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WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Reform Of The Legal Framework For Animal Health: An Opportunity to Respond to Anti-Microbial Resistance In The Animal Sector

ANTI-MICROBIAL RESISTANCE: THE RESPONSE OF THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

TACKLING AMR IN ANIMAL HEALTH: SEPTEMBER 2022

There is a need to increase awareness among the population on proper access, use, and disposal of antimicrobials for both humans and animals. 

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE : MINISTRY OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENT

AMR Bulletin Volume 1 of MINISTRY OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENT

Welcome to this publication, an important
platform to talk about Antimicrobial
resistance (AMR).
This public health threat is widespread,
but action towards it remains low. It is not surprising
hearing public concerns about drugs not being
effective- and this underlines the magnitude of the
the problem we are talking about. The ineffectiveness of
antimicrobials drive people to shift to other types,
farmers have reached the level of mixing pesticides
and acaricides, but this is not only unscientific but is
also dangerous to live (human and animal) and the
environment.
As we talk about AMR in Water and Environment
sector, I implore you to pause and ask yourself Why?
Who? and What next?

SORTING HEALTHCARE WASTE MANAGEMENT

POLICY BRIEF - AUGUST 2022

The National Environment (Waste Management) Regulations, 2020
define waste as any substance or object which is dumped, abandoned,
discarded or disposed of or intended or required by law to be disposed of.
The Regulations describe waste management as “the activities relating to
the collection, transportation, storage, treatment, and disposal of waste,
including the management of waste at the source and during decommissioning
of waste management facilities”.

REFORM OF THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR ANIMAL HEALTH : AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND TO ANTI-MICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN THE ANIMAL SECTOR

POLICY BRIEF, AUGUST 2022

On 1 August 2022, Cabinet approved the principles for
the amendment of the Animal Diseases Act Cap 38,
1964 as amended in 2000 and authorized the Minister of
Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) to draft
the Bill. The National One Health Platform (NOHP) urges
MAAIF and other actors to expedite the implementation of
this game-changing decision of Cabinet, and to ensure that
the approved principles for amendment of the current law
are used to strengthen the legal framework for the control
and prevention of animal diseases, while addressing the
immediate and long-term safety of human food of animal
origin, which is under threat from the growing problem of
antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Deadlier mosquito from Asia linked to new malaria outbreaks in Africa

TRIPS WAIVER EXPLAINER

COVID 19 VACCINE TRIPS WAIVER EXPLAINER 

On 17 June 2022, World Trade Organization (WTO) waived patent rights on Covid-19 vaccines, aiming to boost global supply with generic production to address vaccine inequity in developing countries that currently do not have the capacity to produce Covid-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 VACCINE INEQUITY FACT SHEET

Vaccine inequity in Uganda

Selective vaccination started on 11 March 2021 – three months after mass vaccinations started in Britain and the US.

 Due to insufficient supplies, priority was first given to people at higher risk, including health workers, teachers, security personnel, the elderly, and adults with co-morbidities.

While vaccination was later expanded to all adults, children and adolescents continue to be left out, despite some vaccines having proven safe for children as young as 5.

WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

The ones we’ve lost: Why more children are taking their lives

WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Health practitioners want increased contraceptives to use awareness in varsities<