According to the statement, the initial 18 million dose allocation will go to nine countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Uganda which are to introduce the vaccine into their routine immunization programs for the first time.
The paper points out industry influence which includes lobbying against vital breastfeeding support measures as one of the ways they are using to jeopardize the health and rights of women and children.
Dr. George Opong, from the World Health Organization (WHO) Gulu Regional Office, explained that just like the avoidance of unprotected sex for one year due to the risks of transmission via sperm and body fluids, the virus can also be transmitted to the child through breast milk hence the need to avoid breastfeeding.
Dubbed “Tobacco: Poisoning our planet”, the WHO report notes that the industry’s carbon footprint from production, processing, and transporting tobacco is equivalent to one-fifth of the CO2 produced by the commercial airline industry each year further contributing to global warming.
At least 4036 cases of abortions have been recorded in the different health facilities Gulu District over the past 15 months. Gulu Regional Referral Hospital alone received 1317 cases in need of post-abortion care and registered 7 deaths.
“About four-fifth of the respondents had poor attitude toward COVID-19 and just over 70% of the Health Care Workers-HCWs had good practices toward COVID-19 especially those aged 40 years or more,” says the descriptive study undertaken through WhatsApp Messenger.
Unlike other countries, South Sudan took early measures eve before registering the first case. the government declared a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 06:00 am ad also ordered the closure of all bars, night clubs, and shops, other than those selling food, in addition to encouraging people to observe social distancing rules.
The call comes barely hours after the arrest of Rev Fr Deogratius Kiibi Kateregga from St. Joseph parish in Mpigi town for allegedly defying the guidelines. Fr Kiibi was arrested by Police Officers, working with District Internal Security Officer and UPDF soldiers, early today.
The Minister for Kampala Metropolitan Affairs, Betty Amongi, says only gazetted markets will be allowed to operate. She says weekly market commonly known as Mubuulo are usually overcrowded and bring together traders from different parts of the country, which poses a health risk.
Dr. Denis Barigye, a Christian at Uganda Martyrs Church blamed the church leadership for failure to implement the Corona Virus preventive measures suggested by the Ministry, which exposes their flock to danger.
The Kanungu District Health Educator, Kato Besisira, says the suspect revealed to health workers that he started feeling unwell on Wednesday two weeks after travelling Canadian tourists. He says the suspect decided to visit the health facility after his situation escalated and was experiencing chest pain, flue, fever, cough and colds.
In a statement issued this morning, the Senior Health Ministry Publicist, Emmanuel Ainebyoona, says no single COVID-19 case has been registered in the country. He also clarifies that the Health Ministry surveillance teams received an alert from Royal Complex on Friday of a lady suspected to have COVID-19 infection.
“We envisage a slowdown in the global economy to under two per cent for this year, and that will probably cost in the order of USD 1 trillion, compared with what people were forecasting back in September,” said Richard Kozul-Wright, the Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies at UNCTAD.
Dr. Richard Idro, the president Uganda Medical Association, says the number of younger people between 20 and 30 years of age with hypertension is multiplying yet most of them are not aware of the condition.
Arnold Waiswa Ayazika, the NEMA director, Environmental Monitoring and Compliance says beyond the suppressing of the locusts, NEMA is interested in monitoring the potential impact of chemicals on water sources, food crops and or any other non-target organisms.