Humanised mice for use in Uganda research ecosystem to arrive soon – Musenero

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has issued a license allowing two pairs of humanised mice needed in the making of the homegrown Uganda COVID-19 vaccine to be ferried into the country.   The triple immunodeficient humanised mice model was developed by scientists to lead to a better understanding of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the…

What Uganda has done about cancer prevention and care after the demise of Oulanyah

The government has signed a contract to immediately procure a Positron Emission Tomography – PET scan for the Uganda Cancer Institute. Parliament has also appropriated money for the construction of the Nuclear Medicine Unit to house a Linear Accelerator and other treatment units at the Uganda Cancer Institute to reinforce cancer care and treatment. The speaker…

Gov’t to Rollout Covid-19 Vaccination in Children as School Surveillance System Fails

The Ministries of Health and Education have resorted to vaccinating learners as the best way to control the spread of COVID-19 in learning institutions due to non-compliance by schools to feed data into the school surveillance system. Prior to the re-opening of schools, the government drafted guidelines aimed at creating safe environments for schools amidst…