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Why Africans are Rejecting the Covid-19 Vaccine

Since the mid-20th century, millions of Africans have died from diseases such as smallpox, polio, diphtheria, and tetanus—diseases that used to be commonplace in the developing world. However, while these diseases have been virtually eradicated in Europe and North America, they continue to ravage the continent of Africa. In an effort to curb the spread of these diseases once and […]

ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND HEALTH WORKER SHORTAGES & MOBILITY

Human resources for health team https://www.wemos.nl/en/on-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-health-worker-shortages-mobility/ Reflections on the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel This week, the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) is convening virtually to deliberate on core global health related challenges facing its Member States. Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, a key challenge is the global shortage of health workers and how to […]

The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Health Service Delivery Systems in Uganda

Health services in Uganda are at risk in the COVID-19 outbreak through various mechanisms. Clinicians and direct care givers of COVID-19 patients have a disproportionately higher mortality than the general age-adjusted population. Closure of logistics-related workplaces and transport services interrupts supply lines. Travel bans and reduction in public transportation limit access, and public perceptions of increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection […]

Politics and the Myths Around COVID-19 Pandemic Affecting the Right to Health

A big number of people in Uganda are disregarding the Ministry of Health’s guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures simply because these people don’t feel that there is a real threat hence regarding COVID-19 pandemic as a scum and this is supported by most of their political leaders who have decided to preach drinking of water while themselves opting for wine. […]

Challenge PPPs

Challenging the Role of the Private Sector in Global Health: A Civil Society perspective on “Public Private Partnerships in Health” In November, we analyzed the Private sector in national and global health with other CSOs in Kampala during the Kampala Initiative workshop on ‘How to advance cooperation and solidarity within and beyond aid?’. Afterwards, we jointly launched the PPPS Task group which aims to […]

COVID-19:Civil society open letter, urging Gilead to ensure access to potential treatment

We joined other organizations around the world to demand Gilead to take immediate actions to ensure rapid availability, affordability and accessibility of its experimental therapy Remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19, if the clinical trials results demonstrate efficacy. The FDA granted the request to Gilead on Monday March 30th, 2020. This meant Gilead would have 7 years of market exclusivity […]

Universal Health Coverage Day 2019 (12/12/2019) “Keep The Promise”

PHM Uganda to engage more  the communities through the UHC Day outreach activity. The event was organized by Rural Aid Uganda together with HURIC-Uganda under the PHM– Uganda umbrella with Ngabo Youth Friendly Service Centre and Global Health Corps. The event  was held in one of the typical Kampala Slums—at Katwe sports ground to have an experience sharing event on how people […]

“Beyond aid” – the Kampala Initiative

The Launch Of  the Kampala Initiative More  about the event  follow this link https: https://www.medicusmundi.org/kampala2019/ Since 2016, Medicus Mundi International provides spaces and input for a critical reflection on the role of health cooperation (aid) in people centred national health systems and policies. With the launch of the “Kampala Initiative” through a series of webinars and the Kampala workshop on “How to advance […]

Retroversion Transformation Approach Through community Health Workers

The partnerships contribution towards reverse knowledge innovation is indispensable in global health and development, without them, the global community would have failed to fully acclimate to its ever emerging health dynamics. Reversal Knowledge Innovation refers to the flow of ideas through innovations and inventions from emerging or developing Low Income Nations (LIN) in the global south to more developed High […]