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Uganda Shows Progress in NTD Control

Renews Commitment at World NTD Day Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda is making significant progress in its fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of chronic conditions that affect millions of people in the developing world. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), NTDs are caused by a …

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IFAD regional director visits Uganda, promises to support SMEs

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  In a move that underscores the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) commitment to supporting small-scale farmers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in East Africa, Sara Mbago-Bhunu, Director of the organization’s East and Southern Africa Division, recently undertook a critical visit to …

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Marketers shine at Uganda Marketing Excellence Awards

  Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The annual Uganda Marketing Excellence Awards (UMEAs) were held on Friday night at the Kampala Serena Hotel, with Uganda Breweries Ltd (UBL) brands Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker taking home big wins. The event, themed “Celebrating ideas that work,” recognised outstanding performers in the …

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Uganda embraces digital health innovation

National Health Information Exchange Registries Services Components launched Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda is at the forefront of a groundbreaking digital health transformation, harnessing the power of innovative technologies to revolutionise healthcare delivery and address long-standing inefficiencies. The recently concluded Uganda Digital Health Conference 2023, held under the theme …

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EACOP progress highlights impact mitigation

Hoima, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANGWATSA | The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project is making remarkable progress, with construction activities advancing steadily and a steadfast commitment to minimizing its social, economic, and environmental impact. The crude oil project traverses 171 villages across 10 districts of Kabaale, Hoima, Kikuube, Kakumiro, …

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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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