Saturday , July 20 2019


health news

New vaccine needed to control viral pneumonia

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Majority of the children who were hospitalized with severe pneumonia received treatment for the wrong type of pneumonia. A study that involved nearly 10,000 children in seven African and Asian countries found that children had the viral type and not the bacterial one that …

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Global gains in fight against HIV decline amid funding cuts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to treatment and ending AIDS-related deaths is slowing down according to the UNAIDS’ Global AIDS Update 2019. The report; Communities at the Centre, shows a mixed picture arising from a widening gap between …

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WHO declares world emergency after Ebola gets to Goma

DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘health emergency’ of international concern: WHO Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern,” a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics. The Ebola epidemic …

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HIV eliminated from DNA

  The work is a critical step to a cure for human HIV infection Researchers have for the first time eliminated replication-competent HIV-1 DNA — the virus responsible for AIDS — from the genomes of living animals. Genomes are complete DNA sets of an organism, including genes. The study marks …

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Ebola Sudan vaccine trials start in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Recruitment of participants for the experimental vaccine for Ebola Sudan has started in Kampala. At least 40 people comprising males and females are expected to participate in the 48 week’s study by Makerere Walter Reed Project. The study will use the VRC-EBOADC086-00-VP vaccine that …

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Ebola spreads to Goma, close to Rwanda border

Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in DR Congo Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on …

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Gov’t asked to establish regional cancer registries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has been tasked to establish Cancer Registries in all the regions across Uganda. Currently, there are only two registries in Uganda in Kampala and Gulu Cancer registries. For Kampala Registry, it only covers Kyadondo County while Gulu Registry covers Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya, and …

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