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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Treat Your Loved Ones To These Healthy Valentine Offers From Calabash Spa & Salon

This Valentine’s Day, you can hit two birds with one stone if you and your lover visit and become members at Calabash Spa & Salon located at Speke Apartments, Wampewo Avenue, here in Kampala. The luxurious spa and salon provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation of their customers through personal care treatments such as hair, massages and facials. And this upcoming weekend, it has tailored unbeatable packages to celebrate love. These offers are valid from the 13th of February to 17th of February, 2019. Especially for her With this package, you get…
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PLE RESULTS: Hard Work Pays Off For Kampala Parents School

Kampala Parents yet again shown in the primary leaving examination (PLE) released by Uganda National Examination Board after all their Primary Seven candidates passed in grade one. 234 pupils who sat for the exams passed in first grade. Daphine Kato, the Kampala Parent’s Principal thanked the directors for appropriately equipping the school with all the necessities that “keep the school on top.” “God is good and He has always been on our side,” she said adding: “Children who are going to secondary school, congratulations. Continue working hard, put our school on the map and be role models.” Atukunda Michelle, who…
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Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort Returns With Christmas Lunch Buffet

Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort and its sister hotel, Speke Resort Munyonyo, will treat its their clients to an Around the World Grand Christmas Buffet starting at midday and run till the end of day. The five star resort hotel has been treating its customers to this lunch buffet for the last two decades. The cost of the sumptous lunch is Shs175,000 for adults and Shs75,000 for children below the age of fourteen. Accomodation rooms will also be available at $139 only. The Munyonyo based Hotel is offering the best rates in town during Christmas season, ranging from US $176 for a…
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Forum To Explore $82m Nutrition Business Opportunities In Africa

Leading business leaders, policy makers and prominent development campaigners joined over 200 delegates to launch the first ever Nutrition Africa Investor Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. High-level representatives from the World Bank, European Commission, International Finance Corporation, Kenya Commercial Bank, Graça Machel Trust and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joined the high-level gathering focused on unlocking the business potential of small and medium enterprises working to improve the nutritional quality of the food system across Africa. The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a Swiss Foundation, and Royal DSM --a purpose-led global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living –are…
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Kampala Parents' School 2019 Intake Now Open

Kampala Parents’ School, a private mixed primary school belonging to the Ruparelia Group, has announced that intake for 2019 academic year is open and general interviews will take place on Saturday 20th October, 2018 at the school premises in Kampala, Nakawa Division. The Principle of Kampala Parents’ School, Madam Daphne Kato, recently called on all interested parents that there will be interviews for pupils from pre- primary to primary six for the first term intake. The school admits children from the age of two and a half to twelve years of age. Applicants are required to present their birth certificates…
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Standards Body Closes Down Unhealthy Fruit Make

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) announced Tuesday it had closed factory premises of Sunshare Investment Limited in Mukono until further notice over failure to comply with set standards in its production processes explaining that the move was a consumer protection measure. Sunshare Investments is known for production of the Lucky brand of juices including mango, pineapple and orange flavours. Laboratory analysis carried out by UNBS on product samples submitted for testing indicated high level of Free Chlorine in the product contrary to the requirements of the Standard (US 47: 2011) for juices and other non-carbonated drinks. According to the…
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PHOTOS: When KISU Donated Blood

Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) was the place to be the morning to later afternoon Friday, on 28th September 2018, when the school’s students, staff, parents and well wishers donated blood with support from the Uganda Blood Transfusion Services. The blood donation camp which was held at the school premises in Bukoto was also graced by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia the proprietor of KISU. By 9am, blood donors had started arriving and giving the life saving red liquid. The blood drive will start at 9 am in the morning onwards in the School Auditorium. Teachers, students, auxiliary staff, parents and all…
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We Want To Get Best From You, Madam Kato Tells KPS Pupils

As the academic year goes for the last lap to the finish line, schools are doing everything in their powers to make the finish on a good note, with the perfect results. It is even more tasking if are school known for good performances like Kampala Parents School. In her first third term assembly address to pupils who were returning from the month long second term holiday, Madam Daphine Kato, the Principal of Kampala Parents School asked for the pupils full cooperation and discipline. “We have the responsibility of talking to you so that you grow up in the right…
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Hundreds Benefit From Free Surgical Camp In Hoima

By Busiinge George. Dr Joan Babalanda Wanyama, the head of department of surgery at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital says that since Monday they have received more than three hundred patients from the districts of Kibaale, Kakumiro, Kagadi, , Masindi, Buliisa and Kiryandongo Hundreds of patients are set to receive free surgery at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital. The week-long surgical camp that started on Tuesday morning is organised by the Association of Surgeons of Uganda-ASOU. The camp will be carried out by thirty surgeons under ASOU. The camp is targeting patients suffering from Hernia, Thyroids, Body swellings and general surgical elective…
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KISU To Donate Blood On Friday

One of the biggest challenges in Uganda health care sector is the lack of blood to save life. And this Friday, on 28th September 2018, Kampala International School Uganda will hold its first ever Blood Donation Camp at the school premises in Bukoto. The blood drive will start at 9 am in the morning onwards in the School Auditorium. Teachers, students, auxiliary staff, parents and all members of the public are invited to save a life. However, only people above the age of seventeen will be encouraged to donate the blood. Kampala International School Uganda, formerly Kabira International School of…
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INTERVIEW: Byon8 CEO Talks Med-tech, Partnership With Victoria University And Experimenting Diagnostic Software In Masindi

