Uganda boosts cold chain storage capacity of vaccines

Uganda is moving to expand its cold chain storage capacity as it introduces new vaccines in its routine childhood vaccination programme and and handles more COVID-19 vaccines. This week Uganda added over 1,300 solar-powered refrigerators, vaccine carriers, and walk-in refrigerators to manage the cold chain for vaccines and to stop wastage. Expansion of the vaccine program…

Uganda debates how to handle teen mom learners after longest world school closure due to COVID-19

In Gulu district, northern Uganda, pupils and teachers are undergoing a one-week-long psychosocial support as schools reopen. Several schools have dedicated the first week to offering counselling and change of mindset to enable learners to overcome the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown. Uganda’s learners returned to school this week after a two year closure, the…

Volunteers Trained in Covid-19 Testing in New Campaign to Guarantee Schooling

Experts at Makerere University have embarked on training volunteers to quickly detect cases, amidst increasing new COVID-19 infections and fears of the situation worsening once schools reopen next week. Prof. Samuel Majalija, the Deputy Principal, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity that’s spearheading the training told URN in an interview on Wednesday morning…

Make History, Eliminate Cervical Cancer Forever- WHO Chief

Though highly preventable and treatable, cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in reproductive-aged women globally, according to the UN health agency, kicking off Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  “Cervical Cancer is highly preventable and treatable”, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted, saying “it could be first cancer EVER…