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“Long COVID” exposes long-term challenges

London, UK | Xinhua | The increasing reports of people getting “long COVID” have exposed the challenges in combatting the pandemic. Experts said that long COVID is likely to result in growing pressure on social and medical resources, a shrinking labor force and economic downturn in the long run. UNDERESTIMATED FIGURE …

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WHO renames monkeypox as “mpox” to avoid stigma

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | To avoid racist stereotypes and stigmatization, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended on Monday that the monkeypox virus be renamed “mpox.” Both names — mpox and monkeypox — will be used simultaneously for one year while the latter is phased out, the WHO said in a …

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ANALYSIS: Ebola fight

EBOLA FIGHT: The good and bad news Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health on average receives about 160 alerts every day of possible Ebola, according to the Disease Outbreak News (DON) of Nov.24 by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It says during the week commencing Nov.14, …

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Ebola: Hope for vaccines increases

WHO ships in three evaluated candidate vaccines as outbreak evolves Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | First doses of candidate vaccines against the Sudan Ebola virus are expected to arrive in Uganda in the coming days, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Supplies of one of the …

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WHO says urgent funds needed to support Uganda Ebola response

Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said urgent funds are needed to support the Ebola response in Uganda and the readiness in neighboring countries. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa told reporters that only 20 percent of the 88.2-million-U.S. dollar appeal has been collected. …

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HIV/AIDs kills 17,000

Virus still a burden among young people Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda Network of AIDS Services Organisation (UNASO) wants the fight against HIV/AIDS in Uganda to focus on encourage health-seeking behavior as the disease continues to spread; especially among young people. While presenting the National HIV/Aids Report, Dr …

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Rising Ebola cases

WHO ups risk assessment | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | As the Ebola cases in Uganda continue to surge, World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Nov.02 that Ebola’s arrival in the Ugandan capital highlighted the high risk of further spread of the deadly virus, calling on neighbouring countries to boost their preparedness. …

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