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One in 100 deaths is by suicide: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | One in a hundred deaths globally can directly be attributed to suicide, the World Health Organization reported on Thursday, arguing that the COVID-19 outbreak has increased factors for suicide worldwide. In 2019, more than 700,000 people died of suicide, one in 100 deaths, which was more …

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People in Africa not donating blood – WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The rate at which people in Africa are donating blood has decreased according to the World Health Organization. Data from the UN health agency shows that blood donations in the region have fallen by 17 percent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The drop …

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COVID-19 impacts mental health

Dan Bukenya’s case shows how the many restrictions imposed lead to increased levels of stress, anxiety and depression | THE INDEPENDENT | Dan Bukenya felt beleaguered by anguish. He lost sleep most nights and was often testy. He tried to self-medicate to no avail. Only when he agreed to be …

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WHO: As COVID-19 rages, Polio bounces back

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has launched a new strategy to eradicate polio amidst setbacks caused by immunization interruptions that came with COVID-19. In a statement released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday, the strategy set to be implemented between …

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