Monkey Pox in Uganda

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a global health emergency on July 23, 2022. We understand that many patients may have questions. We want to provide you with information about monkeypox.   What is monkeypox?  Monkeypox is a viral infection. It causes a skin rash that can look like pimples or blisters. It may…

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People with disabilities ask for inclusion in Covid-19 mass vaccination exercises

By Shiprah Kwagala Leaders for People With Disabilities-PWDS have asked the Covid-19 task forces for inclusion in mass vaccination campaigns. After over a year since the government embarked on championing a drive for vaccination against Covid-19, leaders of people with disabilities are worried that a number of their colleagues remain unvaccinated because of different challenges linked…

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Uganda: Expedite passing the reviewed breastfeeding regulations to protect babies rights

A Uganda based non-profit has filed a constitutional petition challenging the government’s inaction on regulating work places and breastfeeding. Their petition highlights gaps in the legal regime affecting the ability of mothers to breastfeed their babies for the recommended six months of exclusive breast milk. David Kabanda, the Executive Director Center for Food and Adequate…

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USD $7.4 Million for Vaccination Action Network to bolster Covid-19 vaccine demand in Africa

A USD$7.4 million Vaccination Action Network (VAN) has been launched by the Rockefeller Foundation for sub Saharan Africa. VAN will be locally-led, peer-to-peer learning initiative designed to engage public health decision-makers across sub-Saharan Africa and bolster their efforts to strengthen health systems while scaling up Covid-19 vaccine demand strategies.  The network is already connecting ministry of…

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