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WHO Urging Countries to Revamp Awareness on Dangers of Tobacco Consumption 2 1

Lukwata didn’t reveal specific data for the number of young smokers in Uganda but acknowledged that Shisha is popular among this age group with three in ten youth in Kampala reporting to have used it. In terms of percentages, tobacco use prevalence stands at 4.6% for females and 11% for males.
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Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Could Increase When Lockdown is Lifted-Scientists COVID-19 in Uganda 4 1

The scientists who are part of the national task force say that is it inevitable for the number of confirmed cases to rise when the lockdown is lifted because Ugandans who are currently in their homes now will have the opportunity to mix and hence spread the disease.
12:12
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Health Experts Advise WHO to Identify Animal Source of COVID-19 Virus COVID-19 Pandemic 2 1

Professor Didier Houssin, the chairman of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee said that COVID-19 is still a public threat and the cause of the disease needs to be traced by WHO to help in future.
17:32
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Over 10,000 Strains of COVID-19 Exist- WHO COVID-19 Pandemic 1 2

According to WHO, all the different strains are related and respond to the same time of treatments
10:51
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The World Never Listened to Advice on COVID-19 Before Cases Escalated - WHO Chief COVID-19 in Uganda 1 2

According to WHO, countries should ease lockdowns after they can carry out mass testing, and can comfortably treat all the confirmed cases. In addition to this, there need to be provisions to prevent the disease in highly populated public places such as schools and workplaces.
19:17
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NDA Adopts WHO Guidelines on Sanitizers after Adverse Effects Reports 3

According to NDA’s Principal Regulatory Official Brenda Kitimbo, WHO stipulates that sanitizers should have 80 percent of ethanol, diesel as well hydrogen peroxide, to be effective in ridding users of dangerous pathogens.
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Disruption of Immunisation Services Could Trigger Disease Resurgence -WHO

When immunization services are disrupted, even for brief periods during emergencies, the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks, such as measles and polio, increase, the organization notes citing an example of last year’s deadly measles outbreak in DR Congo which took more than 6000 lives in a country already facing its largest Ebola outbreak.
17:11
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UN Appeals for UGX 1Trillion to Support Ugandans During Lockdown 1

The biggest proportion of the fund, totalling 303 billion Shillings will go towards support to refugee communities, followed by 270 billion Shillings, to be spent on addressing food security and sustaining livelihoods of the urban poor. Up to 281 billion Shillings will be spent on social protection, 286 billion Shillings will be spent on Health and 55 billion Shillings on economic support.
11:55
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Complacency Can Increase COVID-19 Pandemic Cases - WHO 2 1

According to WHO, no country in the world has a good defense system against COVID-19. This coupled with complacency could increase the already increasing numbers of infected persons
17:30
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Uganda to Use Antibody, Antigen Test to Detect COVID-19 Virus COVID-19 Pandemic 1 5

According to doctors, the new tests will improve the country’s testing capacity and will give the ministry a better picture of how wide spread the disease was in the country. UVRI wants to use the antibody and antigen tests to detect COVID-19 viruses
14:04
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More than 117 Million Children at Risk of Missing Measles Vaccines 1

Measles immunization campaigns have been delayed in some 24 countries and it's predicted that more who have scheduled campaigns for later this year will be postponed.
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COVID-19; Doctors Caution Against Use of Cloth Masks COVID-19 Pandemic 2 1

A 2015 study carried out in Vietnam and New Zealand and published in a scientific journal- BMJ Open Access shows that the use of cloth masks does not protect health workers from infections. Results showed that the penetration of cloth masks by particles for influenza-like illnesses stood at 97 per cent compared to 47 per cent in medical masks.
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Global Charity Translates COVID-19 Information in Local Dialects LetsStopAIDS 1

Shamin Mohamed Jr., Founder and President of LetsStopAIDS says that 65 volunteers from 12 countries joined hands remotely to brainstorm on what works best for their communities through interpreting and translating content provided by key organizations in the fight against COVID -19. The outcome was updates provided in over 20 languages and local dialects including Luganda, Luo, Swahili, Zulu, Bemba, Arabic, Filipino, Portuguese, Nyanga, Setswana, and Persian language.
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11:44

DRC Registers New Ebola Case COVID-19 1 Top story

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Africa Regional Director describes the reports of a new case as sad. "I am sad to hear of a new Ebola case in Northeastern DRC. We are on ground and will continue to work side by side with the ministry of health," Dr. Moeti said.
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16:46

Africa Has Potential to Slow Spread of COVID 19-WHO COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa says that is important to empower different levels of government and health centres to be as it responds to the disease.
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Africa Will Not be Used as COVID-19 Testing Ground- WHO COVID-19 Pandemic 1 3 Top story

The scientists identified as Jean-Paul Mira, the head of the Intensive Care Unit at Cochin Hospital in Paris and Camille Locht, the research director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research –Inserm, were speaking during a debate on local French news channel-LCI.
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WHO Calls for Investment in Nurses 1 1

According to the report, if nothing is done to increase on the investment of training health workers, the world likely to have a shortage of 5.9 million nurses globally by 2030
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Scientists Form Coalition to Lead COVID-19 Research for Treatments in Low Income Countries

The COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition which will consist of physicians is targeting African and Asian countries with the poor health system.
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Lack of Protective Equipment Likely to Cause Infections Among Health Workers- Doctors COVID-19 3 1 Top story

According to the World Health Organisation, health workers treating any infections like COVID-19 are exposed to several hazards or risks like pathogen exposure, long working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout, stigma and physical and psychological violence.
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Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases are Low Risk - Epidemiologists COVID-19 in Uganda 1

According to health officials, the infection trends as of now means Uganda might not record any deaths associated with the disease. This they say is a good thing because the country can treat and handle the disease.
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