Compulsory Hepatitis B testing introduced at Kampala University

By Agencies Kampala University will require all its students to undergo Hepatitis B testing and vaccination before they return for the second semester for the 2017/2018 academic. According to a December 06th notice issued by Moses Nyamurasha, the Director Kampala University Luweero Campus, students will only be registered upon presenting a Hepatitis B vaccination certificate. “There is one week tolerance that will be given to everybody as there will be medical officers doing the testing for fresh students around campus for the first two weeks,” reads the notice in part.…

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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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