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Health

Health Matters | Action Needed to Reduce Health Impact of Harmful Alcohol Use – World Health Organization

The newly published Global status report on alcohol and health analyzes available evidence on alcohol consumption and provides data in over 100 individual country profiles. GENEVA – Wider implementation of policies is nee...


World Aids Day | Revisiting The HIV & AIDS Story In Uganda

Uganda is often held up as a model for Africa in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Strong government leadership, broad-based partnerships and effective public education campaigns all contributed to a decline in the number of peop...



Another Marburg Virus Outbreak Reported In Uganda

By Robert Muhereza — Sunday, October 21 2012 New case. One more death reported in Kabale as health officials monitor another confirmed case who crossed to Rukungiri, seeking help from preachers. The death toll from an ou...



Charity Walk | Rose’ Journey to raise Funds for the Hope Ward at IHK – October 5th and 6th, Dallas Fort Worth, Tx.

In 1989, as a young girl, Rose Nanyonga was forced to leave her family’s village in Uganda. She was alone and, as a female in Uganda without family protection, she had little hope. At the root of her forced departure was a co...


UGANDA: Human trafficking drive needs rescuing, Diaspora Impact

KAMPALA, (IRIN) – Uganda set up a national human trafficking task force in April, but a national action plan to combat trafficking – originally due in June – could be delayed for months as officials take stock...



Press Release | Ugandan Advocate for HIV/AIDS Orphans Named a 2012 CNN Hero

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Okemos, Michigan – June 22nd, 2012. CNN Heroes are “Everyday People Changing the World,” people who are making extraordinary contributions to those in need. Twesigye Jackson Kaguri has been named a 2...



Ebola outbreak suspected among Uganda prisoners

By David McKenzie, CNN ~ Kagadi, Uganda (CNN) — The hospital at the center of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda is now dealing with 30 suspected cases, including five from Kibaale prison, Dr. Dan Kyamanywa said Thursday. Three...


New York Times | In Uganda, an AIDS Success Story Comes Undone

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s sharp reduction of its AIDS rate has long been hailed as a Cinderella success story, inspiring a wave of aid programs and public health strategies to fight the disease across the developing world....



Dr. Scott Kellermann is the WINNER in the West Region for Volunteer of the Year for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards!

Dr. Scott Kellermann is the WINNER in the West Region for Volunteer of the Year for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards! Many, many thanks to all who voted and spread the word in support of this tremendous honor. Next a judges’ ...


CNN | Ugandan officials, International experts tackle New Ebola outbreak that has killed 14

(CNN) — The outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever that has killed at least 14 people this month in western Uganda initially went undetected because patients did not show typical symptoms, according to the nation’s hea...



Dr. Scott Kellermann has dedicated his life to the Ugandan Batwa Pygmies: Helping them move From Poverty to Self-Sufficiency

Dr. Scott Kellermann has been selected out of 2400 nominees as a U.S. Western Region Top 5 Finalist for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards. The CLASSY Awards Ceremony is the largest philanthropic recognition ceremony in the U.S., cel...



World Sickle Cell Day Commemorated in Uganda – Sponsored by UASCRF

The world celebrated International Sickle Cell Day on June 19th 2012, however in Uganda these celebrations were held on Saturday June 16th 2012 at Mulago Hospital sickle cell clinic. The celebrations in Uganda were organised...


Ugandan Students Win Award For Pregnancy Scan Machine

WinSenga Three students of Makerere University of Uganda have invented a pregnancy scan machine that has already won an award, Ventures Africa has reported. Aaron Tushabe, Joshua Okello and Josiah Kavuma, all sophomores of the ...



Katheryne Fuller, Aide to “The Amazing Race” Producer killed by drugs, fined in Uganda

Assistant producer Katheryne Fuller of the U.S. television show “The Amazing Race” is assisted by Brad Nathanson (L), a private South African investigator, and her father Steward Fuller (R), as she departs the court...



Ugandan bomb victim on road to recovery, helped by Austin nonprofit, local doctors

By Mary Ann Roser, AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ~ Evelyn Apoko was 12 in July 2001 when rebel fighters in her native Uganda kidnapped her. They stole her childhood, and three years later, Apoko lost something just as precious — p...


In South Sudan women shun hospitals despite childbirth risks

By Jocelyn Edwards, Special to the Star ~ Lushi Rashid throws her arm up in the air, stretches out on the yellow sheets and ululates in pain. “Jiijiijiiijiii,” she cries as the contractions grow stronger, emitting the high...



UGANDA: Mothers-to-be most at risk from inadequate health budget

KAMPALA,  (IRIN) – The shortage of health workers in Uganda is a “crisis”, says the Minister of Health, and activists say expectant mothers are bearing the brunt of the country’s staffing deficiency. Ju...


UGANDA: New facility to concentrate on cancer

KAMPALA, (IRIN) ~ Uganda has one of the highest rates of infection-related cancers in the world. Exploring the links between infections and cancer will be one of the main roles of a new research and treatment centre in Kampala,...



Global Soap Project Founder, Derreck Kayongo Named CNN Heroes Top 10 Finalist!

Top 10 CNN Heroes ~ For the 5th year, CNN has asked its viewers for nominations for their everyday “heroes” – people that make a difference in the world. This year, one of our supporters, Jack Harvey, from Knoxville, TN n...



Help World Children’s Initiative build a children’s heart hospital at Mulago

By Teddy (TMS) Ruge ~ Fellow Ugandans, As a creative consultant, it is not often that I get to work on a project that both pays me and also contributes to the development and well-being of Uganda. I would like to introduce you...


A Ugandan Born Pediatrician, Dr. Joy Lawn, Comments on US Newborn Death Study

By ANITA SNOW – NEW YORK (AP) | Study: US  newborn deaths on par with Qatar ~  Pediatrician Dr. Joy Lawn credits a quick-thinking midwife with saving her life when she was born in northern Uganda more than four decades...






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