Uganda receives oxygen relief as Covid-19 continues to spread


As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to blight low to middle income countries across the world, the Ministry of Health in Uganda has been provided with international aid relief in the form of 1,000 oxygen cylinders worth $233k (£170k) from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and financial support granted by the Government of Denmark.

In addition to the 1,000 medical oxygen cylinders (J-type with a capacity of 6,800L), the aid package will contain 1,000 oxygen cylinder regulators and humidifier bottles. 

Two major waves of Covid-19 have hit Uganda since its first confirmed case in March 2020, with the second wave resulting in an increase in morbidity and mortality of 2.7%, compared to the first wave (0.9%). 

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