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Quicker treatment for patients as MTN blood plasma extractor accelerates component extraction

Quicker treatment for patients as MTN blood plasma extractor accelerates component extraction

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, PRAU, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, Twitter, UGANDA, UN Women, UNHCR, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda:Patients in need of blood are receiving quicker treatment following an MTN Uganda donation of the automated blood component extractor to Uganda Blood Transfusion services (UBTS) which mines components faster. Prior to the donation, UBTS used manual methods of blood component extraction which took about 30 minutes to extract samples from about ten samples compared to the one minute using the automated machine. The process, Otekat says was slow leading to equally tortoise-paced service provision to hospitals and patients in need of blood components for treatment especially those in regional areas. However, Ms Grace Otekat head of laboratories UBTS says the machine has now enabled the blood bank improve component extraction which is critical to the treatment of ac...
Standard Chartered Bank Uganda in partnership with the Inclusion Works Consortium Award Ugx 18 million to youth with disabilities to help them generate entrepreneurial solutions that solve community needs as part of the ‘Innovation Challenge” Initiative

Standard Chartered Bank Uganda in partnership with the Inclusion Works Consortium Award Ugx 18 million to youth with disabilities to help them generate entrepreneurial solutions that solve community needs as part of the ‘Innovation Challenge” Initiative

Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, PRAU, Standard Chartered Bank, UGANDA
20 April 2021: Kampala - Uganda– Standard Chartered Bank Uganda in partnership with the Inclusion Works Consortium rewarded finalists of the ‘Innovation Challenge for Youth with Disabilities’ with USD 5,000 (Ugx 18 million) to help them realise their entrepreneurial aspirations at a ceremony held at Golf Course Hotel in Kampala recently and presided over by the Commissioner for Disability and Elderly Affairs, Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development – Mr. Emilly Ajjambo. This the ‘innovation challenge’ initiative is part of the Bank’s Diversity & Inclusion agenda initiated a means to empower youth with disabilities as job creators through self-motivated innovations.The Inclusion Works consortium led by Sightsavers announced the five winners of the ‘innovation challenge ...
We still need Kadaga to be our Speaker- General Moses Ali

We still need Kadaga to be our Speaker- General Moses Ali

AFRICA, Diplomats, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, Parliament, PRAU, UGANDA, WORLD
Uganda's Deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali has declared that he Supports Rt Hon Rebbecca to still be the Speaker Of Parliament. (L_R) Uganda's Speaker of Parliament Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga talks to the Imam Of the Parliamentary Mosque Hajji Latif Sebagala during the Event.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. He declared his support for the Current Speaker while presiding over Iftar dinner organised by Rt Hon Alitwala Kadaga at the Parliamentary Premises.This will be Kadaga’s third term bid, saying Uganda still needed her and that the country was peaceful because of her. (L_R) Uganda's Speaker of Parliament Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga talks to the President of Jeema Party Hon.Asuman Basalirwa during the Event.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. "She is a very experienced lead...
DUO wins African Tech PR Agency of the Year at MEA Business Awards

DUO wins African Tech PR Agency of the Year at MEA Business Awards

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, PRAU, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
Cape Town, 16 March 2021: DUO Marketing and Communications, a specialist provider of PR and digital marketing services to technology companies in Africa, has been selected as the best African Tech PR Agency for 2020 at the MEA Business Awards. “What an extraordinary accomplishment for our business in an unpredictable year when no one actually knew whether we would make it or not.  We are incredibly honoured to have survived 2020 but the cherry on the top was being nominated for this prestigious award by our clients,” said Judith Middleton, CEO at DUO. Key highlights in 2020 for DUO Marketing + Communications include a 94% retainer client retention rate, a 40% increase in upselling to our existing clients as they switched on more digital solutions and a 35% increase in new busin...
Partner with us in ‘Kazi Mtaani’, President Kenyatta tells dev’t partners

Partner with us in ‘Kazi Mtaani’, President Kenyatta tells dev’t partners

AFRICA, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, POLITICS, PRAU, WORLD
NAIROBI, 10th March 2021 President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Kenya's development partners to support public programs that directly benefit wananchi such as the 'Kazi Mtaani' youth employment initiative. President Uhuru Kenyatta meeting with UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya Dr Stephen Jackson, who called on him today at State House, Nairobi. Also present in the meeting was Cabinet Secretary Foreign Affairs Amb. Raychelle Omamo.  President Uhuru Kenyatta meeting with UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya Dr Stephen Jackson, who called on him today at State House, Nairobi. Also present in the meeting was Cabinet Secretary Foreign Affairs Amb. Raychelle Omamo. The President said 'Kazi Mtaani' had not only created gainful employment for thousands of youth but also helped develop their ...
Happy Women’s Day- S.African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Happy Women’s Day- S.African President Cyril Ramaphosa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, International Hospital Kampala, NRM, POLITICS, PRAU, South Africa, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, WORLD, World Bank
• Monday, 8 March 2021 • Dear Fellow South African, Today is International Women’s Day. For more than a century, this day has been celebrated across the world as part of the struggle to realise women’s rights in the social, political, legal, reproductive, health and other spheres. The Women’s Charter, which was drawn up in 1994, notes that at the heart of women’s marginalisation in South Africa are the attitudes and practices that “confine women to the domestic arena, and reserve for men the arena where political power and authority reside”. There can be no meaningful progress for women if our society continues to relegate women to ‘traditional’ professions, occupations or roles, while it is mainly men who sit on decision-making structures. Fittingly, the theme of t...
NEW PRAU GOVERNING COUNCIL TAKES OVER OFFICE

NEW PRAU GOVERNING COUNCIL TAKES OVER OFFICE

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, PRAU, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
KAMPALA UGANDA: The Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU) had the new Governing Council take-over its leadership at a handover function held at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Friday, 19th February 2021. The new Prau governing Council led by their President Mr Stephen Mwanga (left) with the Minister of Information,Communication and National Guidance Hon. Judith Nabakooba.PRAU Photo The handover ceremony was graced by the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Hon Nabakooba Nalule Judith who applauded PRAU for being a strong association that has been successfully governed for the last ten years the Minister of ICT & National Guidance has been patron. Ms Yvonne Mpanga being sworn in as the Director,Discipline as Juma Yusuf K. Walusimbi (Mr) Past President and C...
Parliament editor Mwanga elected PRAU president

Parliament editor Mwanga elected PRAU president

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Kampala,Uganda Stephen Mwanga has been elected President of Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU).He polled 32 votes beating rivals Eddie Oketcho (24 votes) and Julius Wandera (8 votes).The scientific election took place at Hotel Africana in Kampala during PRAU’s 44th Annual General Meeting. Former PRAU President Sarah Kagingo. Mwanga is a senior editor at Parliament of Uganda and a consultant editor who has been in the field for a long time. In his maiden speech, Mwanga admitted all his campaign promises were picked from the PRAU Strategic Plan. He committed to execute his duties, saying the members had given their votes to the right person. Mwanga gives his speech Val Oketcho,afriend and the former PRAU President Sarah Kagingo. He committed to work with the ...