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NSSF gives Ushs370m in health equipment

In its campaign to reach out to the local people and communities in need from different parts of the country, NSSF has so far donated medical equipment worth Ushs370m to a number of health facilities in Uganda. Managers and staff of the country’s premier provident fund were at different locations …

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Manage your weight with Yoghurt

Fresh Diary Yoghurt

Interview by Caroline Microbial, Fresh Dairy Nutritionist on Yoghurt Consumption and Weight Management. What makes yoghurt a wonder healthy food? Yogurt is a unique food, among fresh dairy products. It contains nutri

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New machines to energise TB, AIDS fight

US ambassador Deborah R. Malac hands over some of the donated medical equipment to state Minister of health for general duties Sarah Opendi at the ministry of health

United States government continues to expand its support towards the war on HIV and other related infectious diseases. Last week the United States donated nine GeneXpert machines – which can help detect drug resistant version of TB. The move was hailed as a major step towards containing the spread of …

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Stigma: key contributor to AIDS spread – UNYPA

Participants pose for a photo after the conference

Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV and AIDS (UNYPA) has said that the impact of stigmatizing young people living with HIV and AIDS is the major key contributor to its spread. UNYPA Director, Jacqueline Alesi, said, “Stigma manifests itself in many ways – in the family, in relationships, …

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Blood shortage gets to  worrying levels

Isa Kiralira of the Nile Dialogue cleaning with a colleague

Thousands of Ugandans die every year from preventable conditions because of the unwillingness by majority of the population to donate blood, The Sunrise has learnt. The Director of Uganda Blood Transfusion Services, Dorothy Kyeyune revealed that the country faces a shortage of 140,000 units of blood (41%) of the required …

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10 reasons why you must drink more water

Drinking plenty of water is a healthy habit

As we begin the year, let us think about the single most important nutrient ever – WATER. The body desperately craves water when it is not given enough on a daily basis, but do you know how it negatively impacts the body’s function? Water is imperative to keeping excellent health, …

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Ebola vaccine certain after trial proves highly effective

A nurse walks into a ward for suspected Ebola patients. The disease wrecked havoc in Uganda through several outbreaks

An Ebola vaccine trial that was conducted in Guinea in 2015, has proved highly effective in preventing infection from of the most deadly diseases the world has ever seen, reveal reports by the World Health Organisation and the medical journal The Lancet. The vaccine, called rVSV-ZEBOV, was studied in a …

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Meningitis outbreak confirmed in Nakaseke District

  The Ministry of Health has warned of an outbreak of acute bacterial meningitis in Kinyogoga sub-county Nakaseke District. The ministry says surveillance and laboratory tests by its officials had confirmed that 16 people were infected by the deadly disease. The Ministry attributed the outbreak to overcrowding among infected people. …

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