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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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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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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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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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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PHOTOS: Team Pro Zone Defeat Victoria University At Kabira Football Tournament

Hundreds of fans thronged Kabira Country Club to be witness at the inaugural Kabira Country Club football tournament which tool place on Sunday at the hotel’s playground. Team Pro Zone, a set up of former Uganda Cranes footballer relied on their experience to work their way to clinching the prize hitting Victoria University team one nil. Team Pro Zone defeated Cipla in the semi finals while Speke Hotel lost to Victoria University. Some of the retired players who made up of Team Pro Zone included Nestroy Kizito, Simon Massa, Mujib Kasule, Hassan Mubiru, Mutyaba, Hakkim Magumba, Abdallah Mubiru, Nsubuga, Kirya…
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Will You Let Tobacco Smoking Break Your Heart?

By Dr. Anne Muli, Ph.D Victoria University Kampala On 31st May, a 24-hour abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe is encouraged as the world observes World No Tobacco Day. The day is intended to highlight the negative health risks associated with tobacco use. The 2018 theme “Tobacco Breaks Hearts” is to raise awareness to the public on the impact tobacco has on cardiovascular (heart) health. Knowledge among large sections of the public of the impact of tobacco use on heart health is low thus the focus of this year’s theme. Globally, tobacco use and exposure to…
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The City Gym Presents Beginner’s 4-Week Meal Plan For Bodybuilders

If you're new to strength training and building lean muscle mass, one of the most important tools you’ll need to add muscle without fat is following a proper eating regime. Strength training is one of the single best things you can do for energy and longevity. But, if you’re not fueling your body correctly, your progress will be slow at best. It’s important that you eat approximately every 3 to 4 hours to keep your metabolism evenly fueled throughout the day. This will help with muscle synthesis and fat burning. Aim for five to six meals daily to stay energetic…
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How Victoria University Is Building A Healthy Nation

In the recent past, social media has been filled with information exposing the appalling lack of health personnel in upcountry government health facilities. It is common to find no qualified doctor in a Sub County of about 10, 000 people. Such people are only served by a nurse and a midwife. In fact, Uganda like many other developing countries is faced with an evident lack of qualified medical personals even in urban centers or at regional and national referral hospitals. This is escalated by the poor pay and bad working conditions which lead to other trained medics to quit and…
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Five Reasons You Should Become A Member of The City Gym

Many people appreciate the value of working out and keeping their bodies fit and healthy however they do it the wrong way and in the wrong environment. While some people love to do it in their comfort of their homes, experts advise that a gym is a better suited place for various reasons. They say a gym provides the right environment and supervision. The City Gym, located in the heart of Kampala City on Kampala Boulevard is one such full-service health and wellness gym with the best atmosphere. And here are five reasons as to why you consider subscribe as…
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Guard Your Children Against Strangers, Principal Advises As Holiday Kicks Off

Parents need to guard their children against strangers and monitor kind of friends they have in this school holiday, the Principal Kampala Parents School has advised. She compelled parents to put in place proper security at home to secure the holiday makers. The academician also had a couple of tips for parents on how to manage the young ones. She advises that in ensuring children’s parents should not over restrict them instead they should draw a timetable which the toddlers can follow. “What is important is balancing time for both playing and reading books. They need to play as well…
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Children Playing Improves Their Academic Performance

Children’s play is linked to improvement in academic skills, classroom behavior, healthy emotional attitudes and better adjustment to school life, career guidance experts at Kampala Parents’ School have revealed. For example at Kampala Parents’ School pupils are given time to play with guidance of their teachers. The school principal Ms Daphine Kato adds that the playing shouldn’t stop at school with supervision of teachers but also at home under the watch of parents. “It is very important for parents to have a program, a time table for the children. For example from morning to break, a child can do some…
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Schools Must Have Sickbays To Handle Injuries, Sickness

While schools have the responsible to protect and keep pupils and student in utmost health, the inevitable sometimes happens in form of accidents leading to injuries and general sickness which might need immediate medical response. This is why schools ought to have a well stocked sickbay with a professional and competent medical personal like a nurse to offer the all important and required primary first aid or medical care. Schools like Delhi Public School International Kampala (DPSI) and Kampala Parents’ School understand that it is inevitable for children to fall sick or suffer minor injuries while at school so they…
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Health And Nutrition Benefits Of Consuming One Yoghurt A Day

