Dr Suresh Rao, a renowned cardiologist and Director, Children's Heart Centre and Consultant, Paediatric & Congenital Heart Surgeon at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute- Mumbai
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Senior Indian Heart Surgeon to Conduct Free Children Heart Camp in Kampala

An Indian delegation of doctors, led Dr Suresh Rao, a renowned cardiologist and Director, Children’s Heart Centre and Consultant, Paediatric & Congenital Heart Surgeon at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute- Mumbai are set to hold a health camp focusing on Paediatric Cardiology, Cancer and Orthopaedics. The two-day free health camp has been […]

Noon Briefing Guest, Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
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Peace, Stability not possible without rural development, says IFAD President ahead of Paris Peace Forum

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) President Gilbert F. Houngbo will, at this week’s Paris Peace Forum, ask global leaders to consider the crucial role that increased investment in rural areas of developing countries can play in addressing the root causes of conflicts. The Forum, running from November 11 to 12, brings together more than […]

Since 2017, violence has escalated in several areas, the number of attacks against civilians and aid workers is on the rise
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International neglect of CAR will lead to new catastrophe – refugee agency

“The international response in the Central African Republic (CAR) is a recipe for failure. The humanitarian and political neglect will throw the country back into renewed cycles of violence,” Norwegian Refugee Council Secretary General Jan Egeland has warned. Since 2017, violence has escalated in several areas, the number of attacks against civilians and aid workers […]

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Women At Risk International Foundation Goes Live with SAP® People Connect 365 to Transform Africa Women’s Lives

SAP SE has announced that the Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF), a nonprofit that combats sexual violence, rape and human trafficking of girls and women across Nigeria, has gone live with the SAP® People Connect 365 mobile service from the SAP Digital Interconnect group. Using automated keywords, templates and workflows along with channels such as SMS and […]

More than 100 radiologists and radiographers from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have been trained on “Interventional Radiology” by GE Healthcare
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General Electric trains 100 radiology professionals on latest medical imaging technologies

More than 100 radiologists and radiographers from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have been trained on “Interventional Radiology” by GE Healthcare, introducing participants to the latest techniques and technologies on medical imaging. Leading institutions have recognized the value of intra-operative imaging to help clinicians confidently and more completely resect tumours that previously seemed inoperable. Andrew Waititu, […]

Ecobank Academy, a corporate university of the leading independent pan-African banking group in collaboration with Ecobank Foundation, has launched an innovative development
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Ecobank enhances Africa’s health systems through financial training

Ecobank Academy, a corporate university of the leading independent pan-African banking group in collaboration with Ecobank Foundation, has launched an innovative development programme aimed at improving Africa’s health systems through rigorous financial management, effective leadership development and sound implementation capabilities. The programme was co-designed by Ecobank Academy and The Global Fund with support from leading […]

2018 Anzisha Prize Finalists
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Ugandan wins $12,500 at 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards

Joan Nalubega, 21, from Uganda has emerged second-runner up at the 8th annual Anzisha Prize awards gala. This was announced by the Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy in an October 30 statement. Nalubega is the co-founder of Uganics, which produces mosquito-repellent soap to combat malaria in Uganda. With the US$12,500, she will conduct a certification study […]

Clients who accessed the Nyumba Smart Loan were able to invest in water and sanitation improvements
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Microfinance Helps Improve Living Conditions in Kenya – Report

Low-income people in Kenya who obtain innovative microfinance loans to improve their housing also experience a significant increase in their quality of life. This is according to a new report from Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter. The report is an impact evaluation study of the Building Assets, Unlocking Access project, a partnership […]

Makerere University Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe talking to French Ambassador to Uganda Stephanie Rivoal
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Support Minority Groups to Overcome Poverty, Government Advised

Development experts have noted that Uganda may not achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals unless government implements programmes and policies that support minority groups to overcome poverty. The experts argue that without supporting the women, youths and Persons With Disabilities to improve their social welfare, the country’s development will be slow. The remarks were […]

First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, was Chief Guest at a ceremony inaugurating the PET-CT scanner. Also in attendance were Dr Jackson Kioko, Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, and other dignitaries.
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Agha Khan University Hospital invests Ksh600 million to fight cancer

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi has announced that it has invested more than KES 600 million to become the first hospital in the region to introduce a state-of-the-art technology that will improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease and other diseases. The Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scanner and Cyclotron is the first […]

WFP activities are designed both to address immediate food needs
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AfDB, World Food Programme Join Hands to Help South Sudan Fight Hunger and Malnutrition

The South Sudan government on October 24 received a contribution of US$ 43.57 million from the African Development Bank for the implementation of the country’s Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP). The project is designed to enable the Government meet the country’s growing food and nutrition needs, while building community resilience, as hunger reaches unprecedented […]

Egypt's Investment Minister Sahar Nasr (L) and President of the EIB Werner Hoyer (R) after the signing of the Kitchener Drain deal (Photo: eib.org)
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European Investment Bank gives EUR 214m to improve access to sanitation services in Egypt

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a governmental agreement with the Egyptian government for EUR 214m to support the Kitchener Drain depollution project. The new financing is part of the EIB’s Economic Resilience Initiative (ERI) and will improve the sanitation and solid waste services for about 6 million people in the Nile delta region. The […]

dfcu Bank hands over Shs20 cheque to Prime Minister of Obwa Kyabazinga bwa Busoga
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dfcu Bank gives Shs20m Towards Clean Water Access for children in Busoga

At least 4,000 children in Busoga region will have access to reliable, clean and safe water in the coming months following dfcu Bank’s contribution of Shs20 million towards a Clean Water initiative by the Obwa Kyabazinga bwa Busoga. The initiative seeks to invest in integrated and appropriate WASH solutions focusing on improving access to reliable, […]