WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Top Uganda CSO Scoops Funding for COVID Test and Treat Advocacy

By Mbarara News; 

According to FIND and Unitaid, under the project, HEPS will among others do a COVID-19 testing landscape assessment focusing on financing, procurement, and supply chain for COVID-19 diagnostics, assess public awareness of tools, and attitudes around COVID testing, treatment, and vaccination. 

https://mbararanews.co.ug/top-uganda-cso-scoops-funding-for-covid-test-and-treat-advocacy/ 

Health Ministry Says No Child Will Be Vaccinated Against Covid Without Parental Consent

By Nile Post;

The ministry would like to reiterate that no child will be vaccinated against Covid-19 without their parents', guardians', or caretakers' consent. This will be upheld during the vaccination of children," a statement by the Director-General of Health Services, Dr.Henry Mwebesa.

https://allafrica.com/stories/202206110004.html

Attitudes towards menopause: time for change

By The Lacent; 

Stigma, embarrassment, a lack of public awareness, and miscommunication mean that for many women, menopause is either borne in quiet suffering or else over-medicalized as nothing more than a hormone deficiency requiring oestrogen replacement. 

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)01099-6/fulltext 

Lideisa Moves to Tackle Menstruation Taboos in Rural Areas.

By AllAfrica;

Support girls instead of mocking them. "LIDE Infinite Skills Africa (LIDEISA), launched a LIDEISA Pads Girls' Education For Global Goals (LIGEGG) Campaign whose main objective is to address menstrual hygiene management needs and also to tackle myths, misconceptions, misinformation, and negative cultural attitudes associated with menstruation often perpetrated by boys and male teachers.

https://allafrica.com/stories/202206100387.html

Nine Ugandan children have undergone successful heart surgery in India

By New Vision;

The Indian Association of Uganda Chairman G.N.Mohana informed parliament of the nine successful heart surgeries out of 100 children planned for this year as a mark of celebrations or 100 years of existence.

https://www.newvision.co.ug/category/news/9-ugandan-children-undergo-successful-heart-s-135911

Canada mulls putting warnings on each cigarette

By BBC; 

Canada's government is proposing putting health warnings on individual cigarettes in what would be a world-first way of tackling the habit.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61767386 

Fistula: Former patients vow to mitigate fistula through activism.

By New Vision;

After being treated and cured, the fistula survivors are trained and reintegrated into communities as change agents to improve maternal health through sensitizing their communities about causes, prevention of obstetric fistula, and treatment available for those who have a fistula.

https://www.newvision.co.ug/category/health/fistula-former-patients-vow-to-mitigate-fistu-135805

WHO and the German Government donate 2,800 oxygen cylinders and 48,172,700 syringes to Uganda

By WHO;

The Ministry of Health has received an additional 2,800 oxygen cylinders and 48,172,700 syringes from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to support the continued fight against COVID-19 and other health complications in the country.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj8xPmu6K74AhXCy6QKHcATCGUQFnoECAwQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.afro.who.int%2Fcountries%2Fuganda%2Fnews%2Fwho-and-german-government-donate-2800-oxygen-cylinders-and-48172700-syringes-uganda&usg=AOvVaw2ZkaCcFaqLzZvw3enQcDJA

Uganda needs 450,000 units of blood annually to save lives

By Daily Monitor; 

With the full reopening of the economy, the Uganda Blood Transfusion Services has resumed its mandate of collecting blood from crowded places used in saving the lives of those who need a blood transfusion. 

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/uganda-needs-450-000-units-of-blood-annually-to-save-lives-3852304 

North Korea announces an outbreak of intestinal sickness

By BBC; 

North Korea says it is dealing with an outbreak of an unidentified intestinal sickness, adding to the strain caused by the spread of Covid-19. 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-61825792 

The need for a One Health approach for influenza surveillance

By The Lacent; 

Influenza type A viruses continue to pose a substantial threat to global health because of their pandemic potential through genetic reassortment with zoonotic influenza viruses.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(22)00240-6/fulltext