Africa will learn from Uganda again, when a newly commissioned continental study on selected pathogenic diseases including Ebola, Marburg, Meningitis, and Lassa Fever is concluded sometime next year.
The study by African Risk Capacity Outbreak and Epidemic (ARCO&E) Programme — a subset of the African Union — seeks to model epidemic risk for the pathogens, optimise early warning systems, create contingency plans for rapid response and open access to quick disbursing financing through a parametric insurance mechanism.
By Wilson Manishimwe
Added 14th March 2018 05:05 PM
According to Dr Godfrey Asea, the director National Crops Resources Research Institute,only a resilient variety could withstand the ‘cocktail’ of constraints such as the armyworm.
WAKISO - Farming experts have urged maize farmers countrywide to adopt drought-tolerant maize to boost food security.
The traps are to help farmers get prepared before the first planting season sets in
KAMPALA - The Government’s plan of commercialising agriculture could be hampered by the increasing incident of pests and diseases.
Under the plan, the Government identified 12 key priority food items for both food security and income-generation through export.
Maize, which is both a food security crop and an economic crop, is being threatened by various pests and diseases.
The President said research has shown that once you are on treatment, there is a reduced chance of spreading the HIV infection.
HIV/AIDS | TOWARDS ZERO
Determined to realize Uganda’s goal to fast-track initiative on ending HIV/AIDS in Uganda by 2030, President Museveni told a high level meeting on AIDS organised by UNAIDS and Co-hosted by Uganda that with research, prevention and experience, it is possible to end AIDS in its totality.
According to the acting director general of the Uganda AIDS Commission, Dr. Nelson Musoba, overall, Uganda is winning the war against HIV/AIDS.
The Uganda AIDs Commission (UAC) recently held their tenth Joint Annual HIV/AIDS Review. The activity aimed at bringing together all partners involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS to review their activities and design a way forward.