SAIU, Makerere University fundraise for NCD Symposium

By Ambrose Gahene and Joseph m. Buwule A total of shs 662 million was pledged during a fundraising dinner, for Makerere University College of Health Sciences {MakCHS} First International Non-Communicable Diseases {INCDs} Symposium, slated to take place from February 12-15 2018, at Speke Resort Munyonyo . The fundraising drive took place at Pearl of Africa Hotel, Kampala last Tuesday. Makerere University College of Health Sciences is in partnership with St. Augustine International University {SAIU}, to carry out research on NCDs. While presiding over the fundraising drive as Chief Guest, Minister…

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HIV and stigma

By Dr Rachna Pande He was a professor from a neighboring country, intelligent, suave and well read. He knew about HIV/AIDS very well and unfortunately turned positive on being tested. He refused to go to the HIV clinic and insisted that he should be tested and treated in one separate room of the office portion. ‘Annet’- a 24-year-old female was in 7th heaven, when she found a man of her dreams and married him. In spite of being HIV-positive, she did not tell her husband about it and avoided taking…

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Uganda declared Marburg free

By ABCafrica reporter The Ministry of Health has declared Uganda Marburg free. On 19 October the ministry declared the outbreak of Marburg following laboratory tests at the Uganda Virus Institute where one person was confirmed to have succumbed to Marburg on 13 October in Kween. The State Minister in Charge of Primary Health Care, Ms Sarah Opendi said it is exactly 42 days since one person suspected to have had Marburg symptoms died and that it is also 42 days since the last confirmed two cases died in Kween and…

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HIV Preventive Vaccine Trial to Start In Africa

By Agencies The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and National Institutes of Health are joining forces with Johnson & Johnson to advance the potential prevention option, which is designed to be a “global vaccine” that could prevent a wide range of viral strains responsible for the HIV pandemic. “Developing a vaccine against HIV is a top priority and our best hope for a world without AIDS. Finding an effective HIV vaccine to protect people at risk has been a major scientific challenge, but today there is new optimism that we…

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