WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

HEPS, Partners Investigate Covid Vaccines Money in Uganda

An investigative journalism production investigates the Covid-19 vaccines money in Uganda. 

Watch the video from this link: https://youtu.be/vhQP2rLZO8Y 

15.9 million Ugandans could have been infected with COVID: WHO

By The Independent;

15.9 million Ugandans could have been infected with COVID-19, this is according to a study published by the World Health Organization-WHO.

https://www.independent.co.ug/15-9-million-ugandans-could-have-been-infected-with-covid-who/ 

Covid-19: Botswana detects new variant

By the East African; 

Botswana has detected a new coronavirus variant in the sub-lineage of the Omicron variant, the Ministry of Health and Wellness announced 

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/science-health/new-covid-variant-detected-in-botswana-3779888 

Valneva Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

By BBC;

A new Covid vaccine has been approved for use in the UK by regulators.

It is manufactured by Valneva, using more traditional technology - similar to how polio and flu shots are made.

 https://www.bbc.com/news/health-61104594

New mosquito net cuts malaria infections by half, helps fight insecticide resistance

By The East African; 

A new type of bed net that can neutralize mosquitoes resistant to traditional insecticides has significantly reduced malaria infections in Tanzania, scientists say 

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/science-health/new-mosquito-net-cuts-malaria-infections-by-half-3777004 

Zika virus may be one step away from the explosive outbreak

By BBC; 

A new outbreak of Zika virus is quite possible, warn researchers, with a single mutation potentially enough to trigger an explosive spread.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-61078867 

Why bottle feeding may not be the best option for your baby

By Daily Monitor; 

From bacterial infections to viral infections that are characterized by diarrhea and vomiting, Dr. Lorraine Oriokot, a pediatrician, says these present a great challenge when using bottles.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/healthy-living/why-bottle-feeding-may-not-be-the-best-option-for-your-baby-3777900 

COVID-19 vaccine prices slashed as booster drive begins in India

By The Independent; 

The prices of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines have been slashed in India, the companies announced. Both vaccines will cost 2.96 U.S. dollars per dose, down from close to $9 previously.

https://www.independent.co.ug/covid-19-vaccine-prices-slashed-as-booster-drive-begins-in-india/ 

 WHO, Ghana and Norway agree to accelerate actions to save lives

By WHO; 

Heads of State highlighted the urgency of the NCD pandemic, which kills 7 out of 10 people globally from risk factors like tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and air pollution.

https://www.who.int/news/item/12-04-2022-who--ghana-and-norway-agree-to-accelerate-actions-to-save-lives-in-first-international-strategic-dialogue-on-noncommunicable-diseases-and-the-sustainable-development-goals 

Looking at the critical information on food packages

By NTV; 

The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the process of developing evidence-informed policy guidelines on the food environment. 

https://www.ntv.co.ug/ug/features