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Deadly medical technology

By Nicole Namubiru If more attention is given to advanced technology, there will be fewer unnecessary deaths, experts say Despite a slight increase, the allocation to the health sector in this year’s budget has not impressed sector enthusiasts. While it increased from Shs 1.1 trillion to Shs 1.2 trillion, the …

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Medical negligence

By Flavia Nassaka Know what will lessen your risk The High Court in Kampala recently awarded Shs450 million in costs and damages to a mother whose baby suffered brain damage during delivery at Mulago National Referral Hospital.  The Judge ruled that Mulago Hospital should compensate Sarah Watsemwa Goseltine because its …

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Secrets of Kasese’s river of death

By Ronald Musoke “Whenever it shines a lot, usually it is an indication that someone will drown in the river,” says Janet Kyakimwa. The 35 year old woman knows a thing about River Nyamwamba in western Uganda on the edges of the Rwenzori Mountains. READ ON….   Secret of Kasese’s …

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How bad can UTIs get?

By Flavia Nassaka Doctors give tips on handling infection By Flavia Nassaka One in two women and one in 20 men will experience a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)  at some point, with varying degrees of severity according to how far the infection spreads, says Dr. EvaristeBaruga,a urologist based at the …

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Cleaning up Oil

By Ronald Musoke In 2009, the international independent oil and gas exploration firm, Heritage Oil, then based in Calgary Canada, needed a site to dump thousands of tonnes of oil waste from its exploration activities in Uganda. It was sinking prospecting wells in the northern Uganda area of the Albertine …

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Death on wheels

By Flavia Nassaka Health experts, public health advocates worry as road accidents take a heavy toll on population From April 20, Michael Haglund, a professor of brain surgery at the US based Duke Global Health Institute, started conducting surgery for different brain and head complications at the Neurology Department of …

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Noise pollution

By Nicole Namubiru Are you exposed to these danger signs? As I write this article, there is a sharp metal-on-metal grinding noise outside my office window. I suspect it is an electric metal grinder. It could be an electric saw cutting timber. I can also hear someone nailing something.  Farther …

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