COVID-19

A sample collection site has been setup for COVID19 at the IDI-McKinnell Knowledge Centre, Makerere University in order to ensure safety for health care workers who have been supporting COVID 19 related activities in the country.
Chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, alone or in combination with azithromycin, are widely used for COVID-19 treatment despite no firm evidence of therapeutic benefit.
Scottish clinical and scientific experts are spearheading a campaign to bust myths and combat misinformation in the battle against Covid-19 in Uganda.
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].
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.