Ministry of Health has started vaccinating Members of Parliament and its staff against COVID-19 virus. Clerk to Parliament, Jane Kibirige on Wednesday informed MPs and Parliamentary staff that the vaccination exercise will take place today, 25th March and Friday, 26th March.
The Ministry of Health will dole out 3.8 million mosquito nets in the final phase of the distribution exercise which will be conducted in Busoga, Bunyoro and Mukono starting tomorrow.
The National Animal Genetic Resources Center and Databank (NAGRC&DB) is set to introduce a breed of dairy goats whose milk contains nutrients that can help boost the immunities of people living with HIV/AIDS.
By Joselyn B. Mwine
Uganda has launched its national vaccination program, two days after receiving 100,000 additional doses of the Covid-19 vaccine donated by the Indian government.
So far, Uganda has received 964,000 doses of the vaccine through donations.
Government has decided to withdraw the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Bill, 2019. The Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Aceng is this week expected to appear on the floor of Parliament to withdraw the Bill that has taken the Ministry about 20years to discuss and draft.
The cabinet approved that the country purchases 18 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines.
The health ministry will purchase the Astra Zeneca vaccine from the Serum Institute of India and the order has already been made.
Uganda is expecting to receive its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines by April or May, The Kampala Post has learned.
An official statement obtained by the website shows that the East African nation spent US$ 164 million to acquire doses for 9 million people.
After months of research and other lab activities, Ugandan scientists have today commenced clinical trials for a locally-produced regimen aimed at Covid-19.