Prudential To Cover COVID-19 Expenses For Its Customers

Insurance firm Prudential has announced a cash pay-out to its customers, should they unfortunately be diagnosed with Covid-19. The firm said the pay-out is intended to help victim’s family manage expenses while they are in recovery. In addition, if a customer is admitted to a hospital with Covid-19, Prudential will provide a daily allowance at no extra cost to the client. Covid -19 is impacting everyone and all aspects of our lives, said Arjun Mallik, Managing Director, Prudential East Africa. ‘In times of uncertainty, it is important that an insurer deliver on its promises. For nearly two centuries, Prudential has…
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PICTORIAL: 5,000 Kampala Vulnerable Families Get COVID-19 Relief Aid

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has put many people, especially the poor, into an enviable position as the country slowly but systematically locks down. Many families in Kampala live under what is famously known as hand to mouth and with the restriction enforced on movement and work as a means of curtailing the spread of the virus, many families are struggling to feed. In the spirit of giving and sharing, Ruparelia Foundation and Cedric Babu Ndlima, who is eying the Kampala Central MP seat organized a three-day tour of Kampala suburbs and delivered relief items like food, health kits to…
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NGO Wants Govt To Offer Special Allowances, Insurance To Professionals On COVID19 Frontline

Uganda’s battle against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) gets more tasking each day as new cases are discovered by the ministry of health and Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). As of midday Tueday, Uganda had a total number of 33 COVID-19 cases undergoing treatment and no death recorded. At the centre of this battle are medical personnel like doctors and nurses, people in security agencies and journalists who ensure that the masses continue to be updated of the latest developments. These people risk contracting the disease while on duty. And for that matter, Centre for Budget and Tax Policy (CBTP) has suggested…
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Ruparelia Foundation, Cedric Babu To Carry Out Citywide Coronavirus Sensitization Tour

As the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to rise in Uganda, the need for the wanainchi to access all information there is to know about the strange diseases also increases. In the same spirit, Kampala Central constituency aspiring Member of Parliament Cedric Babu Ndlima has teamed with Ruparelia Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ruparelia Group to tour parishes in Kampala and extend their love and support to these communities in these trying time of coronavirus. The parishes to be visited during the tour which commences Saturday 28th March 2020 include Kamwokya, Mengo, Kagugube, Bukesa, Nakivubo, Shauriyako, Industrial Area,…
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COVID19 Forcing Hotel Owners To Close Businesses, Sudhir Shuts Down Speke Resort, Commonwealth Resort

Ruparelia Group which runs the Speke Group of Hotels is taking no chances on the safety of its employees and customers amidst a glaring global deadly pandemic, the coronavirus disease, trending as COVID-19. The chairman of Ruparelia Group Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia has in an interview with CEO East Africa Magazine revealed that he will be closing down Speke Resort and Conference Centre and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort on Friday and then Forest Cottages in Naguru and Dolphin Suites in Bugolobi. "It is really bad. We have decided to close Speke Resort and the Commonwealth Resort. We will reopen once corona issue…
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Public Transport Banned In Effort To Contain Coronavirus In Uganda

President Yoweri Museveni has headed to the advice that Uganda should ban uncontrolled movement of people in the country using public transport means as a measure to curb the spread of coronavirus disease also known as COVID19. This means that life continues to get harder each day for Ugandans as the country continues with the efforts of combating the coronavirus disease which has ravaged the entire globe. A few hours after the ministry of health announced that the country had registered five new COVID19 cases, President Yoweri Museveni in the latest address to Uganda banned the use of all public…
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KISU Tips Parents On How To Help Children Manage The Stress Of COVID-19

While the world struggles to contain the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) which has claimed over 10, 000 lives globally, parents and guardians need to be aware of the traumatic impact the killer virus is having on their children. The pandemic caused by the coronavirus has left thousands of parents and siblings bedridden or dead. Children are witnessing so much pain, anguish and death that it is inevitable for them to be left stressed and traumatic. And because places where they can get professional psychological help like schools, health facilities have been forced to close, parents have to deal with ensuring that…
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Uganda’s Health Ministry Announces 8 New Coronavirus Cases

