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Ugandans survived the COVID-19 lockdown but might not live through the current financial one

COMMENT | Alfred Geresom Musamali | It was tough going through the two years of lockdown resulting from the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Uganda. But some households that survived the lockdown may not live through the prevailing financial one in the country. During some of that time, movement …

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The fight against Ebola

Why women must be central to the response NEWS ANALYSIS | SOPHIE HARMAN | No time for that” was the constant refrain heard by gender and women’s health experts working in the 2014/16 Ebola response. This was an emergency and the main thing was to deal with the crisis. It …

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The pesticide double standard

Rich countries shouldn’t export pesticides with active ingredients categorised as highly hazardous COMMENT | SILKE BOLLMOHR AND LAYLA LIEBETRAU | Pesticide residue can be found everywhere: in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. A growing body of evidence suggests that herbicides, insecticides, and …

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Japan gov’t urged to end free COVID-19 vaccinations

Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua | An advisory panel for the finance minister on Monday proposed that the Japanese government end free-of-charge coronavirus vaccinations, highlighting concerns over a further increase of its financial strain. Japan’s Ministry of Finance convened a subcommittee meeting on Monday and asked a panel of experts to start …

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Ebola: Don’t repeat COVID mistakes

The international response to the Ebola outbreak has been limited, leaving Uganda more isolated than it should be COMMENT | IRENE ATUHAIRWE DUHANGA | With news of Uganda announcing a three-week lockdown in two districts and the first Ebola death in Kampala — the capital city of over 3 million …

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COVID-19 still int’l health emergency: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that COVID-19 is still a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the WHO’s highest alert level. The announcement came although the number of weekly deaths is almost at its lowest level since the pandemic began. The WHO’s …

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