Let’s talk food insecurity and why: US and Russia officials in Uganda

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations Thomas Greenfield Linda has said her visit to Uganda this week is aimed at having a conversation with African countries on how to overcome the skyrocketing food prices. Greenfield Linda’s visit comes at the heels of Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov who visited uganda recently. But she says…

US Centre for Disease Control Investment in Uganda Worthwhile says Walensky

After a three day visit, Director of U.S, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky says there has been a return on investment to Uganda’s health sector. The CDC also committed to continue to support Uganda’s efforts to scale up border health systems. Dr. Walensky was at the CDC offices inside Uganda Virus Research Institute…

Doxycycline significantly reduces risk of STIs after condomless sex by 65%

Taking 200mg of doxycycline within 72 hours of condomless sex significantly reduces the risk of gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis among men who have sex with men and trans women. Among those randomized to take doxycycline, 65% fewer were diagnosed with an STI each quarter than those not taking doxycycline.  The DoxyPEP study found that participants in…

Results came back negative from South Africa laboratory of suspected monkeypox samples from Uganda

Monkeypox samples from 24 suspected cases have been deemed negative, according to the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).  The samples were taken to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases in South Africa to South Africa following an outbreak of the disease in more than 80 countries in the world. Uganda does not have reagents that…

Annual Reviews adopts full open access

 Annual Reviews a leading nonprofit publisher has announced that over the next 18 months they will make their entire portfolio of 51 academic journals freely available to everyone under a new model called Subscribe to Open (S2O) a business model that uses subscription payments to convert gated access journals to full open access (OA). These highly cited journals cover topics across…