The Ministry of Health has announced that Uganda has registered eight (8) new coronavirus (COVID19) cases, taking the total tally of cases in the country to nine (9). Uganda announced it's first case Saturday night. “All the 8 cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai, UAE.; 2 on the 20/03/2020 & 6 on the 22/03/2020 aboard the Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines flights,” the minister for health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said at a midnight press conference. The minister revealed that to date, a total of 2,661 travellers including Ugandans identified as potential risk have been either under self-quarantine…
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Uganda Announces First Coronavirus Case, A 36-Year-Old Ugandan Male

Uganda’s minister for health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has announced at a press conference held late-night Saturday (Sunday morning) that a male traveller returning into the country tested positive for COVID-19 also known as Coronavirus. The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that Uganda has confirmed her first case of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Dr. Aceng said in a statement she read to members of the press. “The confirmed case is a 36-year-old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai today, Saturday 21st March 2020 aboard Ethiopian Airlines at 2:00 am. During the screening process at the airport,…
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Health Ministry Confirms No Coronavirus Patient Was Evacuated From Royal Plaza

The Ministry of Health has said no suspected Coronavirus patient was evacuated from Royal Plaza, a building located downtown Kampala, contrary to false social media reports. The senior Public Relations Officer at the health ministry Emmanuel Ainebyoona in a statement said that the Ministry of Health surveillance team received an alert from Royal Plaza of a lady suspected to have COVID-19 infection. The alert was raised by workers at the premise who indicated that the lady had remained rocked in her room for about one week without coming out. “Contrary to the various social media posts that have been circulating,…
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Always, Pampers Maker Procter & Gamble Vows To Expand Investment In Uganda

Procter & Gamble (P & G) President for Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa (AMA), Suranjan Magesvaran met with Hon Minister Esther Mbayo at the Statehouse in Kampala last week. This was in re-affirmation of Procter & Gamble’s time and expanded investments in Uganda. Some of P & G’s products in Uganda are Ariel, Always, Gilette, Pampers and Vicks among others. The Procter & Gamble Company, founded in 1837 by William Procter and James Gamble, is an American multinational consumer goods corporation headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
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Hospitals, Schools Get 3,200 Litres Of Milk Fresh Dairy Donation

Fresh Dairy has donated over 3,200 litres of milk in total to four (4) less privileged communities to include: Uganda Burns and Plastic Surgery Institute – Kiruddu Mulago hospital, Bless a Child Foundation, Butabika hospital and Ntinda School for the Deaf. This was in a bid to give back to the communities in which Fresh Dairy operates, while helping to boost the health and nutrition of the recipients who are in dare need of it. Marketing Manager, Brookside Limited, the producers of Fresh Dairy products - Vincent Omoth said, ‘As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, Fresh Dairy believes in…
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Uganda Budgets Shs25bn To Fight Coronavirus, Sets Up Inter-Ministerial Committee

The government of Uganda has set up an inter-ministerial committee under the leadership of the prime minister to oversee the coordination of the preparedness activities against the spread of the coronavirus (2019-nCov) that has killed close to 500 people globally. The minister for health Dr JaneRuth Aceng who pronounced the establishment of the inter-ministerial committee also said that her ministry has ‘developed a preparedness plan costed at Shs25bn for handling the threat of the epidemic.’ She said that Uganda has intensified its vigilance to quickly identify any suspected cases of coronavirus by enhancing the surveillance and reporting systems. A screening…
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Hospitals Have Failed To Attract Medical Staff, Says PS Ministry Of Health

The Permanent Secretary (PS) of Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine, has said that they are struggling to attract qualified medical staff in medical facilities spread across the country despite persistent advertising and call for applications from suited Ugandans. Dr. Atwine, speaking to Business Focus in an exclusive interview, explained that this unattractiveness has led to understaffing at the ministry headquarters and other hospitals and that it remains a big challenge. She said this understaffing is hampering service delivery at the ministry and health centers. "In addition, underfunding of the ministry has also proved a big challenge with some facilities…
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Speke Group Of Hotels In Early Health Christmas Offers

To many people, the month of December means eating all the good food they have saved their money to enjoy. This often comes with health burdens like weigh gain and diseases like diabetes, heart complications and all. This means that you should be careful about what you eat this season and where you eat it because it could have unhealthy repercussions. Since most of the feats are at restaurants, hotels and other gazetted eateries, it is proper that these places are health conscience and caring. And now that Kampala people are in the mood to eat the festive season away,…
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Christmas Kids Camp At Speke Resort To Keep Your Children Health

