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WHO worried about COVID-19 hitting HIV hotspots in Africa

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO is worried about what kind of damage coronavirus will cause to countries with high HIV burdens and high prevalence of malnutrition. While addressing journalists during the weekly COVID-19 press briefing, the WHO Director-General says that as an organization they are …

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Ebola screening at entry points no longer necessary-WHO

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Even as Ebola Haemorrhagic fever outbreak is still on-going in DR Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) says that the Emergency Committee does not consider entry screening at airports or other ports of entry outside the region to be necessary. In a statement issued …

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Scientists call for immediate research into coronavirus vaccines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Researchers have called for quick mobilization of money by donors to kick start critical research into coronavirus disease. They highlighted research and development for candidate therapeutics and vaccines as key. While they propose this, global health experts point out that even as the disease …

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Number of male tobacco users declining- WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO has projected that male tobacco users will decline by more than one million come 2020 and by five million by 2025. The WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025 third edition notes that the number of male …

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Adopt new HIV testing strategy- WHO

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to adopt a standard HIV testing strategy which uses three consecutive reactive tests. Previously, most high burden countries were using two consecutive tests. The new approach can help countries achieve maximum accuracy in HIV testing. …

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Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide – Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, according to findings of the agency’s latest report on global suicide estimates. The report coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day, recognized on 10 September, to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented. The figures imply that suicide …

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Uganda needs Ugx 28b to contain Ebola- Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda needs USD 7.5 million ( 28 billion Shillings) to tackle the current Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Kasese district. Ministry of Health (MOH) spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona says funding is the biggest component of Uganda’s Ebola response as the country remains on high alert …

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