Archives for October, 2018

Scientists have estimated the cost of stopping 11 diseases that could kill millions in a pandemic

Creating new vaccines for these diseases will cost billions, but it may be worth it to avoid the next Spanish flu. One of the best ways to save humanity from a global pandemic in the […]

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Two unborn babies spines repaired in womb in UK surgery first

The operations – which are the first ever of their kind in the UK – were carried out by a team of 30 doctors at University College Hospital in London. The babies had spina bifida, […]

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Game Changer tuberculosis cures 8 in 10

A new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure 80 percent of sufferers, according to a trial hailed Monday as a “game changer” in the fight against the global killer. Doctors in Belarus […]

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Statement on the October 2018 meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee on the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Statement on the October 2018 meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee on the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo The meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General […]

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Press Statement on Final investigations Report on suspected falsified Hepatitis B vaccine found on the Ugandan market in March 2018

The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that it has concluded investigations into the suspected falsified vaccines found on the Ugandan market in March this year. This follows field investigations, laboratory […]

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Suspension of registration of products from the drug registers

Background NDA is mandated to ensure that the population of Uganda has access to safe, effective and quality drugs We received market complaints on quality of different pharmaceutical products. Some of the complaints were related […]

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800,000 people kill themselves every year. What can we do?

In too many places mental health support services are non-existent and those with treatable conditions are criminalized. Bold action is long overdue By the time you finish reading this, at least six people will have […]

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Processed meat linked to breast cancer

Regularly eating foods like bacon and sausages may raise the risk of breast cancer, according to researchers. A review of studies found women who ate high levels of processed meat had a 9% increased risk […]

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WHO calls for increased investment to reach the goal of a toilet for all.

The world will not reach the goal of universal sanitation coverage – where every person in the world has access to toilets that safely contain excreta – by 2030* unless countries make comprehensive policy shifts […]

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