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WHO calls for more COVID-19 therapeutic trials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation through its scientific research arm is calling for an increase in research in the area of therapeutics that can treat COVID-19. According to the WHO, scientists need to widen their search for treatments for the deadly disease to cover antivirals, …

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Trans fats from processed foods increase ovarian cancer risk

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists have identified a likely link between processed and fried foods containing trans fats and ovarian cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued the announcement on Thursday at the end of a study of nearly 1,500 patients suffering from the disease, …

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WHO to raise 31.3 bln USD against COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that the WHO-led global response to COVID-19 needs 31.3 billion U.S. dollars for therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics over the next 12 months, including two billion doses of vaccines. The money would go to the Access to COVID-19 Tools …

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Ebola outbreak defeated in DRC after almost two years

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC has been declared free of Ebola Virus Disease by the World Health Organisation almost two years since the Ebola outbreak was declared in the country. The Ebola outbreak which began in August 2018 in eastern DRC, …

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Europe seeing resurgence of COVID-19: WHO

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The World Health Organization (WHO)’s repeated warning of a possible resurgence of COVID-19 in the European region has now become a reality, Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said Thursday. “Last week, Europe saw an increase in weekly cases for the first time in months,” …

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