Moderate disruptions in the delivery of malaria services contributed to 14 million malaria cases and 69,000 deaths, yet 47,000 of the additional malaria deaths, were due to disruptions in the provision of malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment during the pandemic.
According to Dr. Dunstan Kalanzi, the lead researcher, PLHIV had more dental caries when compared to findings from another study that looked at the general population. He attributes this to the medications they are taking, or even HIV itself because of decreased salivary flow or a dry mouth, which leads to the development of caries.
She said participants will be divided into three groups. The first one will get one jab, the other two jabs, and the last one three jabs to see if they get protected against developing the symptomatic disease, critical illness requiring hospitalization, and if they are protected against emerging variants such as the latest omicron variant.
James Ajuma, a resident of Katabi-Namate village, says that Entebbe Hospital is located in the centre of the municipality, which makes it accessible for residents who can walk or can’t hire cars or motorcycles to go to health center IIIs in Katabi-Busambaga and Kigungu village.
Dr. John Baptist Waniaye, the Commissioner of Emergency Medical Services –EMS in the Ministry of Health told URN in an interview that funding shall come from the government, Global Fund, World Bank, KOFIH, ENABEL, Malteser International, CHAI, CDC and Seed Global Health, among others.