WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

China approves inhaled Covid vaccine

 China has become the first country to approve an inhaled Covid vaccine. Made by CanSino, it has similar ingredients to its injected vaccine, using a harmless adenovirus as a carrier for the genetic code that teaches the body how to fight Covid

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-62793078

Uganda health facilities rank low on hygiene

Ugandan health facilities are listed among 8 countries with the lowest coverage of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in the world, according to the latest report by the Joint Monitoring Programme of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

https://www.independent.co.ug/uganda-health-facilities-rank-low-on-hygiene/

A new malaria vaccine is a world-changing say, scientists

A malaria vaccine with "world-changing" potential has been developed by scientists at the University of Oxford. The team expects it to be rolled out next year after trials showed up to 80% protection against the deadly disease.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-62797776

Eating your way to better concentration

Whether you are trying hard to finish a school project or complete a task at work, you must have a clear mind. However, this is impossible when one is hungry as they will battle with headaches, brain fog, and fatigue since the brain needs fuel to work optimally.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/healthy-living/eating-your-way-to-better-concentration-3937212

How to get past suicidal ideations: Signs, triggers and positive actions you can take

Death by suicide is a major health concern. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that more than 730,000 people die by suicide every year. Death by suicide is ranked as the fourth leading cause of death among 15 to 19-year-olds around the world

https://nation.africa/kenya/health/men-s-health/how-to-get-past-suicidal-ideations-signs-triggers-and-positive-actions-you-can-take-3943090

Pesticide made us sterile, banana workers say

The United States restricted and then banned its use on the US mainland because of the health risks, but workers in Central America and South America continued to be exposed to it.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-62120058

Can Uganda meet its 2030 malaria elimination target?

Uganda has seen a sustained upsurge in malaria cases in various districts with an average of 37,600 cases per day, resulting in increased hospitalization and deaths.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/healthy-living/can-uganda-meet-its-2030-malaria-elimination-target--3937112

Key facts about lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is an inability to process the sugar found in milk and other dairy products.

https://nation.africa/kenya/health/tips/key-facts-about-lactose-intolerance-3941608

US life expectancy falls to its lowest level since 1996

US life expectancy has fallen to the lowest level since 1996, continuing a steep decline largely driven by the Covid-19 pandemic.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62740249

A new fund for pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response formally established

Designed to reflect inclusive and effective governance and operating arrangements with high standards of transparency and accountability; this fund is hosted by the World Bank with technical leadership from WHO

https://www.who.int/news/item/09-09-2022-new-fund-for-pandemic-prevention--preparedness-and-response-formally-established