Mak DVCFA Position Candidates Present Credentials


Candidates vying for the Position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Makerere University on Monday 10th August 2020 made public presentations of what they will bring to the table should they be successfully elected. The ceremony held in Main Hall had the physical attendance restricted in line with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for COVID-19 prevention. Proceedings […]

Uganda: How the Lockdown Impacted Cancer Treatment and Prevention


The Covid-19 lockdown has significantly impacted on the prevention and treatment for non-communicable diseases according to the World Health Organisation and developing countries are the most affected. The number of people being referred to consultants with suspected cancer has fallen globally by about 50 per cent during the lockdown because screening services were put to […]

Uganda to Start Covid-19 Vaccine Trials in December


The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) is partnering with Imperial College London to start the first Covid-19 vaccine trial in the country by December. Prof Pontiano Kaleebu, the UVRI Director, told Daily Monitor yesterday that they are completing necessary internal processes before beginning to enrol volunteers for the trial. “We are working on a protocol […]

Global Markets Begin Trading Week on Upswing  


Global markets are mostly higher Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders aimed at extending coronavirus relief payments for many Americans.  European markets continue to post gains at the midday mark, with both the FTSE index in London and the CAC-40 in Paris running 0.5% higher, while the DAX index […]

White House Open to More Coronavirus Aid Talks


WASHINGTON – The White House signaled Monday it is open to more negotiations with opposition Democrats on a coronavirus aid package and willing to spend more money to reach a deal.  “We’re prepared to put more money on the table,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC. “The president is determined to spend what we need […]

Spain Overtakes Britain for Most COVID-19 Cases in Europe


More than 20 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed worldwide as of Monday night, and Spain has overtaken Britain for the highest number of cases in Western Europe.  Partly to blame, some Spanish health experts say, is that the government doesn’t have enough qualified contract tracers.   “Some regions have not understood that this was the key in the months after the lockdown and in the long term,” said Ildefonso Hernandez […]