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10:55
10:55

WHO Convenes World’s First Summit on Traditional Medicine

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General said traditional medicine can play an important and catalytic role in achieving the goal of universal health coverage and meeting global health-related targets that were off-track even before the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
07:39
07:39

Tanzania Declares End of Marburg Virus Outbreak

The declaration of the end of the outbreak aligns with WHO recommendations, which state that an outbreak can be declared over 42 days after the last possible exposure to a confirmed case.
12:37
12:37

World May Not Hit Malnutrition Targets in 2030-Report

The findings which were released on Wednesday are based on 2022 data which shows that about one-quarter of countries cannot assess their progress in achieving targets for key malnutrition indicators.
13:15
13:15

Global Progress in Tackling Maternal and Newborn Deaths Stalls maternal mortality

The report shows that over 4.5 million women and babies die every year during pregnancy, childbirth or the first weeks after birth which is equivalent to 1 death happening every 7 seconds, mostly from preventable or treatable causes if proper care was available.
12:41
12:41

New Approach to Treating Postpartum Bleeding Could Revolutionize Maternal Health Globally

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), defined as the loss of more than 500 mL of blood within 24 hours after birth, is a leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide, affecting an estimated 14 million women each year and resulting in around 70,000 deaths, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, equivalent to one death every 6 minutes.
09:18
09:18

1 in 6 People Globally Affected by Infertility-WHO

The new estimates show little variation in infertility prevalence between regions, indicating that this is a major global health challenge across high-, middle-, and low-income countries.
08:43
08:43

Only 3% of the World’s Population is Protected by Mandatory Sodium Reduction Policies 1 Top story

Only nine countries namely Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Uruguay have a comprehensive package of recommended policies to reduce sodium intake.
15:51
15:51

German Man Free from HIV 10 Years after Stem-Cell Transplant

According to the latest report published in Nature Medicine and discussed by scientists attending the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) that ends on Thursday, the Düsseldorf patient was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in 2011, shortly after he was initiated on Anti-retroviral therapy (ART).
07:54
07:54

Uganda Get More Ebola Sudan Trial Vaccines Ministry Of Health 2 1 Top story

The consignment included two perks, both constituting 4160. One perk included 2160 doses of the rSSV-Merc-IAVI from the United Kingdom while the other included 2000 doses of the ChadOx1 produced by Oxford University in conjunction with Jenner Institute in collaboration with the Serum Institute of India.
06:45
06:45

TB Infections, Deaths Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Report

An estimated 10.6 million people fell ill with TB last year, an increase of 4.5 per cent over 2020, and 1.6 million people died from the disease, including 187,000 who were HIV-positive.
17:57
17:57

WHO Launches Campaign to Spur Action for Suicide Prevention in Africa

“Suicide is a major public health problem and every death by suicide is a tragedy. Unfortunately, suicide prevention is rarely a priority in national health programs,” said Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.
14:19
14:19

WHO and ILO Call for New Measures to Tackle Mental Health at Work Places

The new publications are coming in just months after the WHO’s World Mental Health Report published in June showed that of one billion people living with a mental disorder in 2019, 15% of working-age adults experienced a mental disorder.
15:31
15:31

Covid-19 Pandemic Delays Meningitis Vaccination Campaigns in Africa

While the World Health Organization-WHO set a target for countries to stop bacterial meningitis outbreaks by 2030, they report that the covid pandemic disrupted prevention and control services, with disease surveillance, laboratory confirmation of cases, and outbreak investigations all steeply declining.
17:26
17:26

WHO Develops Roadmap for Development of Vaccines for Common STIs STIs prevalence

Officials revealed that currently only vaccines for common STIs for the human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B virus exist and yet STIs remain stubbornly high even with increased awareness about prevention such as condom use.
16:45
16:45

UVRI Starts Testing for Monkeypox monkeypox outbreak 3

Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the UVRI Executive Director said they have so far conducted four tests at their laboratory in Entebbe, and the tests all the tests were negative.
13:22
13:22

Ugandan Women Will Not Pay to Access Vaginal Ring-IPM HIV prevention 1 3

The flexible vaginal ring which contains Dapivirine, an antiretroviral drug, is inserted in the vagina and left there for 28 days. During this time, the ring continuously releases antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection.
13:41
13:41

Countries Asked to Include Mental Health Support in Climate Change Mitigation Measures

In the policy brief, WHO urges countries to include mental health support in their response to the climate crisis, citing examples where a few pioneering countries have done this effectively.
15:07
15:07

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.
16:00
16:00

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.
07:20
07:20

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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