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KILIFI COUNTY: President Uhuru flaggs off Kenya-Cuba Malaria Vector Control Programme

KILIFI COUNTY: President Uhuru flaggs off Kenya-Cuba Malaria Vector Control Programme

AFRICA, HEALTH, Health Workers, KENYA, MALARIA, Ministry Of Health, WORLD, World Health Organization
Kenya: His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday morning in Kilifi County flagged-off the Kenya Malaria Army and unveiled the Kenya-Cuba Malaria Vector Control Programme. The President, who is the current Chairperson of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), also witnessed a demonstration on the use of Drones for mapping and outdoor spraying of malaria breeding sites. The Head of State was accompanied by Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe, Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi amongst other senior government officials and local leaders.
How Imperative is Marketing in the Vape Industry?

How Imperative is Marketing in the Vape Industry?

HEALTH, Health Workers, Ministry Of Health, WORLD, World Health Organization, Youth
Vaping has gained popularity worldwide as a sustainable, healthy, and efficient alternative to smoking. The primary reason for such explosive sales might be the benefits offered by the product, but vape marketing plays an integral role in the process. Vape marketing has helped the industry introduce flavors and new products to youngsters with alarming ease. Most companies that manufacture vape pens and e-juices target young people as they are a core market group. But, how important is vape marketing to the industry, and can companies go without it?  Here's a look at everything you need to know about the importance of marketing within the vape industry. https://pixabay.com/photos/smoking-cigarette-bad-air-ash-2529858/ Marketing Within the Vape Industry  Over the past...
Look For These 10 Qualities In Your Cannabis Terpenes, Before Adding them to Your Cart.

Look For These 10 Qualities In Your Cannabis Terpenes, Before Adding them to Your Cart.

HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, WORLD, World Health Organization
What are Terpenes? Terpenes are the essential constituents of fundamental oils and are responsible for the aromatic feature of cannabis. Makers utilize separated terpenes to generate the flavors and fragrances of numerous ordinary items, like scents, body items, and even food sources. Terpenes play a fundamental part in plants. In certain plants, terpenes draw in pollinators, while in different plants, they trigger a strong reaction to repulse hunters, like bugs or rummaging animals. A few terpenes assume a defensive role in the plants. They assist the plant with recuperating from damage; others go about as a piece of the plant's safe framework to safeguard the plants from infectious germs. Besides cannabinoids, terpenes outline synergies, the potential of their combined impact and the...
MTN bed donations increase safe deliveries in govt health centres

MTN bed donations increase safe deliveries in govt health centres

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Health Workers, Ministry Of Health, MTN, South Africa, UGANDA, World Health Organization
Mbale,Uganda:Before 2018, Busiu Health Centre IV in Mbale district received about 60 women delivering at the facility every month.  The health centre which at the time had very limited beds tried to house the mothers for at least 24 hours for purposes of medical review in vain.    “Initially we would tell the mother to stay around for 24 hours but when there was no room for the mother to sleep, she would go away,” Dr Maumbe Bernard the in-charge Busiu Health Centre IV narrates.  MTN Foundation led by MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte handed over 10 beds, mattresses, bedsheets and mosquito nets to the district health officer Dr Jonathan Wangisi. The early departure of the mothers from the health centre was one of the reasons why some of the newly born babies died ...
Merck Foundation Health Media Training to be organized virtually

Merck Foundation Health Media Training to be organized virtually

AFRICA, COVID-19, HEALTH, Mauritius, Ministry Of Health, Women Emamanicipation, World Health Organization
PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, July 13, 2021/ -- Merck Foundation Health Media Training will be chaired by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com); Merck Foundation, to announce a call for applications for 6 different awards for Media, Film, Fashion and Music fraternity in Mauritius, Mauritius, Madagascar, and Seychelles to break Infertility stigma and raise awareness about coronavirus. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, in partnership with Media Trust Board, Mauritius to conduct Merck Foundation Health Media Training, particularly for Mauritius, Madagascar, and Seychelles media fraternities. The objective of the training is to emphasize the significant role that media plays to break the stigma around inf...
Health workers cry foul after receiving lesser Covid-19 risk allowance

