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Minister of Health receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Minister of Health receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, has today received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The launch of the vaccination was held at the Specialised Women and Neonatal Hospital at Mulago. Aceng was followed by health Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine and Director General of Health Services Henry Mwebesa. In order to watch […]

COVID-19 Vaccine to be administered

COVID-19 Vaccine to be administered

COVID-19 vaccination exercise starts today Wednesday 10th March 2021 at Mulago Specialized Women’s and Neonatal hospital. Health minister Dr Ruth Aceng said the vaccination of health workers of Mulago and Entebbe Regional Referral Hospitals will commence immediately after the launch. The launch activity is scheduled to begin at 10.00 am and end at 12.00 pm. […]

Warnings of second COVID-19 wave as infections plunge

Warnings of second COVID-19 wave as infections plunge

Health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has said that the falling COVID-19 daily recorded infection numbers could be an indication of a coming to end of the first wave of the pandemic, giving way to an outbreak of a second wave. “The media has been awash with concern over the falling numbers of COVID-19 in […]

Democratic Republic of Congo announces the return of Ebola Virus

Democratic Republic of Congo announces the return of Ebola Virus

DR Congo on Sunday announced  the return of Ebola in its troubled east after a woman died of the disease, just three months after authorities declared the end of the country’s previous outbreak. “We have another episode of the Ebola virus” in the Biena health zone of North Kivu province, Health Minister Eteni Longondo told […]

Mozambique to go into curfew ever since civil war

Mozambique to go into curfew ever since civil war

About two million Mozambicans in the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus breakout will from Friday adhere to a curfew for the first time since the civil war ended in 1992, President Filipe Nyusi announced Thursday.  The southern African nation’s decision to impose a 9:00 pm to 4:00 am curfew in the Great Maputo area — […]

Two COVID-19 frontline doctors killed while Hiking Mount Olympus

Two COVID-19 frontline doctors killed while Hiking Mount Olympus

Two “frontline” doctors battling coronavirus in one of Greece’s largest hospitals have died in an avalanche while hiking on the country’s highest mountain, a medical body said. The medical association of Larissa, Greece’s fifth largest city, said that the two men — a supervising pathologist and anesthesiologist — worked in the intensive care unit of […]

Uganda expected to get COVID-19 vaccine in April/May

Uganda expected to get COVID-19 vaccine in April/May

Uganda is expected to get the COVID-19 in April or May this year, following its application for the vaccine and payment for the vaccine. There are a number of vaccines which are under trial, and according to Cabinet, there is already an application for vaccines to cover nine million Ugandans. Following the deliberations of the […]

First beneficiaries of COVID-19 vaccine listed: Cabinet

First beneficiaries of COVID-19 vaccine listed: Cabinet

Older persons 50 years and above, people with underlying conditions, government frontline workers including health workers and security officers will be the first person to receive vaccination for COVID-19. A cabinet decision of January 27, reveals that the government is targeting 3, 348,500 persons who are 50 years and above This age group is considered […]

Libya MP dies of COVID-19 in Morocco

Libya MP dies of COVID-19 in Morocco

Libyan MP Omar Garmil has died in Morocco weeks after being infected with Covid-19, multiple sources said Monday. The UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and the UN mission in Libya offered their condolences without mentioning the cause or place of his death Sunday. Garmil had participated in a meeting in Tangiers in […]

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

With 660 new cases, Uganda has recorded its second-highest ever number of new COVID-19 infections, bringing the cumulative confirmed cases in the country to 23,860. No death was however recorded. In releasing results, the Ministry of Health apologized for delaying the relaying of the results noting that, “there was a delay in analyzing results  hence […]

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