Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination decreases risk of acute lower respiratory infection in children <5 years, and enhances immunogenicity of the influenza vaccine [Pediatrics. 2014 Jan;133(1): e73-81].
Welcome to Citizen Science – a new field of scientific research, where science is made responsive to community concerns and needs by engaging the public in research. It was my very first time to see ordinary citizens of Uganda actively engaged by professional scientists to achieve a common goal.
The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared a novel COVID-19 vaccine called mRNA-1273 to begin phase 2 trials with 600 participants.
Of 21 patients with end-stage COVID-19 in China, 6 received convalescent plasma and 15 did not. Nineteen died; 5 of 6 in the convalescent plasma group and 14 of 15 in the control group (p=0.18). One in each group survived.
Uganda is one of the countries with hotspots for emerging and re-emerging pathogens, by being situated at the equator. Before the 2014 West Africa Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, Uganda had controlled and eliminated her largest EVD epidemic not to mention Marburg, plague, anthrax, cholera outbreaks.
Lessons learnt at the IDI Co-pay Comprehensive Clinic, at Mulago National Referral Hospital Complex.
The tortoise is neither lazy nor lacking in understanding. It just lacks the vehicle, the means to get to its destination in time’. These were the words of Naomi (not real name), a psychologist, working as a human resources manager (HR) in an institution I once worked for.