COVID-19 Still int’l health emergency: WHO
COVID-19 remains a dangerous infectious disease with the capacity to cause substantial damage to health systems, the committee said in a statement, while acknowledging that the COVID-19 pandemic may be approaching an inflection point.https://www.independent.co.ug/covid-19-still-intl-health-emergency-who-2/
Sh1.5Bn COVID-19 research equipment lies idle in a warehouse in Ntinda
The equipment identified as the Dr. Oligo DNA Synthesizer Machine was procured for a scientist from M/S Micro Haem Scientific and Medical Supplies Limited. The Ministry signed a contract worth 5.14 billion Shillings on 16th June 2020.
Scientists find single-dose HPV vaccine efficacious at 98pc after Kenyan trials
Researchers from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) say that a single dose of HPV vaccine is highly efficacious at 98 percent over three years.
What is the Marburg virus and how dangerous is it?
Hundreds of people have died from the virus in recent years, almost all in Africa.
Fact check: Climate change effects result in deaths
Climate change has in recent years been declared a major challenge and as a global emergency amid increasing cases of climate disasters that have led to the death and displacement of thousands of people.
The nightmares that paralyse you in your sleep
Sleep paralysis has inspired paintings and horror stories. Now scientists are starting to understand why people wake from dreams unable to move – and why at times they can continue hallucinating.
Governments hold second round of detailed discussions on proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005)
The IHR were originally adopted to set out agreed approaches and obligations for countries to prepare for, and respond to, disease outbreaks and other acute public health events with risk of international spread.
90pc of emergency facilities in Kenya lack piped oxygen
A report by Access to Medicine Foundation says over 30 per cent of emergency care centres in the country have no regular supply of oxygen.
mRNA Technology Transfer Programme moves to the next phase of its development
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored that gross inequity exists in access to health products, especially vaccines.
NDA partners with Mbarara hospital to improve reporting of adverse drug reaction
The National Drug Authority-NDA has partnered with Mbarara Regional referral hospital to report Adverse Drug Reactions.
WHO releases the largest global collection of health inequality data
The data from the repository show that, in just a decade, the rich-poor gap in health service coverage among women, newborns and children in low- and middle-income countries has nearly halved.
Uganda to start screening for Marburg at Tanzania border
Five of the eight cases, including a health worker, have died and the remaining three are receiving treatment. A total of 161 contacts have been identified and monitored.