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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

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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...
“Iam Sorry”Uganda’s former Archbishop  Rt. Rev Stanley Ntagali apologises for having an affair with a married woman

“Iam Sorry”Uganda’s former Archbishop Rt. Rev Stanley Ntagali apologises for having an affair with a married woman

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It all started like speculations that the former Church of Uganda Archbishop Stanley Ntagali has for the first time come out publically to apologise for the extramarital affair scandal that led to his suspension.“On the Christmas eve of 1974, I gave my life to Jesus Christ as a young man. I still love Jesus Christ because he has loved me and I would love to serve him for all the years, sadly, I fell into the sin of adultery and I confess to the Lord to forgive me, bishops, partners, brothers, sisters and the entire Church of Uganda, please forgive me.  former Archbishop Rt. Rev Stanley Ntagali I apologise to Reverend Christopher and his wife Judith. I want to remain closer to Jesus. I want to continue standing on that solid rock,” apologized the man of God who sounded strong.Many w...
Covid-19 outbreak in Lacor is being handled, Gov’t tells MPs

Covid-19 outbreak in Lacor is being handled, Gov’t tells MPs

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The Minister of state for Primary Healthcare, Hon Joyce Moriku Kaducu has assured the country that government is handling the Covid-19 outbreak in St. Mary’s Hospital, Lacor. Caption Photo1:Hon Moriku, State Minister for Primary HealthcareShe said that a response team from the Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation has been sent to respond to the situation. The House was chaired by Speaker Kadaga “The country is faced with a second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak. Yesterday, we carried out tests and registered 54 positive cases. Out of these, Gulu alone registered 42,” she said.Moriku said that following the outbreak in Lacor, government is now putting interventions in all nursing and secondary schools to mitigate further spread of the virus.“When we carried out inspectio...
KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka makes a tour on the City Projects, not impressed with construction sites that are untidy.

KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka makes a tour on the City Projects, not impressed with construction sites that are untidy.

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Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka today made an inspection of a number of roads in the City. She was first impressed by the the work on the first site which is John Babiha road now known as Acacia. Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. However,later,she found out that drainage channels were left open, something dangerous to pedestrians. She blasted the Contractors of this work and City Engineers for not supervising well."This site is near a School.I can not be a proud parent of a child of Kabojja Junior School with the surrounds are dirty" Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. ."Yes, you are doing a great job but this does not mean you ke...
President Samia Suluhu is seen wearing a mask in first official visit to Uganda

President Samia Suluhu is seen wearing a mask in first official visit to Uganda

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Tanzania's head of State Samia Suluhu being received by her Ugandan Counterpart H.E Yoweri Museveni in first official visit to Uganda.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. Tanzania's head of State Samia Suluhu being received by her Ugandan Counterpart H.E Yoweri Museveni in first official visit to Uganda.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. Tanzania's head of State Samia Suluhu being received by her Ugandan Counterpart H.E Yoweri Museveni in first official visit to Uganda.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. Tanzania's Samia Suluhu has made her first trip as President to Uganda, where she is visiting for a day. Uganda President Yoweri Museveni shared pictures of Suluhu’s arrival on Twitter. She is believed to be visiting for bilateral trade talks that will culminate in the signing of the crude oil pipe...
Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

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With key stakeholders, @MinofHealthUG reviewed the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria. The outcomes of the report give us pride in these strategic partnerships. We will now focus on mentorship at all levels, harmonizing supply chain management among multiple warehouses and strengthening quality assurance mechanisms. We thank Abbott and all partners for the support.
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta applauds nurses for role in healthcare provision

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta applauds nurses for role in healthcare provision

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NAIROBI, 8th April 2021– First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has applauded the role nurses play in promoting primary healthcare. The First Lady appreciated the sacrifices nurses make to deliver maternal and child health services especially during this COVID-19 period. Her Excellency First Lady Margaret Kenyatta making her remarks during a virtual Beyond Zero technical working group meeting. The meeting drew participants from the Ministry of Health, National Aids Control Council (NACC), National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), development and implementing partners as well as civil society organizations “That is why we shall be appreciating nurses who have been on the frontline working during the pandemic at the Beyond Zero Summit to be held in September this year. “They have ...
Kampala Archibishop Dr Cyprian Lwanga to be buried today  inside Rubaga Cathedral

