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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I Want To Give Girls In West Nile A Voice – Victoria University’s Pimer Peace

Not many young girls would abandon the glitzy and glamour of university life in Kampala and fight for the well-being of impoverished girls in hard to reach rural communities in Northern Uganda yet Pimer Peace Monica, a student of Victoria University Kampala, this is the life she has passionately chosen. Born 24 years ago in Zombo district, West-Nile sub –region, in Northern Uganda, Pimer Peace has founded and runs a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) called Nile Girls Forum as the founding Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O). She is also the ambassador of CHEZA in Northern Uganda. In an exclusive interview with Health…
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INTERVIEW: Fresh Dairy Speaks Out On School Nutrition Program

Fresh Dairy recently launched the 2018 Fresh Dairy Schools Program which educates school going children on nutrition and the benefits of consuming 1-Yoghurt-a-Day. Vincent Omoth, Marketing Manager Fresh Dairy expounds on the rationale, expectations and benefits of the Fresh Dairy Schools Program. Fresh Dairy recently launched the 2018 Fresh Dairy School Program. Briefly tell us what the School Program is all about? The Fresh Dairy Schools Program is a strategic intervention program in its second year that uses edutainment in form of an engaging interactive and fun show, theatre, song and dance to educate children on nutrition and the benefits…
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I Will Use My Position To Improve Public Health In Uganda – Nabunya, Victoria University’s Guild President

For Mariah Peggy Nabunya, becoming the first female guild president of Victoria University Kampala didn’t come as a surprise; she has tasted leadership through much of her high school life. And being the first born in her family, leadership comes naturally. In this exclusive Q&A interview, Nabunya talks to healthnews.co.ug about her life, choosing to participate in student politics, choosing between a degree in medicine and public health, life at Victoria University and her life a public health practitioner. READ ON. Briefly tell our readers about your life and why you choose to participate in student politics at Victoria University?…
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INTERVIEW: How Victoria University Shaped Rebecca Suubi’s Life As A Nutritionist

Not many times in our academic endeavors do we find ‘gold’ in pursuing courses that were not our first priorities. Missing on out first choice courses usually is a pain. However the case is different for Rebecca Suubi whose first priority course was medicine. But after failing to get a good university offering medicine, she fell in love with Victoria University. While the Sudhir Ruparelia owned university did not have a medical course, it offered her a nutrition and dietetics course which has changed her life in a positive way as she explains in this exclusive interview with Health News…
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We Make Learning Environment Comfortable For Our Students – VC Victoria University

Dr. Khrisna N. Sharma Dr. Khrisna N. Sharma was recently confirmed as the vice chancellor of Victoria University. The academician comes to the University with a wealth of experience. He has published over 200 medial books and supervised more than 60 researches. In this interview, he elaborates his plans Victoria University is laying to be the preferred private university in Uganda. For students and members of the public who don’t know, who are you and what do you do in your role as the vice chancellor at Victoria University? I am basically an academician and author with medical background. I…
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New Health Minister Speaks Out On Her Key Priorities

The Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng took over her new responsibility with demands from different sections of the sector. The first a hundred days in office, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng pledges to prioritize on the following five key issues which include; Strengthening Evaluation and Monitoring through supportive supervision. Addressing None- Communicable and Communicable disease control plus Epidemics. Addressing reporting structures and governance systems Addressing Human Resource gap Harmonizing Communication to the Public with a clear strategy to ensure information is disseminated in a more streamlined manner. According to the Honorable Minister,a new structure within the ministry that brings…
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