WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

What to do if you crack your tooth

Daily Monitor. 

You should remember that a tooth has three major layers: the enamel which is the outermost; the dentine which is the middle one and is highly responsible for sensitivity; and the pulp which houses the nerves and blood vessels. Management of cracked tooth syndrome is highly dependent on how far the crack goes.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/healthy-living/what-to-do-if-you-crack-your-tooth--3619662 

 

African Union plans new public health order

New Vision. 

There will be the next pandemic; that is inevitable. What we need to do is to ensure that we have a better place for it than this last one.

https://www.newvision.co.ug/articledetails/120204/african-union-plans-new-public-health-order 

 

The health ministry asked to redistribute Covid-19 vaccines to districts with high uptake. 

The Independent.

 

District Health Officers want the Ministry of Health to recall some of their least demanded COVID-19 vaccines to avoid cases of expired jabs. The call was made during the two-day Health Sector Joint Review Mission that took place in Kampala.

https://www.independent.co.ug/health-ministry-asked-to-redistribute-covid-19-vaccines-to-districts-with-high-uptake/ 

 

U.S. authorizes Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all adults. 

The Independent. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday authorized boosters of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for all adults. 

https://www.independent.co.ug/u-s-authorizes-pfizer-biontech-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-boosters-for-all-adults/ 

 

Over 29,000 South Sudanese children treated for malaria in Bahr-el-Ghazal - MSF

 The East African

More than 4,000 children diagnosed with malaria have been admitted to hospital while more than 25,000 were treated on an outpatient basis this year in Aweil Town, northern Bahr-el-Ghazal, medical charity Doctors Without Borders has said. 

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/news/east-africa/south-sudan-children-malaria-3624626 

 

Covid: WHO says it is very worried about Europe surge

BBC. 

The World Health Organization is "very worried" about the spread of Covid-19 in Europe as the continent battles a fresh wave of infections.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-59358074

 

Global leaders call for cervical cancer elimination on Day of Action

WHO. 

The disparity between deaths from cervical cancer in high-income compared with low-income countries tells a stark story, similar to that we have seen during the pandemic, with 9 in 10 deaths from cervical cancer happening in low and middle-income countries.

https://www.who.int/news/item/17-11-2021-global-leaders-call-for-cervical-cancer-elimination-on-day-of-action