WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Accountability of Covid-19 resources wanting – report

Daily Monitor. 

Overall, Uganda’s level of transparency for Covid-19 resources has been found wanting in many ways, according to a new report. 

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/accountability-of-covid-19-resources-wanting-report-3650344 

 

Omicron: Three vaccine doses key for protection against variant

 BBC. 

Two doses of a Covid vaccine are not enough to stop you from catching the Omicron variant, UK scientists have warned. 

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-59615005 

 

Ugandans at risk of blood clots due to overeating, drinking alcohol

New Vision.  

Ugandans are at increased risk of getting blood clots due to the urban lifestyle which leads to over sitting at work to beat deadlines, overeating, and avoiding physical exercise

https://www.newvision.co.ug/articledetails/122106 

 

Covid-19 vaccine stockouts hit greater Luwero districts

 The Independent. 

Districts in greater Luwero are facing a shortage of Covid-19 vaccines.

On Tuesday this week, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng re-echoed the need to seek vaccination after she confirmed seven cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

https://www.independent.co.ug/covid-19-vaccine-stock-outs-hit-greater-luwero-districts/ 

 

Over 47,000 girls were impregnated in Bukedi during COVID

 The Independent. 

Statistics from the National Population Council indicate that Bukedi registered an increase in the number of teenage pregnancies from 23,829 in 2019 to 25,066 in 2020 and 22,944 in the months between January and October 2021

https://www.independent.co.ug/over-47000-girls-impregnated-in-bukedi-during-covid/

 

Condom use in Uganda goes down - ministry of Health

Observer. 

Vasantha Kibirige, ministry of Health's condom program coordinator says while many people still have no access to condoms, some of those who have access don't even know how to use them

https://observer.ug/news/headlines/72146-condom-use-in-uganda-goes-down-ministry-of-health 

 

Striking medics to seek legal redress over directive to vacate hospitals

Daily Monitor. 

 Ms. Lillian Nabwire, the President of the Medical intern said that the government is wrong to resort to threats rather than addressing the long grievances. 

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/striking-medics-to-seek-legal-redress-over-directive-to-vacate-hospitals-3649970 

 

Ending forms of inequalities will reduce new HIV/Aids infections

Observer. 

Access to HIV/Aids medications and other services has been a problem during the national lockdowns, as stigma and discrimination, the commonest drivers of inequalities, have increased. 

https://observer.ug/viewpoint/72117-ending-forms-of-inequalities-will-reduce-new-hiv-aids-infections 

 

Masaka Regional Referral Hospital receives polio control center

 Daily Monitor. 

According to the Masaka Regional Referral hospital director, Dr. Nathan Onyachi, with the facility in place, they will be able to encounter any outbreaks of polio, Marburg, Ebola, and Covid-19 compared to the past when the hospital had no specialized unit for emergencies 

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/masaka-regional-referral-hospital-receives-polio-control-centre--3649992 

King Oyo champions fight against HIV/AIDS

New Vision

The Omukama of Tooro Kingdom, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru, has decried increased cases of HIV in his Kingdom, rallying his subjects to embrace all efforts introduced by the government and other development partners to combat it.

https://www.newvision.co.ug/articledetails/121967/king-oyo-champions-fight-against-hivaids