High School Students Get Life Skills Tips At Victoria University Open Day

Victoria University’s Vice Chancellor, Dr. Krishnna N. Sharma, speaking at this this year’s open day advised students from a number of city secondary school students must look beyond class work performance and look at providing solutions to the world. ‘If i don't solve your problem, even if i scored 99 percent, it will be useless but if i solve a problem, even if i scored 50 percent, that is fine. This is what you are going to learn here at Victoria University, solving problems. We will be building your profile. We will be working on your attitude because at the…
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VU Joins Fight Against Non Communicable Diseases

Victoria University (VU) Kampala heeded to call by President Yoweri Museveni and Ministry of Health to join the fight against non-communicable diseases during the inaugural National Day of Physical Activity in Kampala. Hundreds of Ugandans flocked Kololo Independence Grounds the venu to stretch, dance, exercise, jog, play games such as football, netball, basketball and other activities in a bid to to raise awareness on the growing burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Uganda. On their part, Victoria University engaged with the public on the issue of healthy nutrition and offered free BMI and blood pressure testing. “Victoria University was delighted…
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Fresh Dairy Unveil Yogurt Cup Collection Challenge

Fresh Dairy last week unveiled its 2018 Yoghurt Cup Collection Challenge, which is part of the ongoing 2018 School’s Program. The ‘Yoghurt Cup Collection Challenge’ running for the second year now is aimed at encouraging Primary school pupils to learn about nutrition while innovatively making models out of Fresh Dairy yoghurt cups to enhance their creativity and imagination. Over 350 primary schools in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono are taking part in the 2018 Fresh Dairy Schools Program which uses edutainment through an interactive show to educate children on nutrition with an inclination towards the consumption of 1-Yoghurt-a-Day as a healthy…
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Makerere Medical School Accepts Delhi Public School International Students

Makerere University School of Medicine has offered to admit four students from Delhi Public School International who recently excelled in their Class-12 CBSE Board Examination. “Greetings to all of you, we have great news. Four of our students who excelled through Class-12 CBSE Board Examination have been selected to join Medicine Courses at Makerere University,” Delhi Public School International announced on their social media pages. The students who include Elizabeth Jose, Narayanan Robini ,Batul Fatima and Abidah Musifa will join the faculty of medicine at Makerere University to pursue different selected medical courses. Delhi Public School International was established in…
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GoodLife Pharmacy Goes To Shell Fuel Stations

In order to significantly widen the access to world class pharmacy and health hub (wellness centre) services to Ugandans, Vivo Energy Uganda has signed a partnership agreement with GoodLife Pharmacy that will see its pharmacy stores set up within existing Shell service stations across the country. Driven by the steady growth in convenience-seeking customers, Vivo Energy Uganda is refurbishing existing Shell service stations so that they not only include high-quality fuels and lubricants but also offer services including shops, quick service restaurants, pharmacies, ATMs, tyre centres and car wash facilities. Goodlife Pharmacy is a fast-growing pharmacy and health hub with…
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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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Calabash Spa Opens Its Doors To Improve Health Of Ugandans

A new spa and salon has open its doors to offer health rejuvenating services to people living or visiting Uganda’s capital Kampala. Calabash Spa and Salon is located at Speke Apartments on Wampewo Avenue. “We are a luxurious Spa that provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments such as hair, massages and facials,” the Spa announced on its social media pages. “We are a Health and Beauty SPA with well certified experts in massage and other various beauty and health treatments,” it added. Speke Apartments, which is part of…
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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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Philips, Ethiopia, Netherlands Sign 7year Agreement To Build Cardiac Care Center

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands, today signed a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia's first specialized Cardiac Care Center to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia. Under the terms of the agreement, valued at approximately Euro 40 million, Philips will be responsible for the full turnkey design, construction, equipping and commissioning of the hospital location, as well as staff education and equipment maintenance for five years after completion. The new center will be developed within the compound of the existing Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH) in Addis…
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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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Performing Arts, Sports Key In Child’s Growth, School Performance

A child who has the opportunity to study the performing arts becomes more interesting, expressive and motivated because it helps them reduce any fears they may have about performing or even speaking in front of a crowd, child growth experts at Kampala Parents School have revealed. Similarly, 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. To enable this, Kampala Parents' School hires professional and multi-disciplined teachers to serve and educate children in the best possible way. “Our teachers are…
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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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Victoria University Shares With Sanyu Babies Home