Dairy products maker and distributor, Fresh Dairy, for the second year, is running a health and nutrition program, the Fresh Dairy Schools Program, to promote and educate pupils’ good nutrition with an inclination towards the consumption of 1-Yoghurt-a-Day as a healthy and nutritious snack. The Fresh Dairy 2018 schools program is taking place in over 350 primary schools in Kampala, Wakiso and Entebbe districts. Caroline Muchobia, Health and Nutrition Manager – Fresh Dairy said poor nutrition compromises both the quality of life of school-aged children but also their potential to benefit from education. Benefits of yoghurt CALCIUM: Yoghurt contains calcium…
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Schools Must Have Well Equipped Health Facilities To Tackle Emergencies

Children’s falling sick at school or suffering minor injuries is inevitable therefore schools must put in place health facilities to handle emergency cases, Delhi Public School International (DPSI) has advised. “DPSI has a school clinic that is well equipped with all necessary drugs, first aid equipment and a well trained and qualified full time nurse to ensure that all emergencies are handled in the best possible way,” the Naguru based school said in a statement on what they have done to ensure safety of their scholars. The school running an Indian CBSE curriculum added: “We ensure that parents/guardians are contacted…
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Schools Must Nurture Mental And Physical Strength Of Students

Kampala Parents School has said learners must be nurtured to be both mentally and physically strong so that they can make a positive contribution to their communities and wider world. The school administrators believe schools must put in place facilities to stimulate the learner’s mental and physical learning abilities. Our versatile approach to teaching incorporates contemporary methods and maintains traditional values. We put emphasis on building successful relationships between our teachers, caretakers and parents, to enable us to support each child’s learning and development, Daphne Kato, the school principal said. She explains that effective teaching and learning involves seeing, handling,…
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Obesity At Workplaces: The Burden Of Sitting For Long

Many employees spend much of their working time seated in their office chairs. What many don’t know are the health risks that they expose themselves to. It is worse in a country like Uganda where most corporate workers have an 8am to 5pm job with minimal health breaks like lunch. These are about ten hours of working with no physical exercising of the body. To conclusively and fully understand the risks such employees are exposed to, a student at Victoria University Kampala has instituted a research with Bank of Uganda as her sample space. Rebecca Suubi, a student of nutrition…
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Why Children Must Participate In Sports Activities At School

Children's participation in sports at an early age works to develop their physique, cognitive skills, social relationships thus identifying and tapping into the different talents these children may have, educationists at Kampala Parents’ School have said. This approach has helped Kampala Parents’ School to perform well over the years including finishing as the second best primary school in Kampala district in last year’s primary leaving examination. The school has some of the sports facilities and continues to do well in schools competitions. “We strive to make our pupils both mentally and physically strong so that they can make a positive…
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We Personalize Child’s Learning – Kampala Parents’ School

The relationship between a learner, teachers and school environment plays an essential role in the academic success of a child. It is in the interest of the school to ensure that the relationship is mutual and can be trusted by the child and parent. And in this modern era, parents are specific in choosing where their toddlers go to study. Schools like Kampala Parents’ School located on Lugogo bypass in Kampala have over the years stood out for their excellence. “We listen to each unique child, and those who care for them, and use this information to personalize each child’s…
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Victoria University Exhibits World Class Research In Public Health

By Professor Stephen Lawoko Having spent 28 years of my life in Sweden, returning to Uganda July 2017, to serve my country was an honor,though with mixed feelings of excitement and uncertainty. Exciting because I felt my experience in research and education in the health sciences domain would be of great value to university students, faculty and community at large. Uncertain because I had never worked professionally on long-term basis in Uganda, having left the country after completing senior six. I was now to join as Dean of Health Sciences at a young but dynamic University, Victoria University. For the…
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How A Visit To Sauna Improves Your Blood Circulation

Using the sauna and steam room is the best way to relax the muscles, revitalize the skin, improve blood circulation, and ease mental stress, experts at Speke Apartments Gym say. “The steam room helps to open up airways which improves your breathing and alleviates congestion,” they said, adding: “The steam also helps to clear out any impurities from the skin. The experts at the ultra-modern gym located at Speke Apartments on Wampewo Avenue say this is good for people who have acne because it will ‘leave feeling good and fresh’. The gym adds that massage shouldn’t be treated so much…
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What Role Can Academic Institutions Play To Address Mental Illness Among Refugee Populations?

