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Kaguri gives hope to the orphaned

KAMPALA, Uganda – Having lost his siblings to HIV/AIDS in 1996 and 1997, Mr. Jackson Twesigye Kaguri opted to take a leap of faith and help those living positively with HIV/AIDS. He decided to give a hand to the thousands of deprived orphans in Kanungu in south western Uganda.  Kaguri founded the Nyaka AIDS Foundation […]

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1000 benefit from Merck training

KAMPALA, Uganda -Over 1000 medical students at Makerere College of Health Sciences are expected to benefit from an annual European accredited clinical diabetes training programme under the Merck’s Capacity Advancement Programme.  The US-based Merck, is one of the top five pharmaceutical companies in the world with annual revenues of about $50 billion. The training programme […]

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Cooking made healthier

KAMPALA, Uganda–There is money to be made in finding cooking methods that do not severely deplete forest cover and cause respiratory illnesses. That is why developing ever more efficient stoves is a growth area for sometime to come. For millions of households in developing countries, cooking is associated with long hours spent collecting wood and […]

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Almonds keep the heart strong

KAMPALA, UGANDA – In the olden times things such as fruits, nuts, herbs, leaves, seeds and the like were treasured and valued for the great food nutrients they possessed. Today however, consumption of nutritious foods has been replaced with the consumption of fatty and non- nutritional foods. The Almond nut however archaic it may be, […]

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High end scanner for Kampala

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Nsambya Hospital on the outskirts of the city centre took recently took delivery of a new CT Scan to help with diagnostics.    Uganda currently has a shortage of Computerized Tomography (CT) scanners. There are only 12 CT scanners in the country, most of which, including the one at Mulago National Referral […]

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Uganda mental centre underfunded

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Butabika Mental National Referral Hospital  is desperate for money to carry out research. Dr David Basangwa, the Executive Director told the East African Business Week that as  a National referral hospital they are overwhelmed with the increasing number of people suffering from various mental illnesses.  “Some of the causes are not known. […]

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Under-nutrition costs Tanzania 2.65%

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has said Tanzania has been losing an average of 2.65% of its economy due to under-nutrition. GAIN said under-nutrition remains a huge challenge worldwide and according to statistics some two billion people are not eating well. The GAIN’s Director, Matt Freeman told East […]

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Ethiopia-Israel strengthen agricultural cooperation

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia–Israel is working with Ethiopia and other East African countries to improve agriculture by developing new technologies such technologies include but not limited to Computer drip irrigation.  Computer drip irrigation; early warning systems; and thermal imaging; are some of the projects underway.  Farming accounts for half of GDP and 83.9 percent of total […]

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26 African states attend Agrochemicals food testing training

Kampala, uganda–Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is hosting participants from 26 African countries for a four-day Regional Training on Analytical Methods for Veterinary Drugs and Pesticides in Animal Products. The training is sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in collaboration with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and the Ministry of […]

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Technology helping East Africa unlock agriculture potential

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia–Information technology is being utilised more than ever to improve agriculture in East Africa. The sector is responsible for 83.9% of imports and 80% of total employment in Ethiopia alone. Technology-led transformation promotes good business practise and encourages farmers to work collaboratively. On a larger scale, aerial images from satellites, weather forecasts […]