Coronavirus – Uganda: How Previous Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks Helped Uganda Respond to COVID-19 Outbreak

For many public health workers in Uganda, responding to disease outbreaks of epidemic potential is not new. This is because the country has been in preparedness and response modes for quite some time and its disease outbreak system has regularly been tested over the years. Uganda has had four Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreaks in…

Togo is first African country to end sleeping sickness as a public health problem

Togo has received validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for having eliminated human African trypanosomiasis or “sleeping sickness” as a public health problem, becoming the first country in Africa to reach this milestone. Sleeping sickness is caused by parasites which are transmitted by infected tsetse flies and is only found in 36 countries in…

Journalists in Africa Need Better Access to Credible Information During Disease Outbreaks

Montreal, September 14, 2017 – Journalists based in Africa suffered from a lack of credible information during the West African Ebola viral epidemic in 2014, states a report published today by the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) in partnership with the Department of Journalism at Concordia University. “The report concludes that if better communication…

RESEARCH SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP ON COVERING WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015 (All day) Theme: Reproductive Health Seminar FREE RESEARCH SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP ON COVERING WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Speakers: Dr Daniel Murokora (Uganda Women’s Health Initiative) and Dr Eleanor Nakintu (Uganda Martyrs University & Nsambya Hospital), Rosanne Anholt, master student in public health at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands & Esther Nakkazi,…

International One Health Confeence

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013 – 22:45 Theme: “DISEASE ERADICATION: What will it take?” On 9 November 2012, the World Medical Association and World Veterinary Association signed a collaborative One HealthMemorandum of Understanding in Bangkok, Thailand. In light of the above, the Uganda Medical Association (UMA), the Uganda Veterinary Association (UVA) and their international and…

3rd Annual Health Journalism Conference

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013 – 01:30 Theme: Promoting “Preventive Health” Health Journalism Network Uganda (HEJNU) is happy to welcome journalists across Uganda to the 3rd Health Journalism Conference. The conference which attracted journalists with keen interest in health reporting was held under the theme, promoting preventive health. Over 80 Journalists from different media houses…