Pandemic Accelerated Cases of FGM

Pandemic Accelerated Cases of FGM

Uganda registered an increase in cases of Female Genital Mutilation during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. FGM is the removing of the external genitalia of girls and young women in some traditional cultures. In Uganda, FGM is practiced in the districts of Bukwo, Kapchorwa, Moroto, Nakapiripiti and Amudat. […]

WHO: There could be a global shortage of syringes come 2022

WHO: There could be a global shortage of syringes come 2022

The World Health Organization warned that there could be a shortfall of up to two billion syringes in 2022, which threatens to hamper vaccine efforts globally if production does not improve. The shortages are the result of Covid-19 vaccine campaigns, with billions of more syringes than normal being used worldwide, badly denting global supplies.   The WHO’s senior advisor […]

COVID Vaccination Ages 5 To 11: What Parents Need To Know

COVID Vaccination Ages 5 To 11: What Parents Need To Know

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, Children ages 12 to 17 are already eligible for the Pfizer vaccine; Moderna is authorized for 17 and up; and Johnson & Johnson is authorized for 18 and older. September was the worst month for new COVID-19 cases and […]

vaccination against Covid-19 significantly reduced deaths in Uganda

vaccination against Covid-19 significantly reduced deaths in Uganda

Research done by Makerere university researchers under the institution’s Research and innovation fund during a period when Covid19 infections threatened to overwhelm the health system, shows no deaths were recorded among fully vaccinated patients during the research period. There were also fewer deaths among those who were partially vaccinated. The study, conducted between May and […]

50% of first wave COVID patients admitted suffered a complication.

50% of first wave COVID patients admitted suffered a complication.

The study,as per the Lancet medical journal, included more than 70,000 adults in the UK admitted to hospital with severe Covid-19 disease. Of these, half (36,367 of 73,197) developed one or more health complications during their stay. Kidney injury was the most common complication (24.3%), followed by lung complications (18.4%) and heart complications (12.3%). According […]

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