Health Minister in charge of General Duties, Anifa Kawooya told Uganda Radio Network (URN) in an interview that they have realized that people visiting hospitals also have other underlying problems which many times affect their compliance to treatment.
The Tracking Universal Health Coverage in the WHO African Region 2022 report released on Thursday shows healthy life expectancy or the number of years an individual is in a good state of health increased to 56 years in 2019, compared with 46 in 2000.
The guidelines released ahead of the annual International AIDS Conference, WHO says will support countries as they plan for CAB-LA introduction as part of a comprehensive approach to HIV prevention and will facilitate urgently needed operational research.
As one of the leading causes of death globally for children and young people aged 1–24, and the third leading cause of injury-related deaths overall, drowning tragically claims more than 236,000 lives each year.
The WHO Africa Regional Director Dr. Matshidiso Moeti says the malaria vaccine just introduced recently in 2019 has been well accepted in a short time that demand for it remained high even in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Evidence showed that a significant number of the 169 million migrant workers globally are engaged in more dirty, dangerous, and demanding jobs and are at greater risk of occupational accidents, injuries, and work-related health problems than their non-migrant counterparts, conditions exacerbated by their often limited or restricted access to and use of health services.
Kitgum Woman MP Lillian Aber told MPs that the Mental Health Department in Kitgum Hospital is understaffed and unable to carry out outreaches to assist the victims. She added that despite the research that has been carried out, there is still no clear medical explanation of the causes of the disease.
In their first-ever report on the pipeline of the vaccines currently in development to prevent infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacterial pathogen released on Tuesday, the organization identifies 61 vaccine candidates in various stages of development which are vital in addressing diseases listed on the bacterial propriety pathogens list put in place by the organization.
The decision was made as new cases were averaging 120 per day creating fear that the country could see a new surge in infections following a deep that started in January. Following the confirmation of 66 new cases from tests done on June 23, Uganda now has cumulative 167,367 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell said nearly 240 million children have disabilities and denying them the right to the products they need to thrive doesn’t only harm individual children, it deprives families and their communities of everything they could contribute if their needs were met.
Fatuma Gohar, a Newborn Health Specialist at UNICEF told a meeting of health workers on Thursday that the method which involves infants being carried, usually by the mother, with skin-to-skin contact has been mistaken to be for the rural, low-end public facilities, yet it has immense benefits for all irrespective of social class.
GAVI’s CEO Seth Berkley told journalists in a news conference that they have so far delivered up to 1.4billion doses of vaccines to countries in need, have up to 500million doses allocated and enough in stock for even those that want a specific choice of vaccine.
With Omicron remaining the most dominant variant circulating, four countries in the Region reported an increase of over 20% in cases, with some of the greatest proportional increases observed in Burundi, South Africa and Eswatini.
Widespread use of the Mosquirix vaccine produced by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline was recommended after the drug was seen to arouse a child's immune system to thwart malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium falciparum in clinical trials.
To date, 170 of the 194 WHO Member States have reported the use of traditional medicine, and their governments have asked for WHO’s support in creating a body of reliable evidence and data on traditional medicine practices and products.
The report which combines five studies was published on Wednesday in the BMJ Global Health journal and it points to emerging evidence that women across the world face unacceptable mistreatment during childbirth including violations of their rights including rights to privacy, informed consent, and the right have a trusted companion of choice throughout childbirth.
Waiswa told journalists attending the launch of the project that they will study the effectiveness of digital innovations over the next three years where they will partner with mobile money operators to establish among others the preferred mobile money providers for health workers and what costs are incurred in the process of digital transfers.
In it’s latest statement, the organisation says patients that qualify for the drug include those that are not vaccinated, older people, people with immunodeficiencies and people living with chronic diseases.
Speaking at the meeting on Tuesday, Dr. Loice Achieng- Ombajo a lecturer at the School of Medicine of Nairobi University said currently 50% of inpatients in hospitals in low and middle income countries are being treated unnecessarily with antibiotics that have been categorized as watch medicines, supposed to be used when first category medicines fail.