WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Experts call for dedicated budgets for family planning

New Vision. 

One of the biggest gaps in financing family planning supplies is that government budget allocations have consistently remained below its $5 million annual spending commitments. 

https://www.newvision.co.ug/articledetails/119606/experts-call-for-dedicated-budgets-for-family

 

How nutrition can help beat postnatal depression

New Vision; By Ritah Mukasa

Postnatal or postpartum depression (PPD) involves physical, emotional, or behavioural changes that happen in some women after they give birth.

https://www.newvision.co.ug/articledetails/119089/how-nutrition-can-help-beat-postnatal-depress

 

US envoy roots for vaccination

New Vision; 

The US ambassador to Uganda, Natalie Brown, has urged all Ugandans to get vaccinated against the deadly coronavirus. Brown said getting vaccinated was critical for the re-opening of Uganda’s economy as recently announced by President Yoweri Museveni.

https://www.newvision.co.ug/articledetails/119137/us-envoy-roots-for-vaccination 

 

Global progress against measles threatened amidst COVID-19 pandemic

The largest increase in unvaccinated children in 20 years and critical gaps in disease surveillance increase the risk of measles outbreaks, putting lives at risk: WHO, CDC

https://www.who.int/news/item/10-11-2021-global-progress-against-measles-threatened-amidst-covid-19-pandemic 

 

Nutritional supplements helping under-malnourished babies in West Nile

New Vision; By Maureen Nakatudde

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3% of Uganda's population is malnourished. However, Robert Oyaka, the Regional Nutritionist reports that West Nile has more than 3% of these.

https://www.newvision.co.ug/articledetails/119209/nutritional-supplements-helping-under-malnour 

 

EU drug agency recommends 2 anti-COVID-19 medicines

The Independent

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the authorization of two medicines for the treatment of COVID-19.

https://www.independent.co.ug/eu-drug-agency-recommends-2-anti-covid-19-medicines/



 

Teachers to spearhead Covid-19 surveillance in schools

The Independent. 

The enforcement of COVID-19 surveillance in primary and secondary schools has been left to teachers. This is according to the school re-opening plan by the Ministry of Education.

https://www.independent.co.ug/teachers-to-spearhead-covid-19-surveillance-in-schools/

 

Joint Research Centre and World Health Organization join forces to use behavioural insights for public health

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded a Collaborative Research Arrangement that aims to mainstream behavioural insights into public health programmes and policies worldwide.

https://www.who.int/news/item/12-11-2021-joint-research-centre-and-world-health-organization-join-forces-to-use-behavioural-insights-for-public-health