WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

The ones we’ve lost: Why more children are taking their lives

A surge in mental health issues, academic stress, and the effects of the Covid-19 lockdown, which kept Ugandan schools closed for the longest period of time in the world, are having a devastating effect on learners

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/the-ones-we-ve-lost-why-more-children-are-taking-their-lives-4017084

WHO releases first data on the global vaccine market since COVID-19

Lower-income countries have struggled to access critical vaccines – such as against COVID-19 in 2021 and cervical cancer vaccine – that are in demand by wealthier countries.

https://www.who.int/news/item/09-11-2022-who-releases-first-data-on-global-vaccine-market-since-covid-19

'Leap forward' in tailored cancer medicine

People with untreatable cancers have had their immune systems redesigned to attack their own tumors.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-63584355

First Ebola death confirmed in Jinja

Samples from a patient who died on Friday at Buwenge Health Center IV in Jinja District have tested positive for Ebola.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/-first-ebola-death-confirmed-in-jinja-4018424

Lab-grown blood given to people in a world-first clinical trial

Blood that has been grown in a laboratory has been put into people in a world-first clinical trial, UK researchers say.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-63513330

Ebola fight draws govt, donors apart

There is concern that the uncoordinated interventions between the donors and government may further spread the deadly disease.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/ebola-fight-draws-govt-donors-apart-4017056

Rabies: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

If left to progress to the symptom stage, rabies will inevitably result in death

https://nation.africa/kenya/health/expert-corner/rabies-symptoms-causes-and-treatment-4014168

Govt urged to activate HIV trust fund as donors cut back cash

Professor PLO Lumumba a Pan-Africanist has called on the government to activate the HIV/AIDS trust fund to end reliance on dwindling funding from development partners

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/video/govt-urged-to-activate-hiv-trust-fund-as-donors-cut-back-cash-4016458

How to use nicotine replacement therapy to quit cigarettes

Nicotine lozenges are similar to the lozenges you may take for sore throat and are meant to be sucked on slowly like hard candy

https://nation.africa/kenya/health/tips/how-to-use-nicotine-replacement-therapy-to-quit-cigarettes-3896142

Vitamin C deficiency: Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment of scurvy

Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins for your body. It is essential for developing your immune system, thus helping to fight infections and diseases, and heal wounds.

https://nation.africa/kenya/health/tips/vitamin-c-deficiency-understanding-the-causes-symptoms-and-treatment-of-scurvy--4015260