The physical growth of children is something that doesn’t pay much attention because, in most times, the toddlers are not recommended to professional physical workout. Sometimes this is achieved through Physical Education at school and through other sports activities in and out of school. In a case where the child is not physically involved in sports activities at school, the child has other avenues to achieve these goals like at social activities like outdoor outings, parties, and adventure engagements. For many parents, there is no better time to bond with their children than during the long third term school holiday.…
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Kampala Parents School To Help Kids Run For Safe Water

Many schools in rural areas barely access clean usable water yet the need for such water for both children and teaching staff is instrumental to ensure that these children sustainably study. The luck for such clean water in these schools led to pupils and teachers to suffer all sorts of diseases and living in unhealthy conditions. To avert these conditions in the different parts of the country, Ruparelia Group through Kampala Parents’ School is sponsoring the Kampala Kids Run this year with the theme: Safe Drinking Water in Primary Schools. The Kampala Kids Run being organized by Startimes, a pay…
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Goat Races Proceeds To Construct Sanitary Toilet

The Royal Ascot Goat Races is teaming up with the Ruparelia Foundation to undertake an Eco Brick CSR project to build sanitary toilets aimed at improving sanitation at the Good Samaritan High School in Kamwokya. “This year, we will be supporting Good Samaritan Primary School through the Ghetto Research Lab to construct a sanitary toilet in their endeavour to keep the environment clean and create employment opportunities,” they said in a statement. The goat races will be happening on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Speke Resort in Munyonyo. Ruparelia Foundation’s Rajiv Ruparelia, also the organisers of the event, said the…
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UNBS Closes Sachet-filling Machines From Over 30 Companies

As a measure to enforce the government ban on alcohol sold in sachets, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards has closed over 167 sachet-filling machines belonging to at least 37 alcohol-manufacturing companies. The operation was conducted in Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono, Jinja and Mitiyana. UNBS staff also seized and confined packaging materials used in production of sachets. The Minster of Trade Industry and Cooperatives, Hon. Amelia Kyambadde issued a directive banning the sale of alcohol in sachets effective 1st June 2019 and instituted a multi-agency task force including UNBS, Ministry of Health, Uganda Police, National Environment Management Authority to enforce the…
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Progress Made As Uganda Starts Cochlear Implant Surgeries

Uganda has made advancement in the medical sector after Kampala Audiology and Speech Centre (KASC) and International Hospital Kampala (IHK) successfully conducted Medel Cochlear implant surgeries, a team announced at a joint press conference held Wednesday at IHK. The successful round of six Medel Cochlear Implant surgeries are intended provide sound detection and auditory perception for pre or post lingual deaf children who do not obtain functional benefit from conventional listening assistive devices. The surgeries were performed by a team of local and external surgeons between from 22nd to 25th July 2019. Medel is an Austrian based global manufacturer and…
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Vice Chancellor’s Book Trends On Amazon

The book authored by Victoria University Vice Chancellor, Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma, Tuesday trended on global online retail shopping platform Amazon India. The book which was launched recently at the University was number seven among thousands of similar books. The book is titled ‘Advanced Techniques in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therap’. “I am humbled to share that my latest book ‘Advanced Techniques in Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy’ has become the seventh bestsellers in Occupational Therapy category on amazon.in,” Prof. Krishna said in a message to journalists. Buy the book HERE. Prof. Sharma speaking at the launch which took place at…
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Nursing Student Wins Miss Victoria University

The faculty of Health Sciences produced the student who won the Miss Victoria University beauty contest which took place Saturday at Speke Resort Munyonyo. Achan Nhial Bol, a student of bachelor of nursing sciences, emerged victorious beating five other girls to replace Namuli Precious Priscilla, the outgoing Miss Victoria University. Also, Robert Sekamanya, a student of Science in Oil and Gas, was crowned Mr Victoria University by the judges led by reigning Miss Uganda. Ssekamaanya beat off competition from three other male students. Other notable awards of the night included Miss and Mr congeniality, popularity, creative and culture. The event's…
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Six Sports Activities You Will Enjoy At Kabira Country Club