Health workers cry foul after receiving lesser Covid-19 risk allowance

HEALTH, Health Workers, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA
Health Workers in Gulu Hospital A number of health workers claim to have received less money than expected in unpaid risk allowances. The health workers deployed in the Covid-19 treatment units (CTU) had taken months without receiving their allowances. Last week, a number of health workers received the payment through mobile money instead of their respective bank accounts as it was in 2020. The government committed to pay each health worker in CTU an allowance of Shs 80,000 for each day of work. However, the health workers received only about 70 per cent of the expected pay. A health worker attached to the CTU at Soroti Regional Referral hospital says that she expected Shs 1,680,000 for the 21 days she worked for in May and June but only received Shs 1,175,000 on Friday on her mo...
Court Orders Ugandan Government to Regulate COVID-19 Treatment Costs

Court Orders Ugandan Government to Regulate COVID-19 Treatment Costs

COVID-19, HEALTH, LAW, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA
KAMPALA, UGANDA - Edward Bindhe was diagnosed in early June with COVID-19. Upon consultation with a doctor, he bought drugs off the shelf and stocked up on local herbs. Then, with a collapsed lung, failed breathing and total body weakness, Bindhe, who had just lost two relatives to COVID-19, was admitted to a private hospital. Bindhe, who is continuing to receive treatment as an outpatient, said that while in the ward, a cashier constantly visited his bed reminding him of his accumulating medical bill. “After two days of admission, the hospital told me they needed me to advance some money, 2.5 [million shillings or $750], and I did not have it anyway," he said. "That’s when I was then transferred to the COVID ward. Thereafter, on 29th, like, I started getting better. And the ...
What Uganda has got wrong – and right – in its struggle to contain COVID-19

What Uganda has got wrong – and right – in its struggle to contain COVID-19

COVID-19, HEALTH, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA
Health workers wearing protective suits lower the body of a COVID-19 victim for burial at a graveyard in Gulu, northern Uganda. Sally Hayden/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Last month, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni tightened restrictions in the country following a worrying rise in COVID-19 infections and deaths. The new stringent measures included a 42-day lockdown and restrictions on the movement of people. Public health specialist Gloria Seruwagi reveals some of the critical success factors and issues that the government is missing in its response strategy. How is Uganda coping? Not well, I am afraid. Our health system is quite fragile and was never built for large scale or prolonged critical care. There have been pockets of success building th...
Uganda Loses 37 Health Workers to COVID-19

Uganda Loses 37 Health Workers to COVID-19

COVID-19, HEALTH, Health Workers, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA
Uganda saw an increase in deaths among health care workers last month just as COVID-19 cases increased. Sixteen doctors died of the disease, while others are in intensive care.   Uganda Medical Association believes more than 100 health workers have died in the country because of the coronavirus pandemic since March of last year. Dr. Mukuzi Muhereza, the association’s secretary general, said that number rose sharply last month. “The biggest bit was the last two weeks when we lost 16.  Some people are in intensive care and we are holding our fingers. And 14 were active clinicians and most likely got it from the hospitals.”  The death of 16 doctors coincides with a general rise in COVID-19 cases last month before the country instituted lockdown restrictions. On J...
President Kenyatta commissions five new hospitals in Nairobi

President Kenyatta commissions five new hospitals in Nairobi

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA, Ministry Of Health
NAIROBI, 7th July 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday night commissioned five new hospitals in Nairobi County and directed them to offer 24 hour services to residents. President Uhuru Kenyatta during the commissioning of Mukuru Kwa Njenga level 3 hospital in Nairobi County. President Kenyatta was accompanied by Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Director General, Mohamed Badi. Also present was NMS Chief Officer for Health Dr. Ouma Oluga.  The new health facilities are part of 24 such hospitals being constructed by Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) as part of a broad Government plan to decongest Kenyatta National Hospital, Mama Lucy, Pumwani and Mbagathi hospitals. His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta when addressed the media at State House Nai...
The latest from South African President

