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Makerere Student Who Died After Exam Was Poisoned

Details of the cause of death of a Makerere University student who died on Tuesday after sitting an exam have emerged. Joanita Nakalembe was Thursday buried in Kalungu district in an emotional send-off that saw her friends drown in tears while others, grief-stricken, fainted. But a post-mortem report has revealed that Nakalembe

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PHOTOS: Naguru Iran-Uganda Police Hospital Set to be Opened

The Iran-Uganda Health Centre located near Police Headquarters in Naguru, Kampala is set to be opened, The Tower Post reports. The hospital was an offer from the Iranian Red Crescent (Red Cross) in 2007 and the foundation stone was laid in 2010. The Uganda Police gave land for the construction of the

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Carol Atuhirwe Finally Laid to Rest

Hundreds of mourners on Wednesday (June 7th) attended the burial of fallen Ugandan cancer victim Carol Atuhirwe. Carol Atuhirwe was laid to rest at their ancestoral home in Kabaare Village in Ishongororo, Ibanda District. She died of Cancer on Thursday (June 1st) at Narayana Hospital, in Bangalore, India where she had been admitted. Her burial

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NO EBOLA: Suspected Patient Tests Ebola, Marburg Negative

Uganda’s health ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have said there is no Ebola outbreak in Uganda, allaying fears that had emerged after a suspect’s blood samples were sent to Kampala. At the weekend, a woman was transferred from Adjumani hospital to St Mary’s Hospital Lacor and her blood samples

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PHOTOS: Carol Atuhirwe’s Body Arrives at Entebbe Ahead of Burial

The body of Ugandan cancer patient Carol Atuhirwe has arrived in Uganda this afternoon (Monday, June 5th 2017). Atuhirwe who has been in India for close to a year died on Thursday at Narayana Hospital, in Bangalore, India where she had been admitted. She died of cancer of the throat which she

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Blood Sample of Suspected Ebola Patient Sent to Mulago, Patient Isolated

A blood sample of a suspected Ebola patient has been sent to Mulago National Referral Hospital, in Uganda’s capital Kampala. The sample has been taken from a woman from Adjumani in West Nile, currently isolated St Mary's Hospital Lacor. The woman had been transferred from Adjumani hospital on May 31 after showing

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Grief and Anger as Cancer Patient Carol Atuhirwe Dies

Cancer Patient Carol Atuhirwe who won sympathy from and United Ugandans in 2016 has passed on. Atuhirwe succumbed to cancer on Thursday night in India where he had travelled for treatment. In 2016, Atuhaire brought Ugandans together in a fundraising campaign dubbed #SaveCarol where people from different divides joined hands to raise

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US Gives Tanzania $526 Million HIV/Aids Support

US government has renewed its support to Tanzania aimed at reducing HIV/Aids infections in the FY 2017-18. The fund is worth $526m (about TShs 1.2tn). The Communication Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation on Monday issued a statement, announcing that the support will help in HIV testing

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Norvik Hospital on the Spot Over Sexually Abused Patient

A former patient of Norvik Hospital has dragged the hospital to court, seeking compensation of Shs 300 million over sexual abuse by a lab technician. Sharon Nalule claims she was abused by one of Norvik hospital’s lab technicians when she had gone to meet Dr. Simon Nuwagaba, a gynecologist at the

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WHO Travel Costs ‘Outstrip’ Disease Budget

The World Health Organization spent about $200m in 2015 and 2016 on travel, a figure that far exceeds what it spends on public health problems such as AIDS, the Associated Press (AP) news agency has reported. Citing internal documents, AP reported on Sunday that the UN health agency is struggling to

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