WHO experts back second Covid booster for most at risk
The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) says following initial vaccination, typically consisting of two doses, and an already recommended first booster dose, specific groups of people should be offered an additional jab.
Govt asked to scale up funding for HIV support
Stakeholders in the fight against HIV/Aids have urged the government to increase funding for HIV/Aids support.
Doctors lobby for organ transplants in private hospitals
Doctors under their umbrella body of Uganda Medical Association (UMA) have proposed adjustments in the Organ Donation and Transplant Bill to allow private hospitals to carry out organ transplantations
Covid: UK first country to approve dual-strain vaccine
The UK has become the first country to approve a dual vaccine that tackles both the original Covid virus and the newer Omicron variant.
8 self-care tips for breastfeeding mothers
Self-care is vital for everyone, but it is especially important for breastfeeding mothers. If you do not take care of yourself, you won’t be able to take care of your baby.
Langya: New virus infects 35 people in eastern China
Scientists are tracking a new, animal-derived virus in eastern China that has infected at least several dozen people.
The novel Langya henipavirus (LayV) was found in 35 patients in the Shandong and Henan provinces. Many had symptoms such as fever, fatigue, and a cough.
Taking more than 10 beers a week shortens your lifespan
Scientists have linked consuming 17 or more units of alcohol a week with shortened telomeres, the regions of repetitive DNA sequence that cap chromosomes more like a plastic tip on a shoelace.
Ending AIDS in children
Uganda has joined 12 sub-Saharan African countries, three UN agencies, and several civil society movements to form a new alliance to work against HIV/AIDS in children and wipe it out by 2030. The formation of the alliance was announced at the International AIDS Conference in Montreal, Canada, which ran from July 27- Aug. 02
Africa’s dream of drug self-reliance given a reality check
Africa is largely dependent on the global community for vaccine delivery, absorbing 65 percent of all vaccines provided by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi) – the public-private global health partnership Vaccine Alliance whose goal is to increase access to immunization in poor countries.
WHO makes new recommendations for Ebola treatments, calls for improved access
The new guidance complements clinical care guidance that outlines the optimized supportive care Ebola patients should receive, from the relevant tests to administer, to managing pain, nutrition and co-infections, and other approaches that put the patient on the best path to recovery.