WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

India vaccine maker destroys 100 million doses of expired Covid jab

Indian vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII) has said it had to dump 100 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine after they expired.

 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-63324548

Newborn mortality hopes still hanging by a thread

Health experts have warned that the government’s complacency in addressing the skills gap among health workers, lack of equipment in facilities, and poor supervision has impeded the fight to reduce infant deaths in the country.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/newborn-mortality-hopes-still-hanging-by-a-thread-3994334

Mulago Ebola cases rise to five

According to the health minister, two more people in an isolation unit of Mulago national referral hospital have tested positive for Ebola, bringing the total cases recorded in Uganda’s main hospital to five.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/mulago-ebola-cases-rise-to-five-3995082

COVID-19 still int’l health emergency: WHO

The WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee said after its quarterly assessment meeting last week that despite a decline in severe cases of COVID-19, and the falling number of weekly deaths, deaths from COVID-19 remain high compared with other respiratory viruses.

https://www.independent.co.ug/covid-19-still-intl-health-emergency-who/

History lesson: How vaccines were developed to handle pandemics

France and England, which were engaged in war at the time, had to call a truce when a bubonic plague pandemic ran wildly out of hand. So devastating was this pandemic that rotting bodies were scattered on European streets.

https://nation.africa/kenya/health/history-lesson-how-vaccines-were-developed-to-handle-pandemics-3993516

Learning from the best: How five African countries dealt with epidemics

A recent survey by Resolve to Save Lives shows that significant disease outbreaks have exposed tremendous gaps in many countries’ preparedness and response systems, while also offering a ray of hope in countries that have had successful responses. 

https://nation.africa/kenya/health/learning-from-the-best-how-five-african-countries-dealt-with-epidemics-3993268

Friends could be key to finding fitness motivation

Regular exercise has already been cited as something that improves mental health significantly, with many finding group activity helpful.

 https://www.bbc.com/news/health-63321248

Ending your relationship with a borderline personality disorder patient

Borderline personality disorder symptoms include an inability to regulate one's emotions.

https://nation.africa/kenya/health/men-s-health/ending-your-relationship-with-a-borderline-personality-disorder-patient-3981462

Kenyan nurse stabbed to death by a patient in the US

A Kenyan nurse was on Tuesday stabbed to death in North Carolina, United States while discharging her duties at a mental health care center.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/kenyan-nurse-stabbed-to-death-by-patient-in-the-us-3995020

Why young Arab men turn to anti-impotency drugs

According to several studies, young Arab men have been increasingly using drugs such as sildenafil (known commercially as Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn), and tadalafil (Cialis).

 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-61803199