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Uganda Turns 60: A Look Back at a Country’s Progress

Uganda gained its independence 60 years ago and for that we need to celebrate however we cannot celebrate our independence without asking the question as to whether the right to health in Uganda is not shadowed by neocolonialism. Our health funding mostly depends on the donor aid which only further hurts the right to health because it is character specific […]

Traditional Birth Attendants in Uganda: Why They’re Preferred Over Professional Health Service Providers

Traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in Uganda are lay persons with minimal or no formal health training who assist during pregnancy, childbirth, and the immediate post-partum period. The History of TBAs As recently as the early 1900s, hospitals were non-existent for most people living in Uganda. With few options, people used traditional methods to deliver babies and care for illness. Today […]

Suicide Prevention in Uganda: A Growing Crisis Among Young People

Suicide rates have been steadily rising worldwide, but they’re growing at particularly rapid rates in certain regions of the world, including Africa. In Uganda, suicide rates have gone up by as much as 30% in recent years, and the country now ranks among the top 10 countries in Africa with the highest suicide rates. Young people are particularly susceptible to […]

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 […]

Short Course on Struggle for Health-PHM

The International People’s Health University (IPHU) of the PHM is organizing a short training course “The Struggle for Health” for young health activists. The course is being organized jointly with Amel Association International and Gender, Justice, and Health Thematic Group of the PHM. The IPHU short courses enable younger health activists to make new connections, share experiences, and study together. […]

How Cyberbullying Impacts Mental Health

Depression A study found that cyberbullying is directly linked to an increased likelihood of depression. The main reason is that cyberbullying victims often cannot bear the continuous burden of online bullying. Moreover, in the long run, depression also could increase the risk of getting a number of diseases. erode self-esteem People who have been abused online can become doubting themselves […]

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. […]