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Coronavirus: UK officially hands over life-saving oxygen cylinders to support Uganda’s COVID-19 response

This support is part of the £500,000 (over $708,000) that the UK committed to UNICEF Uganda’s COVID-19 appeal in July 2021

On Wednesday 13 October, the UK officially handed over 100 oxygen cylinders to Uganda’s National Medical Stores, to provide lifesaving treatment to COVID-19 patients in Uganda. This support is part of the £500,000 (over $708,000) that the UK committed to UNICEF Uganda’s COVID-19 appeal in July 2021. The money, which…

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Coronavirus: Uganda to benefit from UK COVID-19 vaccines donation

The UK has been at the forefront of the global response to COVID-19, including through investing £90 million to support the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Nine million vaccines to be donated bilaterally and offered to COVAX to help tackle Covid-19 abroad; The first vaccine donations left the UK at the end of July with Indonesia, Jamaica and Kenya among the first countries beneficiaries. More doses expected will arrive via the COVAX Facility this week, including…

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UK responds to UNICEF Uganda’s Oxygen appeal with life-saving support benefiting over 1.8m people

The funding will support an increase in oxygen production and delivery and improve the availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at selected health facilities

The UK is pleased to announce they have committed £500,000 (over $708,000) to UNICEF Uganda’s COVID-19 appeal – vital support that will benefit over 1.8 million people across Uganda. The funding will support an increase in oxygen production and delivery and improve the availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at…

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Joint Press Release: Uganda refugee response partners

Uganda remains the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with nearly 1.5 million refugees

Uganda marks World Refugee Day this year amid a second wave of COVID-19, with growing concerns for the well-being of refugees and host communities that have been already hit hard by the pandemic and have not yet recovered from the loss of income and livelihoods. According to the 2020 Global…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: Games children play during COVID-19 in Kikuube District

The play activities help them to focus on something other than the COVID-19 pandemic

Sharif, Julius and Angel share their stories As children wait for the government to open schools, they continue to engage in various activities at home including learning, helping with domestic chores, and above all, playing their favourite games. At a time when children are anxious about the future, and many…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: Kitgum leaders fear schools may not have female students after lockdown due to teenage pregnancies

1,519 girls below 19 years have visited a hospital for antenatal care since schools were shut in March 2020

District leaders in Kitgum are worried that by the time schools are allowed to resume in the area, more than half of the female students in the district will either be married off or will be pregnant. According to June statistics that the district Community Development Office presented in a…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: “I wish I could have some magic, I would just say let schools open right away" - Twelve-year-old Alex Abigail, Congolese refugee in Uganda

In March 2020, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of schools to stop the spread of COVID-19

Twelve-year-old Alex Abigail from the Democratic Republic of Congo wants to become a doctor. But with the schools still closed in Uganda, Abigail knows this will not happen unless she goes to school. “We want to be better people. Personally, I want to become a doctor. That is why it…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: 541 people living with HIV and AIDS in Yumbe traced and linked back into care

Despite the COVID-19 lockdown, there is need for patients to continue getting their medication in order to live a healthy life

When Uganda’s President, H.E. Yoweri Museveni, announced a nationwide lockdown in March 2020, he also banned mass gatherings. This was done to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. To Amati Odraru, prohibiting gatherings meant limiting her monthly visits to the HIV clinic at Yumbe Health Centre…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: Matuma Health Centre III sees an increase in deliveries during the COVID-19 lockdown in Uganda

Improved hygiene and cleanliness at the health centre is attributed to improvements in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure

As you enter Matuma Health Centre III in Yumbe District, northern Uganda, a handwashing facility with soap awaits you. You cannot enter the health centre without washing your hands first and wearing a mask. All people seeking services at this health centre – inpatients and outpatients – are wearing masks…