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Experts suggest DNA tests should be done during pregnancy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts attending a dialogue on ethics in the use of emerging medical technologies for DNA testing have expressed need for a stringent policy that provides for doing paternity tests in early childhood or never. Speaking at a meeting held at Uganda Management Institute on …

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Archbishop Kazimba calls for stronger laws on children rights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Dr Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu has called for the strengthening of laws for the protection and promotion of children’s rights in Uganda. The Archbishop made the call on Wednesday at Sanyu Baby’s Home during the launch of November …

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Empowering underprivileged children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In an inspiring display of social entrepreneurship, Allan Kato has made a significant impact on the lives of underprivileged children in Kampala. His dedication to creating positive change led to the establishment of the Allan Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2019. Through …

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Archbishop Kazimba rejects supply of contraceptives to children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Dr. Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu has said that the church will not allow girls below  18 years to access contraceptives. Speaking at the 24th Graduation Ceremony at Uganda Christian University in Mukono on Friday, Kazimba said that …

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Germany lacks childcare spots for 299,000 young children: study

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | Germany is grappling with a shortage of childcare spots for 299,000 children aged three or younger this year, according to a study published Friday by the German Economic Institute (IW). “While birth rates have been declining for two years, the childcare situation is unlikely to ease …

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Ideas for reducing primary school dropouts

A whopping 60% of children failing to complete just seven years of primary school is very serious matter COMMENT | PETER NYANZI | When the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) released the timetable for this year’s final examinations recently, some of their statistics left me really disturbed. According to UNEB, the …

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FIFA Foundation puts focus on children in community in 2024

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | FIFA Foundation started its 2024 community program on Friday, aiming for positive changes from football around the world, especially to children and young people within the communities. According to reports from football’s world governing body, 114 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were accepted onto the program in 2023. …

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Over 2 mln children displaced in Sudan: UNICEF

United Nations, US | Xinhua | More than 2 million children were forced from their homes in the four months of the Sudan conflict, said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday. And close to 14 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian support. Many face multiple threats and terrifying …

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