Medical interns to lay down tools over delayed payment
Medical interns are qualified doctors, pharmacists and nurses subjected to a one-year mandatory placement in hospitals to get permanent practicing licenses from their respective professional bodies.
NMS to begin distribution of vaccines to the last mile
While NMS delivers essential medicines to the lowest health facilities, vaccines were previously delivered to the district vaccine stores.
Kampala refugees suffer from mental illness – scientists
Evidence reveals that when you confide in others who have similar experiences, it helps aid recovery.
Climate Shifts Altering the Flavour of Your Favourite Beer
Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world by volume consumed, and yields of its main ingredient, barley, decline sharply during extreme drought and heat
African CSOs Bold Adaptation Demands Ahead of COP28
The African CSOs also call for the urgent need for decisive actions and commitment at COP28 to address the disproportionate vulnerability of the continent to climate change
The SMS platform helping GBV survivors in slums get justice
Launched in 2016, the project supports survivors of violence to access legal, medical and psychosocial support by reporting incidents of GBV by texting the word HELP to the shortcode 21094.
Health needs to be front and centre of national plans to fight climate change
Climate change is already harming human health and wellbeing. From illness caused by extreme climate events to the increased incidence and spread of vector-borne diseases; and the rise in cardiovascular and respiratory diseases caused by extreme heat and air pollution respectively – the impacts of climate on human health are inescapable.
Shipments to African countries herald final steps toward broader vaccination against malaria: Gavi, WHO and UNICEF
Malaria burden is the highest on the African continent, which accounted for approximately 95% of global malaria cases and 96% of related deaths in 2021
An upsurge of respiratory illnesses among children-Northern China
Since mid-October 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been monitoring data from Chinese surveillance systems that have been showing an increase in respiratory illness in children in northern China
‘Women more at risk of HIV in pregnancy, during breastfeeding’
Women are two to three times more at risk of getting infected with HIV, researchers involved in the Makerere University – John Hopkins University (MUJHU) Research Collaboration have revealed.
Italy enacts ban on lab-produced meat
Italy has become the first country in the world to ban the production, sale and import of cultivated meat — a term derived from the way it is produced by the cultivation of animal cells rather than through the slaughter of animals.