Recently, Josef Murad, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Byon8, a global med-tech solutions provider from Sweden, was in Kampala to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Victoria University and One World Health, a US based organization, that will see the trio run a pilot project of an artificial intelligence software that helps health workers determine a patient’s diagnosis by imputing the patient’s symptoms in Masindi district, western Uganda. In this elaborative exclusive interview, Murad explains who they are, their software AITOPYA, working in rural Masindi and the future of technology in health care services provision. Below are excerpts from…
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Health Scientists Among Hundreds Who Graduated At Victoria University

Victoria University recently held its third graduation ceremony at Kabira Country Club under the theme ‘transformational Education in the 21st Century’. Unlike the previous graduation ceremonies, this time around, the faculty of health sciences passed a significant number of graduands with a bachelor in science in public health and bachelor of human nutrition and dietetics. Dr Martin Aliker, the university chancellor, promise to build a unique university transforms human beings and churn our students who think for themselves and are ready to provide solutions to the public. Dr Martin Aliker, the university chancellor, said it is pleasing to see that…
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Kalangala Gets MTN Foundation Healthcare Boost

Accessible only by ferry services, Kalangala District still struggles with ensuring adequate access to healthcare. With the closest national referral hospital being in Masaka – on the mainland of Uganda -, Kalangala District Local government officials are looking to have the status of Kalangala Health Centre IV elevated to hospital status. In the meantime, the health centre is still in need of better equipment. The MTN Foundation responded to that need and provided 20 beds, mosquito nets, blankets and mattresses to the Kalangala Health Centre IV. Speaking at the handover of the items on Friday, 31 August 2018 Bryan Mbasa…
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Mama Lususu, Other Bleaching Products Fail UNBS Tests

An assortment of locally manufactured and imported bleaching cosmetics failed quality and standards laboratory tests conducted by Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) in the month of July, 2018. Uganda National Bureau of Standards said that Hajjati Lususu, Mama Lususu, Sure Deal, Serious Herbal, Skin Doctor, Zero Pimples and Zonei, all locally made failed the tests and are not fit to be used on humans. Those who use them risk attracting a number of incurable diseases. The imported products which are not fit for consumption include Caro light toning, Caro light body lotion, Caro light cream, Citrolight body cream, Eclaire…
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PHOTOS: PWDs Get Ruparelia Support To Develop Skills

This year’s Skills and Talent Expo 2018 organised by Rena community Development Association with a purpose to find solution to the problems faced by People with Disabilities (PWDs) received donation from Rajiv Ruparelia, the managing Director of Crane Management Services (CMS), a subsidiary of Ruparelia Group. Rajiv is son to businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia. And in the generous spirit of the Ruparelia family, Rajiv on Thursday donated millions of shillings in cash and gifts to People with Disabilities at the Skills and Talent Expo 2018 which happened at Mengo Senior School. The expo was attended by persons with disabilities from…
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Short Health Courses You Can Study At Victoria University

Victoria University Kampala under the faculty of health sciences offers an assortment of degree courses that address some of the key health issues affecting Ugandans. These include Bachelor of Nursing Sciences, Bachelor of Midwifery Science, Bachelor of Environmental Health Science, Bachelor of Science In Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Nursing Sciences and Bachelor Of Science In Public Health. However if you don’t qualify to undertake of these degree courses, we have compiled these short courses which are offered by Victoria University to kick-start your career in the health services. Certificate In HSE Management The course gives an introduction to the…
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KISU Promotes Fitness Among Students With The Daily Mile

It is essential that children stay fit to live a healthy life at school for proper learning. To achieve this, Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) has introduced what it has called The Daily Mile. The school describes The Daily Mile as a fully-inclusive, free and simple initiative which improves the physical and mental health of children. “It’s a social activity where the children run or jog, at their own pace, for 15 minutes every day,” the school said. “The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional, social and mental health and well being of our children…
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MTN Foundation Donates Equipment To Hospitals

The MTN Foundation Friday concluded the donation of hospital items in three hospitals based in Mubende, Kyenjojo, and Bundibugyo. The handover activities were concluded today at Bundibugyo Hospital in Bundibugyo where 25 beds, bed sheets, mosquito nets, and mattresses were received by the hospital administration. The other two hospitals that have benefited from the Access to Health Initiative donations this week are Kabamba Health Unit in Mubende and Kyenjojo Hospital in Kyenjojo, which received 20 units each. “When we started the Access to Health Initiative (AHI), our aim was to ensure that we improve the state of healthcare in the…
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This Scholarship Grant Will Kick-start Your Nursing, Midwifery Career

Victoria University Kampala is offering aspiring nurses, midwifes, nutritionists and public health scientists a chance to benefit from the Dr Sudhir Ruparelia Scholarship Grant. This is part of the University’s effort to promote health related education in the country. Dr. Ruparelia, the proprietor of the Jinja Road based University introduced the scholarship grant last year. Health sciences courses are some of the most expensive in the country. This hinders many aspiring from pursuing their dreams but now with this subsidy, students can join Victoria University and benefit from Dr. Ruparelia generosity. The grant covers 30 percent of student’s tuition fees.…
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ARV Maker To List On USE In Latest IPO

Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited (CiplaQCIL), a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical company manufacturing the latest Anti-malarial (ACTs), Anti-retroviral (ARVs) and Hepatitis medicines, has indicated it will list on the Uganda Securities Exchange next month. The firm’s prospectus reveals that the firm plans to sell an 18% stake in the company. The company’s board and shareholders agreed to tender 657,179,319 of the company’s 3,651,909,200 shares. With the firm’s authorised share capital currently at Shs45,648,865,000, it means that the issued shares are valued at Shs3,651,909,200 or Shs12.5 per share. Emmanuel Katongole, the company’s executive chairman, said the offer “is a sale of shares by…
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