announce news measures to arrest the COVID19 pandemic directed that employers cut their workplace workforce to 30 percent in order to reduce human contact which might result in the spreading of COVID19. This and many other measures, including the closure of schools, restricting public transport, continued closure of bars, and maintained curfew of between 9 pm to 5:30 am were part of the partial lockdown the president announced on Sunday, 6th June 7, 2021. And with the lockdown returning following the surge in COVDI19 cases, many people will find themselves inactive and…
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Here Is What Reading Does To Your Children's Body Growth

School-going children get far better health benefits from reading than just passing exams and for that reason, as a parent or teacher, giving reading materials to children under your care has far more positives than academic excellence. According to Daphne Kato, the principal of Kampala Parents’ School, reading improves the development of a child’s cognitive processes therefore schools and parents should help their toddlers read as much content as they can access at a given time. “We listen to each unique child and those who care for them and use this information to personalize each child’s learning. We aspire to…
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Hotels Turn To Detailed Hygienic Cleaning To Beat COVID19

The hotel business world over has been hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic and for that matter, they have to learn how to safely live in a world where the virus is on the loose. Hotels are well aware of the dangers that the virus, which requires minimal interaction between individuals, can do to their customers, services provision, and business at large. With travel bans in force in some parts of the world, hotels are doing all they can to keep the COVID19 virus away and keep their customers and staff safe and healthy. Stringent safety measures are being adopted.…
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Victoria University Starts Vaccinating Students, Staff Members

Victoria University has launched a vaccination campaign in which it aims to vaccinate all its students and members of staff to beat the COVID19 virus. “We are vaccinating all our students and staff because we have a primary responsibility to keep our stakeholders healthy,” Dr. Lawrence Muganga, the Ag. Vice-Chancellor at Victoria University said. The Ruparelia Group owned university is carrying out the exercise in partnership with the ministry of health and Kampala Capital City Authority. As the country and world at large continue to face the wrath of the COVID19 pandemic, the education sector has been dealt a big…
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Kaya’s Kitchen, Ark Organics Partner To Launch Pet Food Brand

You can now buy health food for your pets in Kampala after the partnership between Naiya Ruparelia and Ark Organics came to life and gave birth to the first pet food brand, Kaya’s Kitchen. According to CEO East Africa, Kaya’s Kitchen is a one-of-a-kind organic, specialty pet food manufacturing company. The recently launched store provides pet parents with a broad range of competitively priced organic, natural pet food and a comprehensive line of pet products. At the store, you can get useful pet products like dog and cat treats, puppy and kitten treats, dog food, organic grooming products, pet toys…
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Skin Lightening Side Effects Can Be Corrected – Says Dermatologist

By Michael Kanaabi Dollar Skin lightening or what is commonly referred to as bleaching is a phenomenon that is here to stay according to those doing it and those selling products that aid it. With new trends coming into the practice like injectables and pills, it is imperative to interrogate the practice from a medical and safety point of view to ensure health and safety are kept intact while at it. “The gentlemen keep looking at the ladies with lighter complexions first so when we the rest get a chance to lighten up, we go for it too because we…
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Massage, Healing On Offer At Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort

Pamper yourself this Easter holiday at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort spa and experience special offers put in place to celebrate Easter. Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort has this Easter season lined up what it has called Easter Spa Special where customers will enjoy Swedish massage, aromatherapy and deep tissue. Swedish massage The Swedish massage is a great treat for beginners and those looking for a relaxing medium to firm massage. This Easter season, to get a Swedish massage singles will pay for Shs95, 000 for 60 minutes, Shs120, 000 for 90 minutes and Shs150, 000 for 120 minutes while couples will pay Shs180,…
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INTERVIEW: Prudential’s Mallik Discusses Effect Of Covid-19 Pandemic To Employee Mental Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic resultant ebbing lockdown periods have been a stressful time for people all over the world including in Africa. The emotional wellness of people should be at the forefront of most companies’ plans. While businesses are grappling with how to sustain themselves, they should simultaneously be taking care of their employees. In this interview, Arjun Mallik, Managing Director Prudential East Africa, an insurance company operations in eight countries in Africa, discusses simple initiatives that businesses of all sizes can take to start addressing mental wellness, especially among employees. What key learning lessons has Prudential Africa attained as a…
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Fresh Dairy Enlightens Families On Boosting Health And Nutrition

Fresh Dairy, the leading dairy products producer in Uganda has once again enlightened families to maintain a healthy balanced diet, with an aim of boosting health and nutrition. A healthy balanced diet is one that helps maintain or improve overall health while providing the body with essential nutrition. Marketing Manager, Fresh Dairy – Vincent Omoth said, ‘Fresh Dairy being a family brand believes that everyone in the family should benefit from Fresh Dairy’s nutrient – rich products that range from Fresh milk, flavoured milk, Long life or UHT milk, powdered milk, Yoghurt (both flavoured and Brookside fruit yoghurt), Butter, Ghee…
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Medical Marijuana, Labour Externalization To Play Role In Post-COVID19 Recovery

By Rajiv Ruparelia On January 2nd I turned 31 years of age. Since I started actively running the Ruparelia Group- conglomerates of 28 companies, I usually use my birthday, which is just about the start of the New Year to reflect on business opportunities for the group in tandem with the opportunities in the country and beyond. I have lived in Kampala for the greatest part of my adult life and I have seen this city emerge from a mere city of seven hills to now several hills and counting. Contrary to a lot of the negativity you see on…
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COVID19: Kampala Parents’ School Sets Pupils’ Recruitment Interview Dates

Parents and pupils who are interested in joining Kampala Parents’ School in the incoming academic year but missed the November and December 2020 interviews have another chance this month to be interviewed. This comes after Kampala Parents School announced new dates on which parents and guardians can bring their children to be interviewed and assessed before being enrolled in the school community. “The Principal of Kampala Parents' School Informs all interested parents that admissions for 2021 intake are still on from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm,” the school announced. The interview dates are Monday, 11th January, Friday, 22 January and…
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Uganda To Buy COVID19 Vaccine From UK's AstraZeneca

A meeting held on Saturday, January 2021 by the National Task Force on Covid19 chaired by President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe agreed to buy the COVID19 vaccine from AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company with its headquarters in Cambridge, England. The decision to use AstraZeca is based on recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. Diana Atwine, the Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, who made the revelation in a publically share press statement, said Uganda will also explore other traditional vaccine options such as one from China when they receive…
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PHOTOS: When Noor’s Restaurant Opened At Kingdom Kampala

A new restaurant, Noor’s Restaurant, has opened its door to Kampala dwellers at Kingdom Kampala mall, a plush rental property located on Nile Avenue, Nakasero Hill, in Kampala, Uganda. The fast-food restaurant was launched on 31st December 2020 by businessman Dr Sudhir Ruparelia. In his address, the businessman urged Ugandans to stay safe and look after themselves from Coronavirus pandemic. The businessman said that 2020 has been a tough year for individuals and collectively as a nation but said the country will come out of it stronger together. Noor’s Restaurant is owned by Noor Hashim who is the daughter of…
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