COVID-19

WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Health practitioners want increased contraceptives to use awareness in varsities<

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India vaccine maker destroys 100 million doses of expired Covid jab

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HEPS and partners launch the Stop Tetanus Campaign

A PATENT WAIVER THAT NEVER WAS: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

POLICY BRIEF, JULY 2022

After nearly two years of intense negotiations, member states of the World
Trade Organization (WTO) has finally agreed on a deal that waives patents and
other intellectual property rights (IPRs) on Covid-19 vaccines. However, the
highly restrictive deal – “at best, a distant cousin of the original proposal”1
that sought a full waiver of protections on patents, trade secrets, copyrights
and industrial designs on not only vaccines but also on diagnostics and
therapeutics – is unlikely to boost global vaccine production and equity. This
brief argues that while Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) should
endeavor to utilize the WTO’s tokenish waiver, the campaign continues for
a meaningful pathway to global equity in access to COVID-19 vaccines and
other pandemic response tools.

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People on low pay suffer brain damage

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Uganda’s NTD risk remains high despite progress

By Daily Monitor;

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WHO recommends highly successful COVID-19 therapy and calls for wide geographical distribution and transparency from the originator

By WHO; 

HEPS UGANDA, GHC PARTNER ON COVID VACCINE EQUITY

HEPS Uganda together with Global Health Collaborative is partnering to implement the Advocacy to Accelerate Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in Uganda project.

KENYA, UGANDA COMMUNITIES AND CIVIL SOCIETY APPLAUD USA FOR COVID-19 TRIPS WAIVER

Communities of people living with and affected by HIV, TB, and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Civil Society Organizations working in the area of health and human rights in Kenya and Uganda have applauded the United States (US) for its decision to support