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Uganda’s Air Quality Index Unknown -MOH Ministry of Health 2 3

To guide countries on how to are faring, the global health body has developed an Air Quality Index. This is a yardstick used to determine how a country rates in terms of pollution whereby the higher the index value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern.
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Obesity Rising in Africa -latest WHO Analysis healthy diets

The WHO analysis finds that the prevalence of obesity among adults in the 10 high-burden countries will range from 13.6% to 31%, while in children and adolescents it will range from 5% to 16.5%. Africa also faces a growing problem of overweight in children. In 2019, the continent was home to 24% of the world’s overweight children aged under 5.
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mRNA Booster Vaccines Offer Best Protection against Omicron- Experts Africa CDC 2

This was revealed by scientists attending a meeting organized by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to exchange the latest clinical and scientific data with a team from Moderna, one of the COVID-19 vaccines that are currently approved under emergency use criteria.
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COVID-19 Waste Strains Healthcare Waste Management Systems medical waste

The WHO Global analysis of health care waste in the context of COVID-19: status, impacts and recommendations bases its estimates on the approximately 87,000 tonnes of personal protective equipment (PPE) that was procured between March 2020- November 2021 and shipped to support countries’ urgent COVID-19 response needs through a joint UN emergency initiative. Most of this equipment is expected to have ended up as waste.
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MOH Extends Mass Polio Vaccination Due to Inadequate Vaccine Carriers Ministry of Health 1 Top story

According to a Ministry of health survey carried out prior to the start of the campaign, only 24,000 cold chain carriers were available in the country. This means that about 56,000 out of the 80,000 teams deployed to conduct the polio vaccination exercise nationwide didn’t get the carriers, which are used to safely carry the vaccines.
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Another Covid-19 Vaccine from India Gets Emergency Use Listing

In terms of specifications, the ninth vaccine to receive an emergency use listing is ​protein based and is produced by creating an engineered virus containing a gene for a modified SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The drug is taken in two doses and is stable at 2 to 8 °C refrigerated temperatures which makes it easy to use in many parts of Africa where refrigeration services remain a challenge.
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AIDS Society Launches New Scientific Research Strategy to cure HIV HIV cure research

The IAS says the strategy, which comes just after it was announced that another person, an Argentinean woman who tested positive for HIV in 2013 had been cured through natural immunity, might finally deliver a cure whose search has been on for more than 30 years.
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20:57

UNICEF, WHO Set New COVID-19 Vaccine Donation Rules

the statement says majority of donations to-date do not include the necessary vaccination supplies such as syringes and diluent, nor do they cover freight costs - meaning these have to be sourced separately which leads to additional costs, complexity and delay. With the new guidelines, countries will only donate if they are able to accompany doses with all essential ancillaries to ensure rapid allocation and absorption.
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AstraZeneca Most Effective at Preventing COVID-19 Symptoms Months After Jab Covid vaccines 1 5 Top story

Prof. Walter Jaoko, a Medical Microbiologist at the University of Nairobi told journalists attending a virtual East Africa Regional Science Café that scientists established this in an analysis to determine efficacy estimates of various COVID-19. He says that the study also showed that all vaccines provide protection against severe illness and hospitalization.
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Six in Seven COVID-19 Infections Are Undetected in Africa-WHO 3 1

WHO found out that as of 10 October 2021 the cumulative number of COVID-19 infections is estimated to be 59 million in Africa, which is seven times more than the over 8 million cases reported.
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MOH Blames Low Vaccination Figures on Access Ministry of Health 1 3

Aceng said they are now seeing more women and children getting newly infected especially in areas of Teso and added that they have received feedback from the elderly complaining of long distances to vaccination sites.
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WHO Rallies African Health Ministers to Support Treaty to Tackle Covid-19

During the annual gathering, the Health Ministers set the health agenda for the next 12 months. The three day meeting was held virtually for The second time.
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Serum Institute Confirms the Fake Vaccine Batches Supplied in Uganda, India

"Genuine COVISHIELD vaccine is indicated for active immunisation of individuals 18 years or older for the prevention of coronavirus disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The use of genuine COVID-19 vaccines should be in accordance with official guidance from national regulatory authorities," WHO noted in a statement.
11:51
11:51

COVID-19 Disrupting Routine Immunization in Children- WHO Vaccination 1

23 million children missed out on basic vaccines through routine immunization services in 2020 accounting for 3.7 million more than in 2019, according to data published Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.
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11:53

WHO Guides Countries on Improving Food Safety

In a statement, the organization notes that every year, 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses are reported.
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Health Ministry Names Districts Performing Poorly in COVID-19 Immunization Ministry of Health 2 1

Aceng also listed the fifteen best performing districts with Rukungiri topping the list followed by Kanungu and Hoima. Rukiga, Tororo, Bushenyi, Masaka, Mukono, Pakwach and Jinja as the top ten districts. Kampala came in 14th place performing worse than hard to reach districts of Kalangala, Bukedea and Namisindwa.
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WHO Calls for Action to Improve Health For All

WHO warns in their World Health day statement marked on every April 7 that the real health status of some countries is unknown as the actual picture is always masked in national averages.
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Countries Struggling to Reach High-Risk Populations in COVID-19 Vaccinations Ministry of Health

44 African countries have received vaccines through the COVAX Facility or through donations and bilateral agreements, and 32 of them have begun vaccinations. The COVAX Facility has supplied nearly 16 million doses to 28 countries since launching deliveries to the continent in February. But the continent has so far administered 7.7 million vaccine doses mainly to high-risk population groups.
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New Study Finds AstraZeneca Vaccine Effective amidst Global Skepticism Oxford University

According to a press statement released by Oxford University on Monday, the vaccine worked well across all age groups in the study. A fifth of the volunteers were over 65 years of age and the vaccine, given in two doses in a space of four weeks provided as much protection to them as to their younger counterparts.
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Persons with Allergies Advised Not to Take COVID-19 Jab AstraZeneca Vaccine 4 1

Dr Phionah Atuhebwe, the Vaccines Introduction Medical Officer at the World Health Organization-WHO Regional Office for Africa says persons with allergies to protein are especially at a high risk of developing adverse effects. She explains that the protein contents in Astrazeneca vaccines may pose risks of one developing anaphylactic shock, a potentially life-threatening reaction, once administered on them.
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