WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Women's periods may be slightly late after Covid vaccine- study

By Daily Monitor;

Women vaccinated against Covid-19 saw a slight delay in their period of almost a day compared to those who were unvaccinated, a US government-funded study has said. 

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/healthy-living/women-s-periods-may-be-slightly-late-after-covid-vaccine-study-3675416 

 African Swine Fever outbreak claims over 50 pigs

By The Independent; 

 More than 50 pigs have died in Masaka city resulting from the outbreak of African Swine Fever, according to the veterinary department.

https://www.independent.co.ug/african-swine-fever-outbreak-claims-over-50-pigs/

Covid: Deadly Omicron should not be called mild, warns WHO

By BBC; 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against describing the Omicron variant as mild, saying it is killing people across the world.

Recent studies suggest that Omicron is less likely to make people seriously ill than previous Covid variants.

 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-59901547 

Total Covid cases in Africa top 10 million

By Daily Monitor;

Data released by the Africa Centres for Disease Control showed that as of Saturday there had been 10,028,508 cases reported by the African Union's 55 member states since the outbreak of the pandemic.  

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/total-covid-cases-in-africa-top-10-million-3676680 

Prime Minister Nabbanja bans roadside vaccination

By New vision;  

The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, has suspended all roadside vaccination against COVID-19 for passengers found without jabs in public transport vehicles travelling in the country. 

https://www.newvision.co.ug/articledetails/124035

Covid: No need for a fourth jab yet, say UK advisers

 By BBC;

A fourth Covid jab is not yet needed, say UK experts, because booster doses continue to provide high protection against severe disease from the Omicron variant among older adults.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-59915560

Dementia cases expected to almost triple across the world by 2050

By BBC; 

By 2050, more than 153 million people could have dementia, up from 57 million in 2019, experts are warning.

The predicted rise is largely down to ageing and growing populations.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-59896819 

Covilyce1: Dr Lamwaka suffers setback in bid to get COVID treatment

By The Independent; 

Dr Alice Veronica Lamwaka, the lead researcher and inventor of the Covilyce1 herbal concoction for treating coronavirus diseases, has lost essential research materials in a bitter land row.

https://www.independent.co.ug/covilyce1-dr-lamwaka-suffers-setback-in-bid-to-get-covid-treatment/ 

Rwanda cuts quarantine time for travellers from 3 days to 24 hours

The East African; 

Rwanda Friday reduced quarantine time for travellers from three days to 24 hours following a review of Covid measures

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/news/east-africa/rwanda-quarantine-of-travellers-3675488