Africa’s queen of TikTok: How social media saved me from depression
I started on TikTok in 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown because after graduating (from university) and considering the fact that finding a job had become impossible, I had actually been creating content on YouTube and Facebook for years but nobody bothered to watch,” she says.
How to fill the health funding gap
African governments must raise their health budgets if the continent is to tackle its ever-rising disease burden, says the African Health Budget Network (AHBN), a pan-African civil society consortium on health budget financing.
PEP and PrEP: Powerful HIV prevention tools
The high rate of new infections in the country has driven actors in the health sector to seek an increase in access to virus prevention tools. The prophylaxes prevent before and after exposure to HIV.
Africa’s readies for new malaria vaccines
With the rollout of two new malaria vaccines on the horizon in Africa, the outlook for fighting the disease looks optimistic. But is it enough?
New funding to ensure 370 million children receive polio vaccinations and to boost health innovation in low-income countries
The expected €1.1 billion financing package aims to provide new funding to eradicate a human disease for only the second time in history and help solve the health and development challenges faced by the world’s most vulnerable people, who otherwise do not get fair access to healthcare services and innovations.
Uganda to make HIV and malaria test kits
Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the director general of health services, advised companies that have been importing the test kits, to start buying the locally manufactured kits because the Uganda Virus Research Institute and the National Drug Authority have conducted studies on their efficacy and acceptability, which have yielded positive results.
Killer prostate cancer crisis
Statistics from the International Agency for Research on Cancer indicate that prostate cancer in Uganda killed 1,329 in 2020.
WHO issues global plan to tackle leading cause of death in childbirth
Despite being preventable and treatable, postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) results in around 70000 deaths every year. For those who survive, it can cause disabilities and psychological trauma that last for years.
The world still in the shadow of COVID-19 mental health legacy
The first global study of perceptions and experiences of risk to people’s safety showed that mental health suffered as a result of the pandemic.