The latest from South African President

AFRICA, COVID-19, HEALTH, Ministry Of Health, PRESIDENT, South Africa, WORLD, World Health Organization
H.E Cyril Ramaphosa View this• Monday, 5 July 2021 •Dear Fellow South African, Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic early last year, we have been waging a struggle on many fronts. We have been working to save lives, restore human health and protect livelihoods, and all the while revive an economy that was deeply damaged by the pandemic. As we intensify these efforts in the face of a third wave of infections, we are greatly encouraged by the latest evidence of economic recovery. Last week, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced that we recorded yet another record trade surplus in May, to the value of R54.6 billion. The surplus is due to a 1.5% increase in exports between April and May. Our trade balance surplus has been increasing year on year.  The trade surplus is p...
Former Uganda ICT minister Aggrey Awori is dead.

Former Uganda ICT minister Aggrey Awori is dead.

COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Media, Ministry Of Health, Social Media, UGANDA, World Health Organization
According to Uganda media, the former presidential candidate died on Monday afternoon aged 82. The report of his death was confirmed by Awori's close friend, Peter Oguttu. Oguttu said the former ICT minister passed away at a private hospital in Naalya, Kampala. "He has been sick for about a month and I have been in touch with him until today when his wife, Thelma told me that he has died," Oguttu said according to the Daily Monitor. Awori who was voted the best legislator in the sixth Parliament, lost to  Stephen Mugeni Wasike in the subsequent election. He retired from active politics before President Yoweri Museveni appointed him minister. He was Minister for Information and Communications Technology from February 16, 2009 to May 27, 2011. He attended Nabumali ...
Uganda navigates oxygen shortage crisis amid pandemic third wave

Uganda navigates oxygen shortage crisis amid pandemic third wave

COVID-19, CRISIS, EMERGENCY, HEALTH, Ministry Of Health, World Health Organization
As Uganda undergoes its third wave of the COVID 19 pandemic, the demand for refilling oxygen cylinders has drastically increased. Oxygen provider Roofings Group previously refilled around 40 to 50 cylinders of oxygen per day -- depending on demand, but now refills almost 400 cylinders daily. The stark difference in demains is attributed to hospitals treating coronavirus patients being in need of the life-saving gas during the health crisis. Stuart Mwesigwa, the business development manager at Roofings Group outlines the current state of affairs. "At the moment I’d say we are able to supply according to the demand because on average of 300 to 400 cylinders per day. All that is coming in we are able to refill them at least in a maximum of eight to twelve hours. "However, ...
What is the best face mask to protect from COVID-19?

What is the best face mask to protect from COVID-19?

ADVOCACY, COVID-19, EMERGENCY, HEALTH, Ministry Of Health, World Health Organization
FFP3 (filtering face piece 3) respiratory masks, known in the U.S. as N99, can reduce transmission of COVID-19 by up to 100 percent, according to a study conducted on hospital wards The data, which were collected in 2020 and have not yet been peer-reviewed, indicated there was a significantly larger chance of hospital staff wearing standard-issue surgical masks catching the virus. A previous study showed the different filtration rates of masks. The study by the Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust prompted calls for hospital workers in the UK to be issued with the higher standard face covering. National Guidance currently recommends that healthcare professionals should wear surgical masks, with the exception of a few limited situations.  How...
Government to use Local Herb to treat COVID 19 viral infections

Government to use Local Herb to treat COVID 19 viral infections

ADVOCACY, COVID-19, HEALTH, HERBAL, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA
National Drug Authority (NDA) has approved the use of Covidex, a local herbal medicine as a supporting treatment for viral infections, including Covid-19. Addressing journalists at media centre in Kampala Tuesday, the NDA executive director, Mr David Nahamya said after various assessment and inspection of the factory manufacturing the herbal medicine, they have approved its use to support treatment of viral infections. "After engagements, the innovators have removed unsubstantiated claims that the product treats and prevents Covid-19 and revised it to supportive treatment in management of viral infections. NDA has granted Covidex an approval based on initial assessment, published literature and safety studies conducted by the innovator," Mr Nahamya announced. The product...
Uganda: Govt Sued Over High Covid-19 Treatment Bills

