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Africa CDC and MTN accelerate fight against COVID-19

Africa CDC and MTN accelerate fight against COVID-19

COVID-19, DISEASE, HEALTH, MTN, UGANDA
with “One More Push” Campaign The ‘One More Push’ Campaign is aimed at complementing the ‘Adapted Africa Joint Continental Strategy for COVID-19 Pandemic’ of the African Union The campaign is a motivational call across the region to inspire the masses to keep up the fight against covid 19 through strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs as well as vaccination to foster herd immunity Tuesday,13th July 2021: Kampala- Uganda; MTN Uganda has today rolled out yet another campaign dubbed ‘One More Push” with the aim of strengthening masses in the fight against the deadly COVID-19. The “One More Push” campaign is spearheaded by The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, (Africa CDC) and pan-African operator MTN Group. The joint campaign is meant to encourage people across the c...
Flu vaccine protects against severe effects of Covid-19: Study

Flu vaccine protects against severe effects of Covid-19: Study

COVID-19, DISEASE, HEALTH, VACCINE
An analysis of nearly 75,000 Covid-19 patients from around the world strongly suggests that the annual flu shot reduces the risk of stroke, sepsis and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in them People who are vaccinated against influenza may be partially protected against many severe effects of COVID-19, and are less likely to need emergency care, according to a large-scale study. An analysis of nearly 75,000 COVID-19 patients from around the world strongly suggests that the annual flu shot reduces the risk of stroke, sepsis and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients with COVID-19. Patients with COVID-19 who had been vaccinated against flu were also less likely to visit the emergency department and be admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), the researchers said. "This finding i...
Treatments targeting the liver could treat type 2 diabetes

Treatments targeting the liver could treat type 2 diabetes

DISEASE, HEALTH
Researchers have investigated the link between fatty liver disease and key markers of type 2 diabetes in mice.The results suggest that reducing production of the neurotransmitter GABA in the liver could normalize blood glucose levels, decrease appetite, and lead to weight loss.The researchers say that the treatment pathway may exclusively work among people with obesity. Type 2 diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels caused by insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose enter cells, where it can be used for energy or stored for future use. Insulin resistance happens when cells in the body do not respond well to insulin and thus do not remove glucose from the blood. In type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance also increases the body’s production of ...
NIGERIA: Plateau records 953 cholera cases, 14 deaths

NIGERIA: Plateau records 953 cholera cases, 14 deaths

CHOLERA, DISEASE, HEALTH, Nigeria
L-R: Plateau Commissioner for Health, Dr Nimkong Lar(Left), commissioner for Information and Communication Mr Dan Manjang, and the Commissioner of Finance, Dr Regina Soemlat, at a press briefing at the end of the state executive meeting, on Wednesday at Government House Jos Plateau state has recorded 953 cases of Cholera, 14 deaths, 910 discharged cases, while 29 patients are receiving treatment in various health facilities across the state. Commissioner for Health, Dr Nimkong Lar disclosed the figures at a press briefing at the end of the state executive meeting on Wednesday at Government House Jos. He said the disease, which was previously recorded in Jos North Local Government, has spread to 13 local Government areas, requiring concerted efforts to address. Lar said that th...
Celebrating World Vitiligo Day

Celebrating World Vitiligo Day

DISEASE, HEALTH, VITILIGO, World Health Organization
Health, Dr Tatenda Simango Vitiligo research foundation THE first World Vitiligo Day was held in 2011 and has since become an annual event. Vitiligo is a disease that causes loss of skin colour in patches. The campaign was born from the determination of non-profit organisations Vitiligo Research Foundation (VRF) (USA) and Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation (VITSAF) (Nigeria) and their supporters across the world, to bring this “forgotten” disease into the public eye and to shine a light on challenges faced by those suffering from vitiligo. Over the years, its purpose has broadened from raising awareness of vitiligo to include recognition of the bullying, social neglect, psychological trauma and disability of millions of people affected by vitiligo. An estimated 100 mil...
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