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EACC | Cancer Treatment Facility to be Set up in Kenya Through Avistas Planning and The Texas Center for Proton Therapy Support

Cancer treatment facility finally to be constructed in Kenya courtesy of Kericho county Governor, Texas center for Proton Therapy, Council of Governors of Kenya, Avistas, and East Africa Chamber of Commerce.(EACC) INTERVIEW: Th...


The New York Times | In Kenya, and Across Africa, an Unexpected Epidemic – Obesity

NAIROBI, Kenya — As she walks through the alleyways of her poor neighborhood, to a job washing other people’s clothes, Valentine Akinyi weathers the jeers yelled at her: “Elephant, elephant, elephant.” She has gotten us...



Contaminated Meat | How chemicals end up on your plate

The Observer — Last week’s crackdown on butchers and fishmongers accused of dousing their meats in inorganic salts and formalin, a preservative for dead bodies, to expand the meat’s shelf life, has resurrected old que...



NY Times | ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony – Uganda’s Strategy for Giving Scarce Morphine to Patients in Pain

Uganda has a strategy for giving scarce morphine to patients in pain. But many poor nations won’t emulate it, over fear of an opioid epidemic. KAMPALA, Uganda — Pain is only the latest woe in John Bizimungu’s life. Rwanda...


Health Watch | Spine Team Texas | Dr. Leonard K. Kibuule, MD Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Discusses Back Pain Treatment

Dr. Leonard Kibuule, spine surgeon, discusses the OLIF, an innovative, minimally invasive spine surgery that is an alternative to the more invasive, traditional spine fusion. Check out this video to learn more about the OLIF th...



Daily Monitor | The story of three young women and why it’s Uganda, not Mulago, that needs saving By Daniel Kalinaki

Rosemary Nankabirwa would have been 38 this year. A beautiful, driven young woman, she died a year ago this week of adrenocortical carcinoma, or cancer of the adrenal cortex. Caroline Atuhirwe, 29, is fighting throat and lung ...



Health Watch Q&A | World Health Organization – Processed Meats Cause Cancer

1. What do you consider as red meat? Red meat refers to all mammalian muscle meat, including, beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse, and goat. 2. What do you consider as processed meat? Processed meat refers to meat that has be...


Health Watch | Are You In Touch With Your Breasts? By Dr. Nandawula Kanyerezi Mutema, M.D.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month world over. It is an annual campaign dedicated to increase the awareness of the deadly disease. According to the World Health Organisation breast cancer is the top cancer in wo...



The Observer | Oskar SSemweya-Musoke – If you live in Uganda, just don’t fall sick

Weekly Observer — My uncle had an accident a week ago. He was riding a motorbike, at dusk, rushing to get home when he lost control and slid off the road after the bright lights of an oncoming truck scared him. We are ba...


Q & A | Meet Dr. Nandawula Kanyerezi Mutema, M.D. | A Diaspora Returnee Who Recently Opened a State of The Art Clinic At The Village Mall

Q & A with Ronnie Mayanja — Dr. Nandawula Kanyerezi Mutema, M.D. is a Diplomate in Internal Medicine, a certified member of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Executive Director/lead Physician at Clinic ...





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