Sports activities spice up a guest’s stay at a hotel as there are more engaging and provide a platform for networking. It is even more fun if the sports facilities are at an international level and competitive. In Kampala, the capital of Uganda, Kabira Country Club has cut a niche as the hotel with the most up-to-date sports facilities. The Bukoto based hotel also organizes competitive tournaments for their clients where big prizes are won. Basketball Kabira boasts of a world class basketball court built to meet the needs any basketball player including the professionals. The court is fitted with…
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Kigorobya Health Centre IV Theatre Lies Idle 10 Years After Construction

The theatre at Kigorobya Health Center IV in Kigorobya sub county, Hoima district is lying idle due to the failure by government to recruit there an anesthetic technician and attendant. The theatre built 10 years ago, is equipped with an operating table, oxygen Cylinder, anesthetic machine and sterilizer among others but it is dysfunctional due to lack of critical staff. The theatre is being used by the Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) to carry out safe male medical circumcision Lawrence. Tumusiime the health officer incharge of Bugahya health sub-district says the facility receives hundreds of patients in need of surgery but…
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Why You Should Consider A Hot Stone Massage At Calabash Spa & Salon

Calabash Spa and Salon located at Speke Apartments on Wampewo Avenue in Kampala provides a variety of services that improves customers' health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments such as hair, massages and facials. The luxurious spa has well certified experts in massage and other various beauty and health treatments. And among the services it offers is the pain reliving deep tissue hot stone massage. Deep tissue massage is primarily used to treat chronic pain and muscle and sports-related injuries. Hot stone massage is used to help you relax as well as to ease muscle tension throughout your body.…
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You Might Need To Consider This Lunch Package At La Cabana Restaurant

Eating is never a luxury but a necessity; nonetheless a little bit of adventure does no harm especially if you can afford the cost of fine things in life. Each meal of the day plays an important role in setting the mood for the day. Expert nutritionists however say that breakfast and lunch are the most important meals of the day. Therefore missing breakfast or lunch is an unhealthy move. Endeavor to eat a proportionate lunch if you miss breakfast due to unavoidable factors. For a busy person, finding a fine place to catch a well fixed lunch in Kampala…
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Insurance Services Provider Goldstar In Key Blood Donation Drive

Goldstar Insurance Company Ltd has done the noble thing and spearheaded a key drive to have Ugandans donate blood as a way of addressing the blood deficit at blood banks across the country. John Kawuma deputy managing director Goldstar Insurance said they are encouraging the general public to give blood and save a life. ”There is an acute need of blood in the country and everyone needs it at some point. Kawuma said the Friday event will not be the last of activities in addressing this blood shortage. Jay Sakaria Business Development Manager GoldStar Insurance said their partnershiop with Nakasero…
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Second Edition Of Kabira Football Tournament Launched To Promote Fitness, Physical Awareness

For the second year in a row, Kabira Country Club will be holding the Kabira Football Tournament, this time with an agenda to promote fitness and physical awareness among corporate company employees. The one day tournament, which will take place on 31st March at Kabira Country club, will also be used as a platform for these corporate firms to network, interact and build relationships. Kabira Country Club general manager Rakesh Hurrychurn speaking at a press conference meeting to launch the tournament said the tourney will ‘create physical awareness and strengthen corporate social responsibility to the community and among the customers…
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Rising Prevalence Of Children With Disabilities Worry Bunyoro

The deputy director Hoima Regional Referral Hospital Dr Tom Ediam describes the rate as alarming. Dr Ediam says on a daily basis, the hospital registers 2-5 cases of children with disabilities. He says children with disabilities are among the most neglected groups in the policy domain as well as in the private sphere. The majority of these children face enormous economic, political, and social barriers that have an adverse impact on their physical, social and intellectual development and wellbeing which he says need concerted effort to fight for. Many of them do not have access to the most basic needs…
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Hoima Regional Hospital Gets National Drug Authority

By George Busiinge National Drug Authority (NDA) has donated 100 pieces of free insecticide treated mosquito nets to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital for free distribution to expectant mothers at the facility. Handing over the mosquitoes to the hospital authorities this morning, Dr Raymond Agaba, the Board member National Drug Authority said the offer is aimed at contributing in the fight against malaria infection among pregnant women and children who were vulnerable at the facility. Dr Agaba explains that this was part of the social cooperate responsibility as the authority marks 25 years in service. The National Drug Authority (NDA) is…
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