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Uganda engages communities in physical and mental health activities as part of the World Health Day Commemoration

The event was organized at the WHO Country Office in Kololo, Uganda

The Ugandan Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), and its partners carried out awareness-raising and community engagement activities to commemorate World Health Day in Uganda. In line with the theme "My health, my right," these activities included a public sports walk, mass screening for communicable and non-communicable diseases…

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World Health Organization (WHO) and Makerere School of Public Health plan to advance the health research agenda in Uganda

The collaboration has generated a lot of data which complements the support to the Ministry of Health and the global health arena

The World Health Organization and Makerere School of Public Health (MakSPH) are engaged in discussions on how MakSPH may qualify as a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) in Uganda. This came up during the meeting to review the performance of the five-year memorandum of understanding between the two institutions on planning…

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Stakeholders convene in Uganda on responsible use of the life sciences

High level stakeholders’ sensitization meeting for piloting the framework, March 2024

Uganda has taken proactive steps to mitigate biorisks and govern dual-use research by being a pioneer country in the WHO African Region to pilot the Global guidance framework for the responsible use of the life sciences: mitigating biorisks and governing dual-use research (the framework).  The Uganda Office of the Prime Minister…

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General's opening remarks at media briefing – 19 October 2022

While the global situation has obviously improved since the pandemic began, the virus continues to change, and there remain many risks and uncertainties

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening.  Last night I returned from the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany, which this year WHO co-hosted for the first time. I was very encouraged to see the level of commitment from leaders from government, civil society, academia and the private sector for…

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Coronavirus – Africa: Medical Product Alert N°5/2021: Falsified COVISHIELD vaccine

Falsified COVISHIELD vaccine identified in the WHO regions of Africa and South- East Asia

Alert Summary This WHO Medical Product Alert refers to falsified COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 Corona Virus Vaccines (Recombinant)) identified in the WHO African Region, and the WHO South-East Asia Region. The falsified products were reported to WHO in July and August 2021. The genuine manufacturer of COVISHIELD (Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.)…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: Denmark Supports Uganda’s COVID-19 Response with Two Million Dollars

As of today, Uganda has 81 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 52 patients have recovered, and no death

The Government of Denmark has signed a grant worth Two (2) Million Dollars to support the COVID-19 response in Uganda. The grant is to be channelled through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and will go towards the procurement of lifesaving commodities such as…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 9 (29 April 2020)

As of 28 April 2020, a cumulative total of 22 376 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 899 deaths (case fatality ratio 4.0%) have been reported across the 45 affected countries in the region

A steady increase in the number of cases has been observed in the WHO African Region since the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was reported on 25 February 2020 in Algeria. All Member States have since been affected, with the exemption of Comoros and Lesotho where there have…

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Coronavirus - Africa: WHO concerned as COVID-19 cases accelerate in Africa

To contain COVID-19, many countries in Africa are implementing measures, which restrict gatherings and the movement of people

With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not only between African countries but within different localities in the hardest-hit countries. For instance, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where COVID-19 cases were at…

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Press Statement on Yellow Fever in Moyo and Buliisa districts in Uganda

The Ministry of Health has requested for the Yellow Fever vaccines from the International Coordination Group that manages Global Stockpiles of Yellow Fever and Meningitis vaccines

The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public of the confirmation of an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Moyo District in West Nile region and Buliisa District in Hoima region. In Moyo District, there are two confirmed cases, both are males aged 18 and 21 years. The two…

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Guided Self-Help Intervention reduces Refugees’ Psychological Distress and improves Wellbeing in Humanitarian Crises

First randomised trial of its kind finds multimedia guided self-help intervention can be delivered rapidly to large numbers of people in low-resource humanitarian settings by non-specialists with minimal training

A guided self-help approach that provides strategies for managing distress and coping with adversity is safe, and resulted in meaningful improvements in psychological distress and functioning compared to enhanced usual care over three months in female refugees living in a settlement in Uganda, according to a randomised trial involving almost…