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Saving lives of mothers and newborns

Uganda’s 3rd Safe Motherhood Conference discusses innovative solutions Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda’s Ministry of Health, in partnership with PATH Uganda, convened a three-day conference to address the pressing issue of maternal mortality. The “Safe Motherhood Conference” aim was to share insights, discuss innovative solutions, and strategize on reducing …

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Stop big pharma greed to save lives

Africa is not in  position to sustain the development of the public health sector while it’s held in a pricing vise by Western pharmaceutical companies COMMENT | Penninah Iutung | This is seemingly the same script but a different cast; the profiteering and greed of big pharma know no boundaries. We have …

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Mixed reactions over gov’t plan to compensate Karimojong

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are mixed reactions from leaders in Teso and Lango sub-regions over the government plan to compensate the people of Karamoja for the loss of property and lives caused by some wrong elements within the region. Last weekend, President Yoweri Museveni revealed that the government …

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Politicians unworthy dying for – Archbishop Kaziimba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba has cautioned Ugandans not to put their lives on the line for politicians ahead of the 2021 election. This was part of his message to Christians at the Church of Uganda …

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RWANDA: Electricity changes lives

Rwanda has implemented one of the most comprehensive electrification programmes in the world Kampala, Uganda | JÖRG PETERS | More than 1.1 billion people in developing countries lack access to electricity. Some 590 million live in Africa, where the rural electrification rate is particularly low at only 14%. A lack of access to …

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Running to save lives

By Independent reporter  The annual International Hospital Kampala (IHK) initiative, The Hope Ward Run, is set for Nov. 16, according to a notice signed by the event organisers. Participants will set off at Kololo Airstrip to places that will be made known later. The Hope Ward Run is the International Medical …

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