WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Authorities warn parents against denying pregnant girls education, vaccines

By Daily Monitor;

Authorities in the Mukono District have told parents not to deny education and other services to girls who gave birth during the Covid-19 period. https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/authorities-warn-parents-against-denying-pregnant-girls-education-vaccines-3875184

Abortions stopped at Mississippi's last clinic as the trigger ban enacted

By BBC;

The only abortion clinic in Mississippi has shut as a near-total ban on the procedure takes effect in the state.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62082595

Ugandan scientists take on a new strategy to find HIV cure

By New Vision;

Ugandan scientists involved in HIV cure research have embarked on a new strategy to find medicine capable of eliminating the disease permanently

https://www.newvision.co.ug/category/news/ugandan-scientists-take-on-new-strategy-to-fi-138138

It’s over: DRC health officials declare Ebola tamed

By The East African;

The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared the latest cycle of the Ebola outbreak over.

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/science-health/it-s-over-drc-health-officials-declare-ebola-tamed--3869618

UN Report: Global hunger numbers rose to as many as 828 million in 2021

By WHO;

The latest State of Food Security and Nutrition report shows the world is moving backward in efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition.

 https://www.who.int/news/item/06-07-2022-un-report--global-hunger-numbers-rose-to-as-many-as-828-million-in-2021

WHO to consider again whether the monkeypox outbreak is public health emergency of international concern

By CNN;

As monkeypox cases continue to rise globally, the World Health Organization plans to reassess whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/06/health/monkeypox-testing-who-emergency/index.html

Gout diet dos and don’ts

By Daily Monitor;

Gout is a type of arthritis characterized by recurrent attacks of a red, tender, hot, and swollen joint, caused by the accumulation of uric acid. Certain foods trigger gout symptoms by increasing the levels of uric acid in the blood.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/healthy-living/gout-diet-dos-and-don-ts-3868090

Report adverse reactions to Covid-19 vaccines: Experts

By The Independent;

Vaccine experts are encouraging Ugandans to report adverse reactions early as the government launches the third COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

https://www.independent.co.ug/report-adverse-reactions-to-covid-19-vaccines-experts/

Ghana Reports First-Ever Suspected Cases of Marburg Virus Disease

Ghana has announced the preliminary finding of two cases of Marburg virus disease and if confirmed these would the first such infections recorded in the country according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

http://hejnu.ug/ghana-reports-first-ever-suspected-cases-of-marburg-virus-disease/