Why our cities need more green spaces
Environmentalists and community leaders have emphasized including green spaces when designing cities.
Ugandan fish smoking kiln cuts cancer risks
The women, who dominate the country’s fish processing industry, have for decades suffered the effects of smoking fish using locally made ovens, spending sleepless nights watching over their fish to stop them from getting burnt or stolen.
World leaders commit to redouble efforts towards universal health coverage by 2030
The UHC target measures the ability of countries to ensure that everyone receives the health care they need, when and where they need it, without facing financial hardship. It covers the full continuum of key services from health promotion to prevention, protection, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care.
New analysis confirms world seeing an upsurge of cholera
While data for cholera remain inadequate, cases reported to WHO in 2022 were more than double those in 2021. Forty-four countries reported cases, a 25% increase from the 35 countries that reported cases in 2021.
Nakasongola up in arms over toxic waste spillage
Mr Joseph Oluka, an engineering assistant at Victoria Sugar Ltd last Friday said the management was addressing all the concerns with the agency without divulging details.
World leaders commit to new targets to end TB
World leaders at the United Nations General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis have approved a Political Declaration with ambitious new targets for the next five years to advance the global efforts towards ending the TB epidemic.
Integrate rehabilitation in the health system for the attainment of universal health coverage
There are few employed rehabilitation professionals in both government and private sectors despite their presence in the country, poor funding for rehabilitation from both government and development partners/ donors, weak governance and leadership for rehabilitation at all levels, and generally a lack of will and commitment from politicians, health technocrat in both public, private and donor community.
Podcast: Antiretrovirals in chicken feed
In this first episode of the ‘Science Explained’ series by Africa Science Focus, we dive into a study by Makerere University that uncovered traces of the antiretroviral (ARV) drug Efavirenz, used for HIV/AIDS treatment, in chicken feed in Uganda.
WHO welcomes historic commitment by world leaders for greater collaboration, governance and investment to prevent, prepare for and respond to future pandemics
“The first-ever head of state summit on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response is a historic milestone in the urgent drive to make all people of the world safer, and better protected from the devastating impacts of pandemics,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.