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11:18
11:18

Source of Infection of Uganda’s Newly Confirmed Ebola Case still Unclear Ebola outbreak 3 1

The Health Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine told journalists at a press conference at the ministry Tuesday morning, that they have dispatched a rapid response team to Madudu and Kiruma villages in Mubende to do a verbal post-mortem on the six reported victims who died between September 11th and 15th, 2022.
21:08
21:08

UN, Government Want Uniform Standards for Food and Agricultural Products in Africa food safety 3

Speaking at the meeting which will be on until the 13th of September, Dr. Bayo Fatunmbi, the Acting World Health Organisation Representative to Uganda said they recently did an assessment of the food safety situation in the country and generated evidence that they will use to evaluate the gaps that can be filled in the country to be able to match with globally acceptable standards.
12:45
12:45

Half of Health Facilities Globally Lack Basic Hygiene Services – UN

The report notes that contaminated hands and environments play a significant role in pathogen transmission in health care facilities and the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
18:52
18:52

19 Percent of Children Battling TB Are Malnourished-WHO TB in children

According to WHO, 19 percent of the children battling Tuberculosis in Africa are at the same time malnourished. But, these may only represent a fraction of what is actually happening on the continent as many children remain undiagnosed.
15:42
15:42

WHO Reports Resurgence of Ebola in DRC Ebola outbreak

According to WHO, a 46-year-old woman died on 15 August 2022 in Beni, a town located in North Kivu. She received care at the Beni Referral Hospital, initially for other ailments, but subsequently exhibited symptoms consistent with Ebola virus disease.
16:09
16:09

MOH to Offer GBV Services at Government Maternal Health, HIV Care Points MINISTRY OF HEALTH 3

Health Minister in charge of General Duties, Anifa Kawooya told Uganda Radio Network (URN) in an interview that they have realized that people visiting hospitals also have other underlying problems which many times affect their compliance to treatment.
08:36
08:36

Healthy Life Expectancy in Africa Grows by Nearly 10 Years

The Tracking Universal Health Coverage in the WHO African Region 2022 report released on Thursday shows healthy life expectancy or the number of years an individual is in a good state of health increased to 56 years in 2019, compared with 46 in 2000.
23:05
23:05

WHO Recommends Injection for HIV Prevention

The guidelines released ahead of the annual International AIDS Conference, WHO says will support countries as they plan for CAB-LA introduction as part of a comprehensive approach to HIV prevention and will facilitate urgently needed operational research.
13:03
13:03

WHO asks Global Community to “Do One Thing” to Prevent Drowning

As one of the leading causes of death globally for children and young people aged 1–24, and the third leading cause of injury-related deaths overall, drowning tragically claims more than 236,000 lives each year.
14:55
14:55

GAVI Gives Africa USD160M to Roll Out Malaria Vaccines

The WHO Africa Regional Director Dr. Matshidiso Moeti says the malaria vaccine just introduced recently in 2019 has been well accepted in a short time that demand for it remained high even in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
11:20
11:20

Refugees and Migrants Register Poorer Health Outcomes -WHO Report

Evidence showed that a significant number of the 169 million migrant workers globally are engaged in more dirty, dangerous, and demanding jobs and are at greater risk of occupational accidents, injuries, and work-related health problems than their non-migrant counterparts, conditions exacerbated by their often limited or restricted access to and use of health services.
07:49
07:49

Speaker Directs Audit on Nodding Syndrome Funds 5 1

Kitgum Woman MP Lillian Aber told MPs that the Mental Health Department in Kitgum Hospital is understaffed and unable to carry out outreaches to assist the victims. She added that despite the research that has been carried out, there is still no clear medical explanation of the causes of the disease.
16:45
16:45

WHO Calls for Speedy Trials for New Vaccines

In their first-ever report on the pipeline of the vaccines currently in development to prevent infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacterial pathogen released on Tuesday, the organization identifies 61 vaccine candidates in various stages of development which are vital in addressing diseases listed on the bacterial propriety pathogens list put in place by the organization.
15:22
15:22

Hospitals Asked to Reserve 10 Beds for Critical Patients as COVID-19 Cases Rise Ministry of Health 3

The decision was made as new cases were averaging 120 per day creating fear that the country could see a new surge in infections following a deep that started in January. Following the confirmation of 66 new cases from tests done on June 23, Uganda now has cumulative 167,367 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
07:11
07:11

No Mass Vaccination Required for Monkeypox- WHO monkeypox outbreak

In their guidelines issued on Tuesday, WHO recommends smallpox vaccines as a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for health workers most at risk.
13:49
13:49

A Billion People Denied Access to Assistive Technology -Report

UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell said nearly 240 million children have disabilities and denying them the right to the products they need to thrive doesn’t only harm individual children, it deprives families and their communities of everything they could contribute if their needs were met.
08:45
08:45

Uganda’s Private Health Facilities Shunning Kangaroo Mother Care premature babies 3

Fatuma Gohar, a Newborn Health Specialist at UNICEF told a meeting of health workers on Thursday that the method which involves infants being carried, usually by the mother, with skin-to-skin contact has been mistaken to be for the rural, low-end public facilities, yet it has immense benefits for all irrespective of social class.
14:52
14:52

Supply for COVID-19 Vaccines Outstrips Demand Ministry of Health 3

GAVI’s CEO Seth Berkley told journalists in a news conference that they have so far delivered up to 1.4billion doses of vaccines to countries in need, have up to 500million doses allocated and enough in stock for even those that want a specific choice of vaccine.
12:03
12:03

Africa’s Registers 32% Increase in New COVID-19 Cases amid Global Decrease 1

With Omicron remaining the most dominant variant circulating, four countries in the Region reported an increase of over 20% in cases, with some of the greatest proportional increases observed in Burundi, South Africa and Eswatini.
07:15
07:15

20m Doses of World's First Malaria Vaccine to be Available to Countries by Next Year new malaria vaccine 1

Widespread use of the Mosquirix vaccine produced by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline was recommended after the drug was seen to arouse a child's immune system to thwart malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium falciparum in clinical trials.
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