The Minister of Health, Ruth Acheng announced the date for the roll-out of the covid-19 vaccination which will be 10th March 2021. She explained that the vaccination exercise starts next week as the first batch of 864,000 doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine is set to arrive on Friday 6th March 2021.
As the country prepares for vaccination, there is an emphasis on the use of the Ministry of Health app known as the Ministry of Health Capacity Building app where users can download the most recent training materials required for health workers.
The Ministry of Health app has been developed mainly for health workers to ensure that they have the proper knowledge regarding the covid19 virus and vaccination that will take place soon.
About the Ministry of Health app
Ministry of Health App Uganda is a health worker learning/training platform supported by the Community Health Academy- Last Mile Health in collaboration with Makerere University College of Health Sciences and the Ministry of Health using the OppiaMobile app technology.
Some of the benefits of using this app include;
- • Access learning activities, videos and quizzes all offline on Android smartphones
- • Earn points and badges for completing activities and courses
- • Automatic notification when course updates are available
- • Text to speech function – so activities can be read out loud
- • Search course and activity content
- • Users can share courses via Bluetooth
The application that was released on 9th April 2020 has been updated to match the needs of health workers providing them with training materials to prepare them for the upcoming covid19 vaccination exercise. As much as the app is built mainly for health workers, it can be used by the rest of the population to educate themselves on facts about the novel coronavirus.
The Ministry of Health app is however only available on Android. Go to Google Play to download the application.
The covid19 vaccination exercise that is set to start next week will prioritize those who are at the frontline of the pandemic and are vulnerable to infection according to New Vision.