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Eating to junk health

As more Ugandans resort to fried snack foods, experts warn of the danger ahead In a queue at a fast food restaurant, two girls are chatting. “I’ve eaten a lot of chaps recently. I need a change today, how are their chips?” One asks her friend. “They are tasty and …

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New look at circumcision

Circumcision figures per year 2010   – 9,052 2011   – 57,132 2012   – 368,490 2013   – 801,678 2014 – 878,109 2015 – 556, 673 On the day he was circumcised, Sylvester Kule was scared and nervous. He is Mukonzo, a traditionally circumcising tribe, indigenous to the volatile Mt. Rwenzori region of …

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Uganda to boost palliative care training

  The Minister of Health Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye has pledged to support the scaling up of palliative care training in Uganda in order to meet the need of the country’s seriously ill, dying people and their families. “Despite major achievements, especially the work of Hospice Africa Uganda over the last …

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OUT PATIENTS: Mulago hospital closes, shifts to Kiruddu

Starting Monday, most of Mulago’s out-patient clinics will move to the newly built Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Kiruddu hospital in Makindye. This, according to the hospital’s Public Relations Officer Enock Kusasira, is to enable faster renovation of Mulago’s out-patients clinics. “We inform stakeholders and the general public that our …

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Tororo shines as Malaria rates drop

As Uganda joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Malaria Day, the Ministry of Health officials have revealed that malaria rates, especially in Northern parts of the country, have dropped. The #WorldMalariaDay celebrations are ongoing in Lira. Tororo in Eastern Uganda, with a prevalence rate of 8%, got …

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Time to focus on sickle cell tragedy in Uganda

With up to 15,000 babies dying annually due to sickle cells, Uganda gets a chance to highlight the struggle it faces by hosting the 6th International sickle cell conference scheduled next month. Uganda hosts the 6th International sickle cell conference scheduled on 25th to 27th May at Hotel Africana.  World olicy …

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Baylor College praised as Uganda marks World Health Day

As Uganda prepares to mark World Health Day with celebrations in Mityana, the US Ambassador Deborah Malac last week visited the Baylor College of Medicine-Uganda Paediatric Center of Excellence (COE). Funded by the U.S. Government through the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Baylor-Uganda leads the way in HIV care and …

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