Experts call for dedicated budgets for family planning
One of the biggest gaps in financing family planning supplies is that government budget allocations have consistently remained below its $5 million annual spending commitments.
How nutrition can help beat postnatal depression
New Vision; By Ritah Mukasa
Postnatal or postpartum depression (PPD) involves physical, emotional, or behavioural changes that happen in some women after they give birth.
US envoy roots for vaccination
The US ambassador to Uganda, Natalie Brown, has urged all Ugandans to get vaccinated against the deadly coronavirus. Brown said getting vaccinated was critical for the re-opening of Uganda’s economy as recently announced by President Yoweri Museveni.
Global progress against measles threatened amidst COVID-19 pandemic
The largest increase in unvaccinated children in 20 years and critical gaps in disease surveillance increase the risk of measles outbreaks, putting lives at risk: WHO, CDC
Nutritional supplements helping under-malnourished babies in West Nile
New Vision; By Maureen Nakatudde
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3% of Uganda’s population is malnourished. However, Robert Oyaka, the Regional Nutritionist reports that West Nile has more than 3% of these.
EU drug agency recommends 2 anti-COVID-19 medicines
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the authorization of two medicines for the treatment of COVID-19.
Teachers to spearhead Covid-19 surveillance in schools
The enforcement of COVID-19 surveillance in primary and secondary schools has been left to teachers. This is according to the school re-opening plan by the Ministry of Education.
Joint Research Centre and World Health Organization join forces to use behavioural insights for public health
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded a Collaborative Research Arrangement that aims to mainstream behavioural insights into public health programmes and policies worldwide.