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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MTN Gifts Arua’s Oriajin Hospital With Medical Equipment

MTN Uganda Foundation last week donated hospital equipment to Oriajin Hospital based in Arua as part of its Access to Health Care initiative project. The donation will benefit hundreds of patients from the West Nile region and neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo who frequent one of Northern Uganda’s busiest public hospitals. During the handover ceremony, the 20 hospital beds, 20 hospital mattresses, 20 hospital blankets and 20 mosquito nets were received by officials from Orijuan Hospital. The handover is part of various corporate social responsibility efforts MTN Uganda has carried out through the MTN Uganda Foundation. MTN Foundations UGX 500m…
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Public Health Student Takes Over VU Rotaract Presidency

Neima James Alexandria, a student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health at Victoria University (VU) Kampala was last week unveiled as Rotaract Club President at a pompous installation dinner held at University’s campus. Neima became a Rotaractor on 11th February of 2016. “Before that, I was just an active member,” Neima who hails from South Sudan said of her experience with Rotaract Club. “I faithfully believe that Rotary is a place for a dwelling heart,” she adds. “I am a Rotaractor because I love helping people when I am capable. I love seeing people around me happy. And…
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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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