The global population of forcibly displaced people has doubled over a decade to 65 million as a result of an upsurge of intense and prolonged societal conflicts. Internal displacements, refugees and asylum seekers constitute the current forcibly displaced populations. The top ten hosts of conflict refugees are predominantly low- or middle-income countries, and when adjusted for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per Capita, Sub-Saharan Africa shoulders the main burden with 7 countries among the top ten hosts. Uganda is host to over 1 million refugees from Conflict affected countries, positioning the country as the 4th largest host of refugees globally, when…
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Why Children Should Have Lunch At School

One of the biggest failing of Universal Primary Education (UPE), a government initiative to offer free education in Uganda was the failure for government and parents to provide lunch for learners. This in many schools kept away pupils as they couldn’t spend more than eight hours in school without food. Many parents believed that President Yoweri Museveni who implemented the UPE program was going to provide feeding to children. This was not the case and it turned out to be a national concern as thousands of pupils dropped out of school. Food is a crucial component in the development of…
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These Reasons Will Make You Take Your Child To Study At This University

Victoria University continues to raise high and cementing its position as the best privately owned University in the country. The University located on Jinja road in Kampala believes these reasons make it the University of choice for every parent and learners. Below are ten reasons published the University. Location Victoria University Kampala is located in the middle of Kampala City providing convenience and accessibility to all our students. The University is less than an hour’s drive from Entebbe International Airport. We have Students accommodation Hostels conveniently located in the city. Choice of Programmes We offer a wide variety of courses…
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Why More Government Financing Is Needed For Health

By Freddie Ssengooba Health insurance has recently dominated discussions about how government should fund health programmes for Ugandans. Government is keen on introducing health insurance and a Draft Bill is making rounds in decision-making forums such as Parliament, cabinet and ministries of Finance and Health. The National Health Insurance Bill, seeks to, among other things, fulfill Sustainable Development Goal 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promotion of well-being for all, as well as access to safe and effective medicines and vaccines. According to the Draft Bill, civil servants will contribute 4 per cent of their pay to the insurance scheme,…
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Why Schools Must Pay Attention To Psycho-Social Growth In Children

Parents, school administrators and children have to work together for the comprehensive physical development of children, educationists say. In building a wholesome all around child, compassion, love integrity, cleanliness and above all discipline play key roles in achieving this goal. “As children grow, at Kampala Parents’ School, we emphasize three important domains, these are: Affective, Cognitive and Psycho-social stage. Affective deals with spiritual emotions. Cognitive is to do with mental process including how people think, perceive, remember and learn. Psycho-social stage is all about developing muscles. Learning is developed by physical skills such as movement, coordination and manipulation. “In order…
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Culture Diversity: What Schools Can Learn From KISU

The culture diversity at Kampala International School Uganda also known as KISU is not one you can find in many places. The school was established in 1993 as Kabira International School with a population less than 70 students is home to students from 55 nationalities. These are students of different age groups. The school which sits on 14 acres of land can easily pass as the best international school in the country. It has some of the best classroom teaching and learning tools and facilities like science labs, computer labs, practice music rooms, three performance areas, and indoor gym, outdoor…
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Strengthen Your Body, Mind And Spirit With Yoga – What You Need To Know

For the last two decades yoga, an ancient Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline (some people call it a religion) developed around strength, breath and balance has been taking root in Ugandan society. In the nineties, many people in Kampala shrugged it off as a ‘thing’ for foreigners. But not so long, adventurous Ugandans embraced and now it is a major health enhancing art. Yoga studios are being set up across the country. The yoga practice includes breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures that brings relaxation. It is a technique health and wellness centres like gyms;…
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