The companies, which in the past have been criticized for not doing enough to tackle climate change or reduce greenhouse gas emissions, acknowledged that the current trend in greenhouse gas emissions is too high to meet the United Nation\'s target for limiting global warming by no more than 2 degrees.
There are currently around 1 million deaths annually due to malaria worldwide and the World Health Organization estimates that nearly 20 per cent of these deaths are associated with counterfeit antimalarial drugs.
Michel Sidibe the Executive Director UNAIDS says the fight against HIV/AIDS is on course and that the next five years should be used to break it for good or risk the epidemic rebounding out of control.
In many parts of Uganda, particularly Karamoja and parts of South Western Uganda, Pregnant women have arrived at the hospital with severe complications, but could not be attended to without proper lighting. In some cases, midwives have used candles, kerosene lanterns and cellphones to lighten Labour wards and clinics, a practice which is far from ideal when dealing with issues of life and death.
The innovation being promoted by the UN children's Fund (UNICEF) and medical Charity Doctors with Africa consists of three components which include two large foam plastic cushions joined by a narrow bridge and a stool. The woman sits on the bridge, which is easily compressed, allowing her to sink into a modified squatting position.
Uganda will receive US$46.5 million to improve the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) as part of a regional initiative to reduce the number of patients seeking treatment abroad. The Ugandan government will also invest $31 million in the project with the aim of actualizing the plan to turn Uganda Cancer Institute into a regional center of excellence in cancer treatment.
It is emerging that parents, caregivers and guardians test and initiate HIV positive teenagers on ARVs without disclosing the disease being treated. Flavia Kyomukama, Director of the Global Coalition on Women and HIV/AIDS in Uganda, says it is increasingly becoming common to find teenagers taking ARVs when they donâ€™t know the disease being treated.
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi) is to provide more funding to developing countries like Uganda to introduce new vaccines against severe diarrhoea and pneumonia, two leading causes of child deaths.
Dr. Jacinto Amandua, the Commissioner for Clinical Services says many patients suffering with cancer, tuberculosis or HIV endure unbearable pain yet it could be prevented by orally administered morphine.
A new report says fewer Uganda could be receiving healthy communications messages aimed at curbing the spread of HIV/AIDs among people engaging in risk multiple sexual partnerships. It urges the government and NGOS engaged in the campaign to realign their messages and ensure that all people reached if risky behavior is to be abandoned.