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Medicine

Ugandan Success stories | Meet Dr. Abdullah Kirumira the part inventor of the world’s first rapid-acting HIV diagnostic test.

Dr. Abdullah Kirumira – scientist, inventor and entrepreneur-has been described as “the pioneer of Nova Scotia’s biotechnology sector.” Dr. Kirumira was born in Uganda, and as a child, dreamed of becoming a doctor. At u...


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 ...



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...


New York Times | Desperate Ugandans Seek Makeshift Healers as Mysterious Illness Strikes Young

OJURU, Uganda — Haunted by a merciless and debilitating disease that doctors cannot cure, villagers in this remote enclave in northern Uganda have turned to traditional healers like Alfred Ojara. On a recent day, Mr. Ojara de...



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 ...



Life expectancy rises with AIDS therapy in Uganda

By Kerry Grens  ~  NEW YORK (Reuters Health) –  Ugandan HIV and AIDS patients receiving antiretroviral “cocktail” therapy can expect to live nearly as long as their compatriots who don’t have HIV, a ...




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