During his first term, Dr. Tedros guided WHO’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still ongoing. He also led responses to the Ebola and Measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which lasted for more than one year.
Parliament enacted the HIV Prevention and Control Act in 2014, and the law was operationalized in 2018 enabling the Government to levy 2 per cent of total annual tax levies on alcohol and soft drinks to generate 9.149 billion Shillings to be channeled to the Trust Fund.
According to Muhanga, while the country has been able to increase the number of mothers delivering from health facilities, a lot needs to be done to ensure that Uganda meets the world's recommended standard regarding maternal deaths.
At Nkokonjeru Health Center II, the In-charge, Tatilista Nambalirwa, says 682 out of the 1031 patients they recieved in the last quarter tested positive for malaria. She explains that 85 percent of the malaria case were children below five years while 15 out of the 65 women who turned up for antenatal tested positive for malaria.
Currently, abandoned landfills are a common sight along Duka road, Ojio road, Adumi road, and Lemerijoa road among others in Central Division. Also, areas around Arua Main market and Ediofe junction road have continued to harbor huge filthy heaps of poorly disposed of garbage.
While the researchers don't discourage the use of bottled water, they advise consumers to be picky on the type of bottled water they go for bearing in mind the likely consequences to oral health. Concern over the effect of bottled water on oral health is emerging globally as consumers shift from sweetened soft drinks to bottled drinking water.