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Health Ministry intensifies UPDF training on COVID-19

The UPDF Officers who are undergoing the training on COVID-19 co-facilitated by the Ministry of Health and Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Photo credit: The Independent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health under its Case Management structure has started training of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDT) on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr George Upenytho the Commissioner Community Health Ministry of health (MOH) who opened the two day training on Monday, said the main purpose of the two-day training is to create a core competent critical mass among the uniformed personnel who can quickly respond to a disaster within a community.

The participants were drawn from Kaweweta Training School, Peace Support Operations Training Centre Singo, Jinja Cantonment, Senior Staff Command College Kimaka, Magamaga, General Military Headquarters Bombo, Air force and Special Forces Command.

The commissioner thanked the participants for accepting to be part of this training. The facilitators included Dr Okwere Solome from IDI (Infectious Disease Institute, Makerere University) and Dr Bulwadda Daniel.

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