Students of Victoria University Kampala spent Saturday at Sanyu Babies Home where they paid a courtesy visit to share the little they have with the less fortunate children’s home located along Namirembe road. The students under their umbrella association, Health Science Students Association In Victoria University, donated items like items pampers, baby wipes, porridge, milk, washing detergent, vaseline, soap, toilet paper and baby’s clothes. They also engaged in activities like washing of baby’s clothes, painting with babies and interacted with the babies. The students were led by Guild President Mariah Peggy Nabunya and Miss Victoria University 2017 and 2018. For…
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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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Merck Foundation Supports Training Of 30 Future Oncologists In Africa

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, continues the second stage of their Africa Oncology Fellowship Program that started in 2016 with the aim to increase the limited number of oncologists in Africa.In June 2017, BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), and the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) released a white paper on the African continent's emerging cancer crisis. Over 20% of African countries have no access to cancer treatments at all, while access is limited and sporadic in other countries. Later-stage diagnosis in African patients contributes to poorer outcomes. For example, 5-year female…
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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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Speke Resort Mothers Day Promo To Reward Customers

Speke Resort and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are rewarding their customers in commemoration of Mothers Day. Mother's Day, which is happening this Sunday, 13, is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. “Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort is giving you a chance to win a wonderful surprise for your mother this Mother’s Day,’ the two sister hotels announced on their social media pages. Ajit Singh, the Rooms Divisions Manager said the winner will get one night stay in deluxe room on bed & breakfast on a weekend for two…
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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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Merck To Build Cancer, Fertility Care Capacity In Africa

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, commits to building Cancer care capacity in Africa and Asia through its partnership with India. This initiative is a part of Merck Foundation's 'Merck Cancer Access Program' that has been initiated by the Merck Foundation to increase the limited number of oncologists across Africa. The Foundation signed an MOU with the Tata Memorial centre, a premier cancer centre in India, to provide fellowship program to Africa candidates. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation said," We are delighted to formalize today our collaboration with the Tata Memorial centre under the umbrella…
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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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Kabarole Hospital Gets MTN Makeover, Equipment Donations

MTN Uganda Foundation last Friday handed over the revamped out-patient department (OPD) block of Kabarole Hospital Church of Uganda (C.O.U) and donated hospital equipment to benefit hundreds of patients who frequent one of Western Uganda’s busiest public hospitals. During the handover ceremony, 10 hospital beds, 10 hospital mattresses, 10 hospital blankets and 10 mosquito nets were received by officials from the Ministry of Health and Kabarole Hospital. This activity was done as part of the corporate social responsibility efforts of MTN Uganda carried out by its humanitarian arm, the MTN Uganda Foundation. Speaking at the event, the MTN senior leadership…
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Technology Breeding Competent Pupils At KPS

The effort Kampala Parents’ School is putting in ensuring that it delivers a deserving education to its pupils is commendable; seeing that the privately owned schools takes computer lessons seriously. The school computer - child ratio, estimated at 2-1, provides the opportunity for children to acquire independence and competence, which can be applied across the whole curriculum. “Our computer suite uses dual-boot computers so children can learn Windows. Children also learn how to best use the internet for learning, at the same time as keeping themselves safe. Our aim is to create digitally literate citizens as well as highly skilled…
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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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Uganda To Implement Outbreak Insurance Pilot Study

The Ministry of Health has said it will implement an outbreak insurance pilot study, recently launched by African Risk Capacity Outbreak and Epidemic (O&E) Programme, on four selected pathogenic diseases - Ebola, Marburg, Meningitis, and Lassa Fever. The ministry in a statement said the implementation of this study is intended to strengthen Uganda’s response to outbreaks and epidemics which are known to cause significant human loss and economic burden. The African Risk Capacity Outbreaks and Epidemics Pilot Programme builds on its success in implementing climate disaster risk financing programmes in Africa; and comes as an integrated system to enable governments…
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Uganda Heart Institute Progresses, Aims To Reduce Medical Referrals Abroad

For the first time in Uganda, the diagnosis of irregular heartbeats also known as Electrophysiology Study (EPS) and its treatment known as Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) was carried out on 11 patients at the Uganda Heart Institute (UHI). Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is the treatment for life threatening irregular heartbeats and is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive treatment. RFA uses high frequency waves to direct heat to the part of the heart that is causing the irregular heartbeat to stop the abnormal heartbeat and correct it. Addressing the media at the Ministry of Health headquarters, Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng noted…
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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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Merck Foundation Announce Call For Hypertension And Diabetes Awards Applications

Merck Foundation, the Philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, announced the Call for application for Merck Diabetes and Hypertension awards 2018, across the African and Asian Universities through its Merck Capacity Advancement Program with the aim to building a platform for diabetes and hypertension experts across the globe.The CEO of Merck Foundation, Dr. Rasha Kelej said, "I am very proud to see our newly established platform of Diabetes and Hypertension Experts has grown in one year. This encourages us to continue and expand 2018 Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Awards to universities in more countries in Africa and Asia such as…
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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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