Danish Government accords Uganda over 5 billion shillings towards COVID-19 resurgence response

UGANDA – The Government of Denmark through the Danish Embassy in Uganda has extended a grant worth 5 billion Uganda Shillings, to the Government of Uganda through the World Health Organization (WHO) towards the implementation of the COVID-19 Resurgence Response Plan developed by the Ministry of Health. The grant is in addition to roughly UGX 9.3 billion, which was granted in April 2020 for the Emergency Response to COVID-19 outbreak in Uganda. The one-year project will support coordination of the COVID-19 response through: strengthening national and district coordination of the…

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US Food and Drug Administration approves Novo Nordisk’s weight management drug Wegovy

DENMARK – Novo Nordisk, a Danish drug company that focuses on lifestyle related diseases, has finally received the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) approval of its weight management drug, Wegovy. The drug Wegovy (brand name for once-weekly semaglutide 2.4 mg injection in the US), was developed to be an adjunct to diet and exercise for chronic weight management in obese adults. Wegovy will be the first and only once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist   therapy approved for weight management for people living with obesity across the world. Approval was…

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Kenya has five weeks to use over 350,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses from Denmark

KENYA – The government of Kenya will need to expedite the deployment of 358,700 doses of the Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine donated by Denmark, which are to expire on July 31. The jabs arrived in Kenya on Monday night and were taken to the national vaccines store in Athi River for distribution. Head of vaccines deployment task force, Willis Akhwale, said despite the short expiry period, Kenya has one of the most efficient rollout plans. “So with these ones, and the capacity to even vaccinate 50,000 people per day, we believe…

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Kenya receives boost of over 300,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Denmark

KENYA – Denmark will donate 358,700 unused vaccine doses to Kenya, saying the batch of Astra Zeneca will be delivered as soon as possible. It is part of the 3 million doses that Denmark has earmarked for donation this year. “No one is safe until everyone is safe,” Denmark’s Foreign Aid Minister, Flemming Moeller Mortensen said in a statement, adding that Kenya is in a difficult situation as they have received far fewer vaccines than they should have had. The donation will be shipped via the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF.…

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