WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Court exonerates health workers

Court, however, in a strange twist of events and in total disregard of this report exonerated the health workers and ordered the relatives of the deceased to pay the costs of the case to the health workers.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/insight/court-exonerates-health-workers--3904656

The German Govt supports the development of a nasal COVID-19 vaccine

The German government will fund the development of a nasal vaccine against COVID-19 similar to flu vaccines already available for children

https://www.independent.co.ug/german-govt-supports-development-of-nasal-covid-19-vaccine/

A potential cure for AIDS

A new study from Tel Aviv University proposes a novel AIDS treatment that could be turned into a vaccine or a one-time treatment for HIV patients. The research explored modifying type B white blood cells in the patient’s body to release anti-HIV antibodies in response to the virus.

https://www.independent.co.ug/a-potential-cure-for-aids/

Sudan reports its first monkeypox case

The health ministry announced "registering the first confirmed case of monkeypox in a 16-year-old student in West Darfur state in Sudan".

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/science-health/sudan-reports-its-first-monkeypox-case-3899920

Covid-19: North Korea claims to have recovered from the outbreak

 North Korea says everyone who fell sick since the country confirmed its first Covid-19 infections has recovered.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-62435809

Monkeypox: US declares outbreak a public health emergency

The US government has declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency following a spike in cases.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62424157

More school time is key to reducing the HIV infection rate among girls

Uganda is among the 10 countries that are committed to keeping adolescent girls in school, which will dramatically reduce their vulnerability to HIV as part of the Education Plus initiative launched in Zambia.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/healthy-living/more-school-time-key-to-reducing-hiv-infection-rate-among-girls-3898610

A new global alliance launched to end AIDS in children by 2030

Globally, only half (52%) of children living with HIV are on life-saving treatment. UNAIDS, UNICEF, and WHO have brought together a new alliance to fix one of the most glaring disparities in the AIDS response.

 https://www.who.int/news/item/02-08-2022-new-global-alliance-launched-to-end-aids-in-children-by-2030

S.4 student dies in botched abortion in Bukwo

17-year-old died at Bukwo General hospital where her parents had rushed her after she allegedly took drugs and started vomiting while also losing a lot of blood.

https://observer.ug/news/headlines/74653-s-4-student-dies-in-botched-abortion-in-bukwo