BGI Genomics Launches Landmark Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Rwanda

BGI Genomics has launched its first cervical cancer screening program in Africa, with Rwanda being the initial beneficiary. Initiated in Ngoma District in the Eastern Province of Rwanda, the program will provide 20,000 Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA tests for local women, aiming to enhance cervical cancer screening and prevention efforts and improve local precision medical…

Nalukero Village Triumphs Over Malaria, Achieves Financial Relief

Residents of Nalukero Village in Bulange Sub-County, Namutumba District, are adopting a smart home approach to combat malaria in their community. Earlier this year, an outbreak of severe malaria in Mazuba and Bulange sub-counties resulted in tragic losses, particularly among children. In response, the Ministry of Health and organizations like the USAID Social and Behavior…

Advocates Urge Equity in Proposed WHO Pandemic Agreement

Ugandan health advocates, along with their counterparts in the global south, are urging for equity, accountability, and financing to be central to the next global pandemic agreement. They emphasize that such an agreement should prioritize fairness in access to health resources and ensure robust mechanisms for pandemic security. This call from various health-related civil society…

Korean Foundation for International Health Care (KOFIH) Grants UCI Cancer Screening Equipment Valued at UGX 400 Million

The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has been the recipient of cancer screening equipment valued at Shillings 400 million, courtesy of The Korean Foundation for International Health Care (KOFIH). This donation holds particular significance for Uganda, given its substantial burden of cancer, especially cervical cancer among women. Dr. James Chakachon, from the Ministry of Health’s Department…

Five innovations that could help to eliminate malaria

Recently approved malaria vaccines have reinvigorated hopes of eliminating the disease, but other innovations are in development that could further bolster these efforts.  12 March 2024 by Linda Geddes Malaria vaccination in Cameroon. Credit: Gavi/2024/Go’tham Industry Malaria is one of the greatest infectious killers in human history and, despite recent control efforts, an estimated 600,000…

Can artificial intelligence techniques help clinicians assess and treat patients with bone fractures?

Investigators have applied artificial intelligence techniques to gait analyses and medical records data to provide insights about individuals with leg fractures and aspects of their recovery.   The study, which is published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, uncovered a significant association between the rates of hospital readmission after fracture surgery and the presence of…