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Campaign to block bill on abortion to go to presidents

Ethics Minister Dr. James Nsaba Buturo

A section of Members of Parliament from Uganda are preparing to petition Heads of State from the East Africa Community to stop a proposed law by the regional Parliamentary body to legalise abortion. The contentious bill is titled the EAC Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Bill, 2017 and is sponsored …

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Free Yellow Fever Vaccination

Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Diana (L) Atwine addressing the press

Private facilities authorized to offer service named The Ministry of Health has signed  Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with 21 private health facilities to administer Yellow Fever Vaccination, that has become a mandatory requirement for most travellers. While signing the MoUs at the Ministry’s Headquarters, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine, …

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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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Milk consumption in Uganda still low as Fresh Dairy tips women on benefits of milk

    The dairy sector in Uganda has responded positively to agricultural sector liberalisation policies that took effect in the 1990s with total national milk production growing from 460 million litres in 1990 to 1.6 billion litres in 2011, with per capita milk consumption growing from 16 litres in 1986 …

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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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Bird flu outbreak confirmed after migratory birds in hundreds

  The government of Uganda has confirmed the outbreak of the highly virulent H5N1 Avian Influenza commonly known as Bird Flu along the shores of lake Victoria in Wakiso and Masaka districts. It is the first time the deadly flu is being reported in Uganda. The Ministry of Health says …

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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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