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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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Uganda aims to cut maternal deaths

KAMPALA, UGANDA- Uganda last week launched a major national drive to end maternal and child deaths across the country.As part of the global ‘Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed’ movement, the Vice President Edward Ssekandi, unveiled a sharpened plan that aims to prevent an additional 40 per cent of Under 5 deaths and 26 […]

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Rwanda moves for better eye care

KIGALI, Rwanda–The Rwanda government is improving eye care services as a way to better the living standards of the people.A new strategy has been developed involving training of 900 health workers on eye care treatment by Vision for Africa. The training took part at various health centre across the country. “We had thought of training […]

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New campaign against diabetes in Uganda

KAMPALA, UGANDA-Diabetes continues to claim many lives in Uganda despite not  being a new disease.Previously widely thought of as a rich man’s disease, it now Studies by the Ministry of Health in 2011, based on clinical visits, showed that in the past 10 years, the disease had increased five-fold.  Therefore the  government of Uganda under […]

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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 […]