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Data guru Hans Rosling dies at 68

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP |  Data guru Hans Rosling, a Swedish public health expert famous for combating scientific ignorance with catchy YouTube videos in his mission to promote a “fact-based world”, has died at the age of 68, his foundation announced. Rosling, who described himself as an “edutainer”, was diagnosed …

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Nigerians push for clarity on absentee president’s health

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is apparently unwell. Or he might not be. Either way, it’s enough for his health to have increasingly become a national talking point. The 74-year-old former army general had been due to resume work on Monday morning in the capital, Abuja, …

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Museveni commissions Sh925m Bombo military health facility

  President Yoweri Museveni on  Monday commissioned a modern 25-bed Uganda People’s Defence Forces medical facility at Bombo. The newly built UPDF Officers’ Wing and Intensive Care unit consists of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), maternity and delivery room and general ward as well as VIP suits. According to Col. Bekunda – …

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VIDEO: Margaret Mungherera, 59 loses battle to cancer

VIDEO: Dr. Margaret Mungherera, 59, has died after losing her battle against cancer. She was receiving treatment in India when she succumbed to the illness, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Saturday. Margaret Mungherera was a senior consultant psychiatrist and medical administrator in Uganda. She served before as the president of …

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HEALTH: Modern medicine’s loss

Every day, doctors, nurses and other health professionals are presented with situations that demand empathy and compassion. Whether telling a 40-year-old man with cancer he doesn’t have long to live, or comforting an elderly woman who is feeling anxious, the health professional needs to be skilled in understanding what the …

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VIDEO: Uganda re-assures on Bird Flu

VIDEO: Uganda has moved to restore confidence in poultry products by revealing that the deadly bird flu virus is yet to affect domestic birds. This follows claims that several Ugandans were avoiding the consumption of poultry products as a precaution against contracting the disease. The minister of Agriculture, fisheries and …

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Why Kenya, Rwanda have banned poultry from Uganda

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan and Rwandan authorities said Wednesday they had banned poultry products from neighbouring Uganda, where a virulent H5 strain of avian flu has broken out. “The government banned importation of poultry and poultry products from Uganda with immediate effect,” said Kenya’s agriculture cabinet secretary Willy …

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