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WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

WHO’s 7 policy recommendations on building resilient health systems

WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Zimbabwe: No pay for unvaccinated civil servants

Zimbabwe will not allow unvaccinated government employees to access their offices following the lapse of the compulsory Covid-19 vaccination deadline on Friday, a circular showed.

HEPS Uganda Takes Snakebite Campaign to the Queens

For over five years, HEPS Uganda with support from different partners like Health Action International, among others has championed snakebite advocacy in Uganda.

WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Mother fetching water to raise Shs2m for her child’s surgery

Daily Monitor; By Fred Muzaale

FACTSHEET ON EQUITABLE ACCESS TO COVID-19 MEDICAL PRODUCTS IN UGANDA

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is
a highly infectious respiratory syndrome
caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome Corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
virus. The symptoms include shortness of
breath, high fever and dry cough.
The disease broke out in China towards the end of 2019
and has since spread across the world and mutated into
four other variants: Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta.

POLICY BRIEF ON UGANDA’S PREPAREDNESS FOR EQUITABLE ACCESS TO COVID-19 MEDICAL PRODUCTS

Uganda is one of the countries that had the least
COVID-19 cases in the first wave of infections. However,
cases shot-up in a more virulent second wave, driven by
new variants of the virus, with the positivity rate reaching
17.1% and cumulative cases quickly shooting to 84,140
and deaths to 2,064 as of 9 July 2021.
Although the country is a beneficiary of global and
regional collaborations as well as bilateral donations,
there has been a critical shortage of DVT and PPE

Civil Society Calls for Improved Access to Oxygen in Uganda

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Uganda want an improvement in access to oxygen by harmonizing the coordination framework at the national level to scale up oxygen supply and use, as well as systemic provision of information on areas where oxygen therapy ca

KENYA AND UGANDA COMMUNITIES AND CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON THE 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

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