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African Union Youth Envoy Is Building A Movement

The African Union Youth Envoy is building a movement of youth-led accountability by putting young people central to the response to  COVID-19  pandemic and reform of service delivery architecture.   The African Union Office of the Youth Envoy (OYE) launches a new initiative to empower Pan-African youth advocates. The  African Youth Charter  Hustlers  initiative will engage African youth to lead continental, regional and national advocacy and accountability for the ratification and implementation of the African Youth Charter including progressive youth policies, youth funds and youth inclusion as well as the institution of effective monitoring and reporting mechanisms.   Amid the  COVID-19 pandemic , the African Union Commission remains committed to advocating for the contribution and central role of young people to reform African institutions. Article 16 of the African  Youth Charter  on Health, guarantees the right of African youth to enjoy the best attainable state of physic

MUSEVENI: Use your own car, boda or bicycle

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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Museveni has advised the public to minimize the use of public transport to curb the spread of COVID 19. On Saturday, the Ministry of Health confirmed the first case of COVID 19.  The confirmed case is that of a 36-year-old Ugandan who travelled to Dubai on March 17, 2020, for business and returned yesterday, March 21, 2020. While addressing the nation on Sunday, President Museveni urged people who do not own vehicles or motorcycles to desist from travelling. "If you do not have your car, stay at home because the remaining danger now is public transport. This is where you get people sitting together," Museveni said. He intimated that despite other tough measures that he has already ordered like the banning of all flights into the country and closing all the country's borders, the ban of public transport is proving to be hard. President Museveni says that while he is still trying to find a way to address the risk t

Social Distancing Should Not Bump Social Participation In UHC For Elimination Of TB By 2030

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Re-adjust the way we go to grassroots to conduct health work and livelihood improvement activities. We were anticipating social distancing protocols in place. Diagnosis, prevention, testing, adherence and committed enablers are all about people. We have to identify needs, connect people to opportunities that make them productive. Self-preservation is key. We are a 400 strong Community Owned Resource Persons/Champions advancing quality life. We reach out to 120 communities and between August 2019 to present we have identified 177 TB cases and attached them to TB care. We provide contexts within which adherence and commitment are enshrined. This means keeping in touch and regular administrative meetings as well as reading widely on TB Prevention. We developed what we call our TB Prevention profile after deliberations of TB Prevention/Control Profile Planning Meetings. At the end of the day: Anyone, refugees, local communities and leaders will be directly involved as Champions or Com