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18:23
18:23

WHO Reports 54% Surge in COVID-19 Cases in Africa 1

The two southern Africa countries account for 62% of cases reported globally, said Dr. Abdou Salam Gueye, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response at WHO Africa Regional Office at the weekly press conference. He said Omicron has a high number of mutations in its spike protein at 32, and preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection, when compared with other variants of concern.
07:45
07:45

Covid-19: One in Four Health Workers in Africa are Vaccinated

Analysis of data reported from 25 countries finds that since March 2021, 1.3 million health workers were fully vaccinated, with just six countries reaching more than 90%, while nine countries have fully vaccinated less than 40%.
10:40
10:40

WHO Warns of Measles Outbreaks As Countries Fail to Reach Elimination Stage

WHO reports in its latest statement that fifteen countries are yet to introduce measles second dose in their national immunization schedules, which they say leaves children and adolescents in those countries to measles outbreaks.
14:11
14:11

Why Uganda Can’t Meet WHO's New Air Quality Measures Makerere University 5

Atuyambe says in a study whose results are expected in November, they will be able to offer some pointers on how pollution is affecting lung health in the country. For now, people are advised to avoid jogging or taking walks during peak hours when there’s highest traffic because the particulate matter is extremely high at those times, and to adopt clean cooking practices.
19:36
19:36

WHO Report Highlights Global Shortfall in Investment in Mental Health

None of the targets for effective leadership and governance for mental health, provision of mental health services in community-based settings, mental health promotion and prevention, and strengthening of information systems, we're close to being achieved.
19:14
19:14

Malaria Vaccine Could be Available for Ugandans in 2-Years- MOH new malaria vaccine 4 1

Dr Jimmy Opigo, the Programme Manager of Malaria Control in the Ministry says they plan to integrate the vaccine into the routine childhood vaccination schedule for children but are still discussing whether they should start with highly endemic areas as a pilot or roll out generally.
20:56
20:56

WHO Approves World's First Malaria Vaccine 1 Top story

Now, WHO is recommending widespread use of the Mosquirix, a new vaccine by GlaxoSmithKline which rouses a child’s immune system to thwart Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest of five malaria pathogens and the most prevalent in Africa. The vaccine is not just a first for malaria — it is the first developed for any parasitic disease.
06:09
06:09

Only 15 African Countries hit September Target of Vaccinating 10% of Their Population 1 2

While the World Health Organisation announced that up to 90 per cent of the high income countries have hit their targets, here only Seychelles and Mauritius in Africa that have covered more than 60 per cent of their people. Morocco has covered 48 per cent whereas Tunisia, Comoros and Cape Verde over 20 per cent .
18:15
18:15

New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines as Pollution Worsens air pollution

Since WHO’s last 2005 global update, there has been a marked increase of evidence that shows how air pollution affects different aspects of health. For that reason, and after a systematic review of the accumulated evidence, WHO has adjusted almost all the AQGs levels downwards, warning that exceeding the new air quality guideline levels is associated with significant risks to health. At the same time, however, adhering to them could save millions of lives.
07:29
07:29

Africa Records Sharpest Decline in Weekly COVID-19 Cases

Africa recorded more than 165, 000 cases in the week ending on September 5 which is 23 per cent lower than the week before, yet still higher than the weekly cases recorded at the peak of the first wave.
11:06
11:06

COVID-19 Affected HIV, Malaria Programmes- Global Fund TB

The report shows that while some progress was made, key programmatic results have declined for the first time in the history of the Global Fund.
19:38
19:38

COVAX to Supply 1.4 Billion Covid-19 Vaccines

Approximately 1.2 billion will be available for the lower-income economies participating in the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC).
12:33
12:33

DR Congo Declares Meningitis Outbreak

Confirmatory tests carried out by the Institute Pasteur in Paris detected Neisseria meningitidis – one of the most frequent types of bacterial meningitis with the potential to cause large epidemics.
15:08
15:08

WHO Identifies New COVID-19 Strain

While the popular Delta variant that originated from India remains dominant and has ravaged many places across the globe, Mu has so far been identified in 39 countries but the UN organization says it has a group of mutations, something that suggests it can evade vaccine immunity.
14:01
14:01

Influx of Truckers at Elegu Border Threatens COVID-19 Fight in Amuru Nimule-Juba Highway 2 3 Top story

Robert Onekalit, the in charge of Elegu port health revealed that as the truckers’ protest enters the 10th day, residents are at risk of infections because the drivers are freely mingling with the border community.
18:37
18:37

Africa Health Ministers Commit to End Polio Amidst Resurgence

Almost 100 million African children have been vaccinated against polio since July 2020, after activities were paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although, in Uganda up to 2million children are estimated to have missed polio vaccination.
13:05
13:05

More Than 700m People Living with Untreated Hypertension Globally

Hypertension significantly increases the risk of heart, brain and kidney diseases, and is one of the top causes of death and disease throughout the world. It can be easily detected through measuring blood pressure, at home or in a health centre, and can often be treated effectively with medications that are low cost.
11:19
11:19

WHO Asks Countries to Assess COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

According to WHO, Assessment this will help to spot areas for improvement to foster quicker administration of jabs.
18:01
18:01

WHO Releases New Manual to Guide Health Workers to Safely Administer Donated NTDs Medication

The manual, “Safety in administering medicines for neglected tropical diseases”, provides practical tools including training modules and job aids to further improve the planning, preparation and monitoring of safe administration of medicines mainly to treat the 5 NTDs amenable to preventive chemotherapy and diseases that require individual case management. The diseases include River blindness, leprosy, sleeping sickness, scabies, rabies, trachoma and snakebite envenoming.
15:45
15:45

GAVI Cautions Against Booster Doses of COVID-19 Jabs amidst Delta Variant Scare

“ Research into boosters remains an essential part of the pandemic response because if protection from existing Covid-19 vaccines does eventually start to wane or new variants emerge that are more resistant to vaccines, then boosters could potentially offer enhanced protection” he said but added that both these scenarios will become self-fulfilling prophecies if countries with high COVID-19 vaccine coverage start making boosters available now, and to all citizens, because it will delay efforts to protect more people.
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