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Over 4,000 Teenage Pregnancies Registered in Northern Uganda

Over 4,000 Teenage Pregnancies Registered in Northern Uganda

Human Right Focus Uganda (HURIFO) report shows that 4,062 cases of teenage pregnancies have been recorded in the Acholi sub-region during the COVID-19 Lockdown. Francis Odongyoo, the Executive Director, HURIFO revealed to the source in an interview that the 4,062 cases of teenage pregnancies were collected from the Acholi sub-region, excluding data from Omoro and […]

TikTok CEO, Kevin Maye Resigns

TikTok CEO, Kevin Maye Resigns

The Chief Executive Officer of the Chinese-owned video app, TikTok, Kevin Maye  on 26th August 27, 2020, announced his resignation. Mayer’s surprise resignation cames as a result of sustained pressure from the Trump administration over ties to China. In a letter to  TikTok staff, Mayer said that as the political environment has “sharply changed,” he has […]

Deforestation and Encroachment on ecosystems remains a big environmental challenge

Deforestation and Encroachment on ecosystems remains a big environmental challenge

Water resources, wetlands, biodiversity and ecosystems and forests are what make up a great environment. To preserve and protect them, the NRM government has put strong policies, laws and regulations on how people can manage them. In the Manifesto, the NRM government promised to do the following to preserve the environment. It promised to focus […]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating. In early February, as the UK took a different approach to much of the rest of Europe in its handling of the crisis, Johnson said he was continuing to shake hands with people – even in a hospital in which he said there […]

Coronavirus Cases in Uganda Rise To 19

Coronavirus Cases in Uganda Rise To 19

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in Uganda bringing the total number to 14. Minister of State for Primary Health Care, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu on Wednesday said that two of the five cases are Chinese nationals while the others are Ugandans. All the first nine confirmed cases are […]

China’s National Health Commission Advices Medical Institutions to Use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to Treat Coronavirus

China’s National Health Commission Advices Medical Institutions to Use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to Treat Coronavirus

As scientists race to find a cure and vaccine, China is increasingly turning to its traditional remedies. As of late last month, more than 85% of all coronavirus patients in China — about 60,000 people — had received herbal remedies alongside mainstream antiviral drugs and there was improvement. Chinese government’s push to use Traditional Chinese […]

Public Dialogue on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Uganda

The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH)-Uganda, World Health Organisation (WHO)-Uganda, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Uganda and the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) has organized a Public Dialogue on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) scheduled to take place on Friday 13th March 2020 at the Imperial Royale […]

UN Issues $15m to Vulnerable Countries Fight Coronavirus

UN Issues $15m to Vulnerable Countries Fight Coronavirus

Fighting against Coronavirus, the United Nation’s Central Emergency Fund has donated $15 million to fund vulnerable countries with weak health care systems to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The announcement came as the World Health Organization (WHO) upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak to ‘very high’ – its top level of […]

Coronavirus Cases in Senegal, Morocco and Tunisia

Coronavirus Cases in Senegal, Morocco and Tunisia

Health Ministries of Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia have confirmed the first cases of Coronavirus in their countries, BBC reports. The patient in Morocco is a Moroccan man living in Italy, the Reuters news agency reports, and he is receiving treatment at a hospital in Casablanca, the largest city of Morocco. His health condition is not […]

Should gene-editing be approved for its means or end

Should gene-editing be approved for its means or end

The notion of gene editing has taken phase to maybe advanced thoughts of people who may not be following progress in science and technology, what Bioethicists refers to as bio-technology. Many of us may have probably heard or known about stories of DNA tests that aim at creating identity. This identity is geared to find […]

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