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Radiotherapy machine finally arrives at UCI Mulago

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After over a year of waiting, the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) will be able to resume radiotherapy services in the country in October. This follows the long awaited arrival of a radiotherapy machine at the institute at Mulago, on Thursday. Reports of a supposed delay “because of …

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Uganda makes significant progress in National HIV response.

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Findings under the Uganda Population HIV Impact assessment survey conducted last year indicate that Uganda’s Hiv prevalence has dropped from 7.3% to 6.0%. The survey indicates that HIV/Aids is now prevalent among adult women and higher in urban areas. The findings released by the ministry …

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Austrian toddler dies left in hot car

Vienna, Austria | AFP |  A 19-month-old boy died in Austria after being left in a hot car by his 17-year-old mother and her boyfriend, police said Thursday. Not wanting to wake him after a long car journey, the couple left the child asleep while they want upstairs for a …

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Belgium to seek compensation in tainted-eggs scandal

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The Belgian government said Wednesday that it would take legal action to obtain compensation for businesses that lost money over insecticide-tainted eggs that were shipped across the European Union and as far away as Hong Kong. The government pledged the civil action as part of several …

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STAYING ALIVE 5: (re)viewed

Staying Alive 5: (re)viewed  UCI AT 50: The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) that started on August 8, 1967 is celebrating 50 years. One of the activities in the month-long celebrations is a launch of a book this week – STAYING ALIVE  – that documents the journey of Uganda Cancer Institute …

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STAYING ALIVE 3: Signs of life

  Staying Alive 3: Signs of life  UCI AT 50: The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) that started on August 8, 1967 is celebrating 50 years. One of the activities in the month-long celebrations is a launch of a book this week – STAYING ALIVE  – that documents the journey of …

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