Uganda: Govt Sued Over High Covid-19 Treatment Bills

COVID-19, GOVERNMENT, HEALTH, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA
Government has been dragged to court over failure to regulate the high medical bills being charged by private health facilities for Covid-19 treatment. As the country battles the second wave of Covid-19, several private hospitals around Kampala are charging between Shs3m and Shs5m per day for patients needing oxygen in the intensive care and high dependency units. Likewise, the same hospitals are charging between Shs1m and Shs2.5m for moderate cases per day. And on Friday, a health advocacy organisation, Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and its executive director, Mr Moses Mulumba, petitioned the High Court in Kampala, seeking intervention. Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Health minister, the Attorney General (AG) and the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitio...
IMF approves Shs3.5t loan for Uganda to fight Covid

IMF approves Shs3.5t loan for Uganda to fight Covid

AFRICA, EMERGENCY, HEALTH, Ministry Of Health, PAN AFRICA, UGANDA
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a 36-month arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Uganda in an amount equivalent to US$1 billion (about Shs3.5 trillion) to support the post-COVID-19 recovery and Uganda’ plan to increase households’ incomes and inclusive growth by fostering private sector development. Approval of the ECF arrangement enables immediate disbursement of about US$258 million, usable for budget support, according to a Monday statement issued by the Fund. “This follows Fund emergency support to Uganda under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) in May 2020 of SDR361 million (100 percent of quota or US$491.5 million, see Press Release No 20/206),” the statement issued by the Fund's press officer, Mr Andrew Kanyegirire reads in part Acord...
IMF Executive Board Approves US$1 billion ECF Arrangement for Uganda

IMF Executive Board Approves US$1 billion ECF Arrangement for Uganda

HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva arrives and starts her first day of work at the IMF The COVID-19 pandemic—which led to a global recession and domestic containment measures— has caused economic and social strife in Uganda. It has reversed poverty gains, deteriorated fiscal balances, and put pressure on external buffers.The IMF Board approved a SDR722 million (about US$1 billion) Extended Credit Facility arrangement for Uganda. Approval of the ECF arrangement enables the immediate disbursement of about US$258 million.The three-year financing package will support the short-term response to the COVID-19 crisis and help sustain a post-crisis inclusive recovery. Reforms will focus on creating fiscal space for priority social spending, preserving debt sustainability, strengthening gove...
HOW TO MAKE YOUR MORNINGS FRESH AND HEALTHY WITH CBD COFFEE?

HOW TO MAKE YOUR MORNINGS FRESH AND HEALTHY WITH CBD COFFEE?

HEALTH, Ministry Of Health, World Health Organization
Coffee is that divine drink that keeps many of us sane; even the idea of having it makes us feel more energetic. It is not just the taste, but also the feeling of having it as many times as one wants. Coffee is versatile as it can be made cold or hot depending on the need of the hour. Studies reveal that the average coffee drinkers take 3 cups per day. Image Credits- www.pixabay.com Now coming to CBD, which stands for Cannabidiol, was launched in the United States of America two years ago. Like coffee, CBD is versatile, making it famous among consumers. It is available in various forms ranging from CBD Oil, CBD Gummy, CBD Tincture, CBD Capsules, and many more. You can easily - https://sundayscaries.com/cbd-gummies/on - CBD Gummy or any other product online as well as off...
How to Combat Anxiety With CBD Bath Bombs

How to Combat Anxiety With CBD Bath Bombs

HEALTH, Ministry Of Health, World Health Organization
Anxiety disorder is the most prevalent mental illness in the United States, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADDA). It affects about 40 million people aged 18 and up per year, accounting for 18.1% of the total population. This type of data ignites a recurring query: 'How can one combat/fight anxiety?' While the appropriate response varies depending on the severity of a person's condition, the CBD industry has developed a quick and effective solution. CBD bath bombs are the latest gold rush in the wellness industry. These tiny tub balls are all you need to rebalance your system because they contain all of the splendid and miraculous ingredients. Are you interested in learning more about this fantastic CBD product? Come on, let us explore this new uproar. ...
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