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French Montana Urges Museveni, Kadaga to Increase Health Budget

Moroccan-American rapper French Montana has urged Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga to increase the country’s health budget. The rapper via Twitter asked president Museveni and Speaker Kadaga to consider increasing  the health budget by 15%. He noted that his recent trip to Uganda

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Hope for Cancer Patients as New Cancer Machine is Delivered at Mulago

The newly acquired cancer Radiotherapy machine was finally delivered at Mulago National Referral Hospital on Wednesday evening, giving hope to cancer patients in the country that are referred to the Uganda Cancer Institute for treatment. There was however a delay in delivering the machine at the hospital on Wednesday with reports

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Fake Cancer Drugs Hit Ugandan Market

The National Drug Authority (NDA) has warned the public of two counterfeit cancer drugs that have hit the market. In a statement, NDA spokesman Frederick Ssekyana  said Sutent and Avastin drugs have been on the Ugandan market for an unspecified period of time. The alert was issued after some of the fake

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200 Professionals To Camp At Munyonyo Over Cancer

The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) will host over 200 stakeholders from all over Africa and beyond on August 24 and 25th , 2017 at Speke Resort Munyonyo to discuss cancer under the theme:“From Prevention to end of life care”. Speaking to journalists in Kampala today, Dr. Jackson Orem, the Executive Director

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2000 Buvuma Islanders Get Access to Safe Drinking Water to Combat Diseases

At least 2,000 residents on Buvuma Island, the largest island on the chain, have received 430 water filters from SPOUTS of Water, a social enterprise that produces the Purifaaya Ceramic Water filters. Buvuma Island has one of the highest incidents of water-borne diseases like Bilharzia and typhoid because of poor sanitation

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Leave Your Wives’ Breasts for Children, Ugandan Men Told

A senior official from Uganda’s health ministry has told men to stop competing for their wives’ breasts with babies. Health ministry principal nutritionist Samalie Namukose told cultural leaders during a workshop on breastfeeding. The workshop was held as part of activities to  mark the breastfeeding week, commemorated annually between August 1 and

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Dfcu Bank Increases Support to St. John’s Ambulance Uganda Services

Dfcu Bank Uganda has renewed its support of emergency medical services- announcing an increment in its financial contribution to St. John’s ambulance Uganda. The announcement was made on Tuesday during a press briefing at the St. John’s ambulance services offices on Buganda Road. Addressing journalists at the event, dfcu Bank’s Head of

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UBL Celebrates 71 Years With Blood Donation Drive

In response to Uganda’s nationwide blood shortage, Uganda Breweries Limited, as part of their 71 year anniversary celebrations held a blood drive to raise 71 pints of blood to save lives. The two days drive dubbed #71pintsAt71 was in cooperation with the Uganda Blood Transfusion Service under the 77 Days

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