Kampala Archibishop Dr Cyprian Lwanga to be buried today inside Rubaga Cathedral

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Lwanga died on Saturday morning, aged 68, and a postmortem report released on Monday revealed that he succumbed to heart attack induced by a blood clot.Inside the church section dubbed Uganda Martyrs Corner, a series of activities, including grave construction, were at full throttle.  This crypt, a final resting place for already two other bishops, This designated burial location is inside Rubaga Cathedral, on the right-hand side, more precisely, between the graves of Joseph Kiwanuka and Bishop Edward Michaud. Kiwanuka served as the archbishop of Rubaga from 1961 until his death in 1966, while Bishop Michaud served as the apostolic vicar in Tabora in Tanzania before being transferred to Uganda in 1932. He died in 1945.    Msgr . Charles Kasibante has confirmed ...
Press release: Activism and commitments to accelerate gender equality mark conclusion of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico City

Press release: Activism and commitments to accelerate gender equality mark conclusion of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico City

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Mexico City, Mexico, 31 March 2021 – The Generation Equality Forum Mexico concluded today with the unveiling of an Action Coalition blueprint and of new catalytic commitments for gender equality. These set the stage to pass the Forum’s torch to its next step in Paris on 30 June, which will be a major commitment-making moment. Youth and civil society leaders also launched a 2026 vision and a common feminist pathway. This progress was made possible by a vibrant intergenerational coalition of actors representing governments, civil society, feminist and youth organizations, the private sector, philanthropy, and international organizations. The Forum in Mexico City, 29-31 March, engaged an estimated 10,000 people, including over 250 speakers from 85 countries to reinvigorate action and move...
KCCA launches operation Smart City   in Kisenyi 1&2

KCCA launches operation Smart City in Kisenyi 1&2

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Kampala,Uganda We are going to have Zero tolerance to garbage, Dorothy Kisaka, the Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority said this morning while launching Kampala Smart City Operation in Kisenyi 1,2 and Mengo. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy talking to garbage collectors.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. This is a wide City Operation. It should be every stakeholder’s job. It includes leaders of Communities, landlords, market leaders and law enforcers. This is our city all of us. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy examines a drainage Channel.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy examines a drainage talking .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.  This will be a weekly  Campaign launched  in different Parishes and Zones. Next we...
Uganda’s MPs mark 100 years of the Legislature

Uganda’s MPs mark 100 years of the Legislature

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Parliament was in a celebratory mood as legislators across the political divide debated a motion to commemorate the 100 years of the legislature. Uganda's Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga and the Clerk to Parliament,Mps and staff tour the Photo Exhibition.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates The motion to mark this milestone was moved by the Minister for Public Service, Hon Muruli Mukasa on Tuesday, 23 March 2021. Uganda's Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga and the Clerk to Parliament,Mps and staff tour the Photo Exhibition.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates The  first meeting of the then Legislative Council (LEGCO) was held on 23 March 1921 at the High Court Chambers in Entebbe. Uganda's Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga and the Clerk to Parl...
Tanzania’s first Female Vice President Samia Hassan Suluhu likely to become the next President.

Tanzania’s first Female Vice President Samia Hassan Suluhu likely to become the next President.

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Samia Hassan Suluhu (born 27 January 1960) is a Tanzanian CCM politician and the designated President of Tanzania,[1][2] due to be sworn into office following the death of president John Magufuli on 17 March 2021. She became Tanzania's first female vice-President following the 2015 General election, after being elected on the CCM ticket along with president John Magufuli. Suluhu and Magufuli were reelected to a second term in 2020. Before her tenure as vice-president she served as the Member of Parliament for Makunduchi constituency from 2010 to 2015, and was also the Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office for Union Affairs from 2010 to 2015. Prior to this, she served as a minister in the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar in the administration of President Amani Karume. ...
Uganda to Begin Nationwide COVID Vaccinations Wednesday

Uganda to Begin Nationwide COVID Vaccinations Wednesday

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Uganda launches its national vaccination program on Wednesday, two days after receiving 100,000 additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine donated by the Indian government. So far, Uganda has received 964,000 doses of the vaccine through donations. Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng said healthcare workers will be the first to get their shots followed by teachers and those in high risk groups, including the elderly. The health ministry earlier said Ugandans seeking vaccinations must present a national identification card and non-citizens a passport. Aceng also warned that vaccination does not mean the public should abandon Covid-19 safety protocols to help prevent the spread of the virus. Uganda has confirmed nearly 40,500 infections and 334 deaths, according to Johns Hopkin...
Women, youth should access loans -The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga

Women, youth should access loans -The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga

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Kampala-Uganda: The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has urged the elected female legislators to the 11th Parliament to continue pushing government to consider a 30 per cent loan access to the youth and women.“We have resolved that 30 per cent of loans government gets are to be used by women and youth. Many times, these groups are left out and yet they are also citizens of Uganda,” she said.Kadaga made these remarks at the Uganda Law Society Women’s Day celebration under the theme “Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world”. The event which also celebrated female lawyers and legislators in the 11th Parliament was held at Femme Forte Offices in Ntinda, Monday, 08 March 2021.The Speaker added that Parliament makes policies but usually they have not been followed to the detail. She ...
Pursue leadership positions at all levels, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta encourages women

Pursue leadership positions at all levels, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta encourages women

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NAIROBI, 8 March 2021 First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has encouraged more women to actively seek elective and other positions of leadership both at national and county levels. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta delivers her remarks when she presided over virtual celebrations to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) under theme ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’. The celebrations were held at Kenya School of Government, Nairobi.  While applauding the current 23 percent representation of women in the National Assembly, the First Lady said more work needed to be done to achieve the constitutionally proposed two-thirds gender rule. Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Public Service and Gender, Prof. Margaret Kobia and her Defence Counterpar...
MTN Group’s Yolanda Cuba guides Women on Career Growth In International Women’s Day Webinar

MTN Group’s Yolanda Cuba guides Women on Career Growth In International Women’s Day Webinar

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MTN Uganda in conjunction with Project Girls for Girls hosted a joint webinar to commemorate the International Women’s day Ms. Yolanda Cuba, the MTN Group Vice President for South and East African Region was the host of the Webinar. Cuba is one of the key business leaders in Africa and was named one of the 20 top power women in Africa by Forbes Magazine Monday 8th March 2021- Kampala-Uganda: MTN Uganda in conjunction with the Project Girls for Girls joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day that falls on the 8th of March every year.  While MTN appreciates women and diversity, project Girls for Girls aims at exposure to female leadership, mentorship, and access to education and training to boost the aspirations of young women and cultivate the...
Facebook Launches ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’ – a Book Spotlighting Female Leaders from across Africa

Facebook Launches ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’ – a Book Spotlighting Female Leaders from across Africa

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Available for free in digital and physical formats, the book provides inspirational real-life stories for future generations and young leadersJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 3, 2021/ -- As part of its celebration around International Women’s Month, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced the launch of ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’, a collection of beautifully inspired stories & life advice from 19 women who are breaking boundaries in fields such as media, entertainment, politics, education and business.Available for free in digital and physical formats, the book provides inspirational real-life stories for future generations and young leaders. Each chapter focuses on a personal experience and life lesson around how these women have navigated their path to success, ...
PM RUGUNDA LAUNCHES THE FIRST EVER NATIONAL RISK AND VULNERABILITY ATLAS OF UGANDA

PM RUGUNDA LAUNCHES THE FIRST EVER NATIONAL RISK AND VULNERABILITY ATLAS OF UGANDA

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The Prime Minister of Uganda, RT Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda has today launched the first of its kind National Risk and Vulnerability Atlas for Uganda at the Office of the Prime Minister headquarters in Kampala. The National Risk and Vulnerability Atlas is a key instrument designed by the Office of the Prime Minister, with support from the United National Development Program (UNDP) to enhance understanding of disaster risk in all its dimensions; including hazards, exposure and vulnerability in all the 122 Districts of Uganda. While giving his remarks at the launch, PM Rugunda said that the National Atlas will enable policy makers and practitioners in government, private sector, media and the general public to understand and make informed decisions on planning and implementing disaster...
UN Women calls upon all stakeholders to listen to the voices of women in Myanmar in response to political events

UN Women calls upon all stakeholders to listen to the voices of women in Myanmar in response to political events

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Statement by UN Women Myanmar In light of recent political events in Myanmar, UN Women expresses strong concern over the use of force by security forces against peaceful demonstrators including women and calls upon all stakeholders to listen to the voices of Myanmar women. On 9 February 2021, there were several reports from Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay and other cities in Myanmar of demonstrators having been injured by security forces in connection with the peaceful disobedience movement sweeping across the country. It was later confirmed that Ma Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing a 19-year old woman, who was shot in the head by security forces, was the first reported victim of this violence. Doctors have confirmed since that the young woman is currently in critical condition and being kept on life ...