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Make blood donation compulsory

Good samaritans donating blood have become rare in Uganda

The revelation by the Director of Uganda Blood Transfusion services that Uganda faces a shortage of 140,000 units of blood (41%) of the required amount of blood every year which has resulted into the death of thousands of Ugandans got me puzzled. If there is a shortage of blood and …

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Uganda’s economy in 2017

Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanue Tumusiime Mutebille

Analysis, projections and risks everyone needs to know! Ugandans have lived through difficult economic horizons. However, 2016 will be remembered for quite a time. It has been a year many Ugandans could not wait to end, for a number of reasons. First,it started with difficult political questions.Traditionally election years in …

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Pregnant students should not be tolerated in schools

Pregnant at school

I totally disagree with the new law, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is planning to set up in rescue of young girls who are expelled from school because of pregnancy. According to a clause in this law, schools will be banned from expelling pregnant students from school. The law …

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Marie Stopes: vital to fill void left by US funding withdrawal

Pregnant and in school

Available statistics from Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) show that it is giving a valuable contribution to our health services. Of the nearly one million people it has provided with family planning services, especially in maternal and reproductive health, nearly 400,000 unintended pregnancies have been prevented; about 90, 000 unsafe abortions; …

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Politics of school fees

Minister Dr. John Muyingo

Can politicians or bureaucrats who own private schools regulate the education sector?   This week, schools started the new term and the New Year. Like it has been the case since 2008, schools increased fees children pay to attend classes and other activities. Throughout the week, social media were awash …

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