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Ugandan Success Stories| Spine Team Texas – Leonard K. Kibuule, MD Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Kibuule joined Spine Team Texas as a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in spinal injuries and disorders. With outstanding credentials and medical training at renowned institutions, Dr. Kibu...


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American samaritan comes to aid of Koome island, Hospital Built for the Remote Myende Landing in Uganda

Residents of the remote Miyende landing site on Koome island are a forgotten people. Koome is made up of 16 smaller islands and is located in Lake Victoria. The dirt roads which are impassable snake through thick forests and th...



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The New York Times | What You Needed to Know About the Ebola Outbreak

How many people have been infected? More than 1,700 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have contracted Ebola since March, according to the World Health Organization, making this the biggest outbreak on record. More than...



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Health Watch | SALT – The Public Health Crisis Hiding in Our Food

IF you have high blood pressure, you’re in good company. Hypertension afflicts 67 million Americans, including nearly two-thirds of people over age 60. But it isn’t an inevitable part of the aging process. It’s better to ...


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Dr. Olivia Kasirye | Sacramento’s Public Health Officer | Using Education to Fight Disease

Sacramento Bee — When Dr. Olivia Kasirye left her homeland of Uganda in 1991, she had just wrapped up an internship as a medical officer at Rubaga Mission Hospital in Kampala. She and the African nation had survived the ...



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The Africa Connected Competition Powered By Google – Help Vote For Eunice Namirembe

The Medical Concierge Group attempts to help communities that have been deprived of quality healthcare and health information in Uganda. Eunice, a Ugandan physician, has built a 24 hour accessible ambulance call center to impro...



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Health Watch | HIV Testing – Why We Should Emulate President Museveni – By Dr. Muniini K. Mulera

Dear Tingasiga –It was great to learn that President Museveni had had his blood drawn for HIV testing. To have done so was a responsible act for himself and for his wife. That alone would have been an important message to...


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Texas | Nearly 500 Bone Marrow Recipients Reunited – Captain Lukiah Mulumba’s Daughter Free of Sickle Cell Disease!

By Karen Grace KENS 5 TV San Antonio, Texas — A heartwarming reunion at Fiesta Texas Saturday was unlike any other. Patients who were told they would never walk or live past a certain age celebrated their survival with ...



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Medical News | Dr Margaret Mungherera Elected World Medical Association Boss

Dr. Margaret Mungherera, president of the Uganda Medical Association, has been elected president of the World Medical Association. Dr. Mungherera, a psychiatrist, will take up office in October 2013 and will serve for a year, ...


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Health Watch | Uganda Fights Stigma and Poverty to Take On Breast Cancer

The New York Times — KAMPALA, Uganda — Mary Namata unbuttoned her dress in an examining room at Mulago Hospital, revealing a breast taut and swollen with grape-size tumors that looked as if they might burst through the ...



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Health Watch | A Call For Support | Join Anne Kiyimba’s Breast Cancer Fundraising Initiative – See Details Below

A couple of weeks ago in Boston, MA, Anne “Annette” Kiyimba was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. An aggressive cancer that has now attacked her main torso. An operation is imperative and has already been scheduled. Her...



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The Kellermann Foundation, Supporting the Batwa in Bwindi through Hope, Health and Education

If you are in Dallas for the Ugandan North American Association 2013 Convention during the Labor Day weekend, August 30, 2013 – September 2, 2013, stop by the Kellermann Foundation booth and learn more about what the organiza...


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Anti Malaria Kite Mosquito Skin Patch Technology To First Get Tested In Uganda

A skin patch that deters malaria-carrying mosquitoes is to undergo field trials in Uganda. The Kite mosquito patch contains chemicals designed to stop the insects detecting carbon dioxide, their main method of homing in on huma...



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Health Watch | IFC Invests in AAR to Improve Health Services in East Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a $4 million equity investment in AAR Health Care Holdings, one of Africa’s leading health care providers. AAR Healthcare will expand its operations to...



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Don’t Miss AAR Health Services At The Boston Business Expo –The solution to your health-care needs. [Your Health Our Priority]

AAR HEALTH SERVICES –The solution to your health-care needs. [Your Health Our Priority] During 2012 changes in legislation placed AAR Health Services under the regulatory umbrella of the Insurance Regulatory Authority and as ...


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Daily Monitor | Pregnant Woman Loses Baby After Being Denied Ambulance

An expectant mother lost her child at the weekend after she was transported on a lorry carrying goats and goods following the alleged refusal of Olujobo Health Centre III workers to grant her an ambulance. Ms Florence Candiru, ...



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Rwanda’s Health Care System At A Glance – What Can Uganda Do to Deliver Better Health Care?

The 1994 genocide in Rwanda destroyed much of the socio-economic fabric of country as well as its health infrastructure. The healthcare system is still suffering in its aftermath. Although the health status of the Rwandan popul...


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Capt. Lukiah Mulumba, UASCRF, to hold First Annual Sickle Cell Conference, July 11th 2013, Kampala, Uganda

Capt. Lukiah Mulumba of Uganda American Sickle Cell Rescue Fund (UASCRF) in Conjuction with Mariam Ndagire and BMK Group will hold the First Annual Sickle Cell Conference. Graciously Hosted by Hotel Africana on July 11th 2013, ...



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AIDS Journey ~ How far we have come ~ “Born in Africa” Philly Lutaaya Documentary Uganda

Philly Bongoley Lutaaya (19 October 1951 – 15 December 1989) was a Ugandan musician who was the first prominent Ugandan to give a human face to HIV/AIDS. Before dying of AIDS, Lutaaya had spent his remaining healthy time writ...



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OraQuick | A First Rapid Home – Use HIV Self Testing Kit Approved

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, a rapid home-use HIV test kit that does not require sending a sample to a laboratory for analysis. The kit provides a test result in 20-40 minut...


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The Washington Post | Fake Drugs Flood East African Markets

By Kathleen E. McLaughlin | KAMPALA, Uganda — In the bustling slums of Kampala, amid dilapidated shacks constructed alongside open sewers, Muwangula Misambwa’s business is booming. Misambwa is one of Uganda’s traditional ...






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