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Has The Ebola Outbreak Come To An End In Uganda?

Health officials in Uganda have confirmed that the last known Ebola patient in Uganda has been discharged from the hospital, raising hope that the outbreak could end sooner than previously thought. Uganda’s latest outbreak has recorded 142 infections and 56 deaths since it first made news in September 2022. The Ebola outbreak was first confirmed […]Read More

Is The Ebola Outbreak A Threat To Uganda’s Tourism Sector?

On the 20th of September 2022, Uganda officially declared an Ebola outbreak, with the WHO reporting as many as 136 confirmed cases, consisting of 21 probable cases and 53 confirmed deaths This has resulted in some weariness by tourists travelling to the country. Travelling into the country has also been advised against by some countries, […]Read More

Find Out How Much World Leaders Have Pledged To Fight

The United States of America just hosted a conference to discuss global funding for the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “This is an investment that will save another 20 million lives, and reduce mortality from these diseases by another 64% in the next four years,” said US President, Joe Biden. The fund, a public/private […]Read More

Uganda Confirms Ebola Outbreak After Recording First Casualty

The World Health Organization and the government of Uganda have announced an Ebola outbreak following the death of one patient in the Mubende District of the country. The confirmed case, a 24-year-old man, passed away on Monday, days after contracting a rare Sudan strain of the virus, the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) […]Read More

Is West Africa At Risk Of A Reemergence Of The

On Monday, August 21, 2022, the National Institute for Biomedical Research in the Democratic Republic of Congo announced a new case of Ebola virus infection in the country. The new case confirmed in the city of Beni in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, comes barely a month after the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the […]Read More

568 Million Africans Live Without Access To Electricity

According to the World Health Organisation, in its 2022 Energy Progress report, 568 million Africans are living without access to electricity and clean energy. WHO said the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting the progress of universal energy access, designed to attain the Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable […]Read More

COVID-19 Deaths In Africa Estimated To Fall By 94% In

The WHO has said Covid-19 death rates in Africa are expected to fall by up to 94% in 2022, due to increased vaccination, improved pandemic response and natural immunity from prior infections. The recent Covid-19 analysis by the health body showed that estimated deaths in Africa could shrink to around 60 this year, from last […]Read More

How Tobacco Industry Is Causing Huge Environmental Damage

The World Health Organization has warned about the damaging effects of the tobacco industry on the environment, from leaving mountains of waste to driving global warming. The report by WHO on Tobacco waste titled: Poisoning Our Planet, published on Tuesday to coincide with World No Tobacco Day, outlined new findings on the extent to which […]Read More

Cameroon: An Outbreak Of Cholera Kills 140 People In 7

At least 140 people ( case fatality ratio 2%) have died of Cholera in Cameroon since the disease re-emerged in the country last year. According to the Prime Minister on Wednesday, more than 7,000 cases have been reported since the resurgence of the disease in October 2021, with new cases mostly recorded in Littoral and […]Read More

Infographics: Is There A Surge In Measles Cases On A

A new report by the United Nations has warned of a surge in cases of Measles globally, highlighting vaccine reinforcement as the only way to curb the spread of the disease. The Coronavirus pandemic disrupted at least 57 vaccination campaigns in 43 countries worldwide, affecting 203 million people, most of them children. Two years down […]Read More