Uganda: Govt Vaccinates 2,300 Against Yellow Fever


At least 2,300 residents of Arua District have been vaccinated against yellow fever in the just concluded vaccination exercise by the National Medical Stores (NMS).Dr Paul Bishop Drileba, the district health officer, called for the extension of the exe…

Uganda: Eight Die in Road Accidents in Lango


At least eight people have lost their lives in separate road accidents on the same day in Lango Sub-region.On Thursday, two Fuso trucks belonging to Baba Oscar Transporters, owned by businessman Bosco Oryem, got involved in two separate accidents in Ot…

Uganda Loses 58 Doctors, Nurses Within One Year


Uganda lost at least 58 doctors and nurses in the last 15 months, some to Covid-19, according to Uganda Medical Association (UMA).Records of the association, which is the umbrella body for doctors in the country, show that 11 doctors of Ugandan origin …

Africa’s Access to COVID-19 Vaccines Remains a Challenge


GENEVA – The World Health Organization reports the African continent is lagging in the race to vaccinate its people against the deadly coronavirus. WHO says Africa needs far greater access to COVID-19 vaccines to reach its goal of vaccinating 60 percent of the population by June 2022. Africa received its first delivery of vaccines from […]

First COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive in Juba, South Sudan


JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in South Sudan’s Juba International Airport on Thursday. The 132,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be offered first to health care workers, including doctors and nurses, along with other vulnerable groups. South Sudan Health Minister Elizabeth Achuil said 732,000 additional doses are […]

Uganda Gets 100,000 More Covid Vaccines


Government yesterday received 100,000 additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine which were donated by the Indian government.While addressing journalists at Entebbe International Airport after receiving the consignment on Sunday, Health minister Jane Ruth Ac…