50% of first wave COVID patients admitted suffered a complication.

50% of first wave COVID patients admitted suffered a complication.

The study,as per the Lancet medical journal, included more than 70,000 adults in the UK admitted to hospital with severe Covid-19 disease. Of these, half (36,367 of 73,197) developed one or more health complications during their stay. Kidney injury was the most common complication (24.3%), followed by lung complications (18.4%) and heart complications (12.3%). According […]

Uganda Expects Two Million Doses of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Next Month

Uganda Expects Two Million Doses of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Next Month

The deputy director of the Government Citizen Interaction Centre (GCIC), Duncan Abigaba, has confirmed that Uganda has procured two million doses from Johnson & Johnson to help vaccinate citizens against COVID-19. Abigaba unveiled this information on 05th July 2021, Johnson & Johnson doses are expected in the country next month (August) he added. “This month […]

COVID-19 Vaccination to Resume Next Week

COVID-19 Vaccination to Resume Next Week

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that the Covid-19 vaccination will resume next week 28th June 2021 countrywide.  People who are due for the second dose and health workers will be prioritised.  Uganda received the second bunch of 964,000 doses last week through global sharing initiative–Covax and the Indian government, got finished. Dr Alfred Driwale, […]

Joint African Union Commission and UNICEF Statement to Member States on Response of the Education Sector to COVID-19 to Ensure Continuity of Learning

Joint African Union Commission and UNICEF Statement to Member States on Response of the Education Sector to COVID-19 to Ensure Continuity of Learning

Since 11 March 2020 when WHO declared a global COVID-19 pandemic, African Union (AU) Member States have taken steps to suppress and control the spread of the Coronavirus in Africa, including closing of schools. While school closures are important in mitigating the spread of COVI D-19, prolonged closures negatively impact all students and disproportionately affect […]

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