Buikwe – 26 June 2018- The Government of Uganda has rolled out Rotavirus vaccine into the Routine Immunization Schedule to protect children under five years of age from diarrhea. This is the 11th vaccine…Read more
HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2018, Madrid 21-25 October) will provide fellowships to attend and cover the conference to approximately 25 journalists from around the world. The journalist fellowship program is designed to help…Read more
9 MARCH 2018 – CAPE TOWN: WHO has launched new guidance on the role tobacco product regulation can play to reduce tobacco demand, save lives and raise revenues for health services to treat tobacco-related…Read more
The 66th World Health Assembly, consisting of Ministers of Health of 194 Member States, adopted the WHO’s Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 in May 2013.
The action plan recognizes the essential role of mental…Read more
By Emmanuel Opio
Statistics from World Health Organisation show there are one billion smokers worldwide and Tobacco kills seven million people annually.
Media practitioners in Teso sub-region have been asked…Read more
Symposium on Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage in Low and Middle Income Countries opens in Kampala
Over 200 delegates have converged at Serena Hotel in Kampala for a three-day symposium on…Read more
By Richard T. Baguma
When I was invited to the just concluded Symposium on Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage in Low and Middle Income Countries that took place in Kampala,…Read more
By Edgar R. Batte
In 1977 at the age of 14, Tonny Owana lit a cigarette. Although he coughed uncontrollably due to the hostile tobacco inhalation, he was cheered on by peers.
It felt like an…Read more
The economic cost of tobacco use is a well-studied issue in the context of high-income countries. It has been measured in only a handful of low and middle-income countries (LMICs). This is…Read more
19th July 2017 – The “WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2017” tracks the status of the tobacco epidemic and interventions to combat it. The report focuses on monitoring tobacco use and prevention…Read more