Hoima Youths Told To Avoid Premarital Sex To Avoid HIV, Pregnancies

By George Businge The Buhaguzi County member of parliament (MP) Daniel Muhairwe has urged youths in the Albertine grabben, western Uganda, to abstain from premarital sex. The legislator in a similar tone says parents should not advise children to turn to condoms as a measure of protection but rather encourage them to live a no sex life. This he said prevents them risking their lives. Muhairwe made the remarks at the opening of a sub national budget consultation and regional dissemination of sexuality education framework at Miika Echo Resort Hoima on Wednesday. The meeting was organized by Action Group for…
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Why You Should Study A Midwifery Science Degree At Victoria University

The integer of qualified midwifes in Uganda is rancorously stumpy yet the numeral of mothers who necessitate their services increases each day. There are a number of factors as to why this is happening but one of the factors has been lack of institutes to train midwifes. However Victoria University Kampala is offering Ugandans an opportunity to train and become professional midwives and save lives of mothers. This two year post-diploma midwifery science top-up degree program is designed to enhance the student’s ability to use community–oriented, evidence-based approaches in provision of midwifery care that is responsive to the needs of…
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Ministers, Merck Foundation Discuss Fertility Capacity Building In Africa

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA, Germany, in partnership with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), conducted 'Merck More Than a Mother' panel at their Regional conference 2018, in Dubai. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation during the panel discussion said through 'Merck More than a Mother' they want to bring the healthcare providers, policy makers, academia, women leaders, media, and artists together to define the interventions to break the infertility stigma around women and to build fertility care capacity in Africa and developing countries. "Merck Foundation is dedicated to empowering women who suffer discrimination…
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Entrepreneurs Addressing Maternal & Child Health In Sub-Saharan Africa Graduate

GE's healthymagination Mother and Child Programme Thursday graduated its second cohort of social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship that is designed to scale impact, thereby improving maternal and child health outcomes in Africa. The graduation of the second cohort builds on the success of the 1st group of entrepreneurs, all of whom have reported a notable impact of the programme on their businesses. One such entrepreneur is Dr. Steve Adudans whose HewaTele (www.HewaTele.org) has attracted over 2 Million USD in additional investment since completing the programme in March 2017. "The skills and practical knowledge we received has enabled us…
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Health Benefits Of Prenatal Yoga – Where You Can Get It

The time of pregnancy is a joy for every woman aspiring to be a mother. However it is also a tricky moment which needs extra care and vigilance. The body and mind in need to be in good shape and condition. To achieve this you might need the services of a gym with a professional instructor to guide you through it to prevent any possible complication that might arise due to unfitness. “Prenatal yoga can increase circulation, strength, and stamina, and it can help mamas prepare for the demands of labor and delivery,” says a gym instructor at Speke Apartments…
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Merck Foundation, Health Ministry Empower Childless Women

Merck Foundation, a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, and Uganda Ministry of Health continue their commitment towards childless women through "Merck More than a Mother' campaign in the heart of Africa. Merck Foundation evaluated the social and economic impact of 'Merck More Than a Mother' on childless women in Uganda and encouraged them to continue leading an independent and happier life. In 2016, Merck Foundation in partnership with Uganda Ministry of Health had started 'Merck More Than a Mother' Campaign in the country with the aim to raise awareness about infertility prevention and management, build fertility…
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GE Partners SHOFCO To Improve Expectant Mothers, Babies At Kibera Slum In Nairobi

General Electric and charity Shining Hope for Communities Organization (SHOFCO), has announced a new maternal and infant care initiative aimed at increasing access to pre-natal screenings for expectant mothers in Kibera, believed to be the largest urban slum in Africa with an estimated 700,000 inhabitants. Under the $25,000 partnership, GE Healthcare will provide hand-held ultrasound, training and advisory support to help SHOFCO's mission to mobilize mothers to seek pre-natal screenings. Twenty-four SHOFCO nurses and clinical officers have each received over 40 hours of training. Among the subsidized technologies provided is GE's hand-held ultrasound device, designed to help primary health workers…
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Over 2,000 Children Living With HIV/Aids In Karamoja

Baylor Uganda an organization that fights against HIV/Aids among children in Uganda reveals that about 2,000 children aged 1 to 15 years in Karamoja sub region are living with HIV/Aids. Dr. Calvin Epidu the project coordinator Baylor Uganda Karamoja region says out of 2,000 children found with HIV/Aids, 699 have been put on Anti-Retroviral treatment in the seven Karamoja districts of Moroto, Nakapiripirit, Kaabong, Napak, Abim, Kotido and Amudat between 2012 and 2016. He added that 7,500 adults who were found with the virus were put on treatment but only 4,900 are very active on treatment while others have dropped…
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