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Winnie Byanyima Says Females Need Better Protection Against HIV/AIDS

Winnie Byanyima Says Females Need Better Protection Against HIV/AIDS

Winnie Byanyima, the wife to opposition politician and Doctor, Kizza Besigye, has called for better protection of women and girls against HIV/AIDS. As the executive director of United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), she spotted three major issues. She hopes that these can help to bring the girls to safety and empowerment. One of the issues includes rolling out universal ...

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Tanzania Seeking Help To Repatriate 120,000 Burundian Refugees

Tanzania Seeking Help To Repatriate 120,000 Burundian Refugees

Tanzanian authorities are seeking for help to repatriate over 120,000 Burundian refugees who currently live in two camps. One of the camps is in western Tanzania’s Kigoma region near the Burundi border. Humanitarians have said that conditions at the camp are better than conditions at home. This comes with allegations by rights groups and the UN that Burundian refugees have ...

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Ministry Of Health Closes Clinic Treating Ebola In Mubende

Ministry Of Health Closes Clinic Treating Ebola In Mubende

The Ebola task force in Mubende together with security have resolved to close down a health facility at Kirunji Village in Mubende district. This facility has apparently been treating suspected Ebola patients. Rosemary Byabasaija, the Resident District Commissioner, says the move is aimed at reducing the risk of infection. It is also intended to encourage access by suspected cases to ...

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Police Launches Plan To Deal With Mental Health Challenges

Police Launches Plan To Deal With Mental Health Challenges

Uganda is joining the rest of the world today to commemorate the World Mental Health Day. The Uganda police Force is joining this in a very special way by enrolling a five-year strategy to address mental health challenges.  Dr Moses Byaruhanga, the director of Police Health Services, said the strategy majorly targets the challenges faced by their officers. He also ...

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Pastors With Churches In Wetlands Ordered To Vacate

Pastors With Churches In Wetlands Ordered To Vacate

President Museveni recently gave a directive to Resident District Commissioners to ensure wetlands restoration across the country. Following this, pastors with churches in wetlands have been ordered to vacate. “We want proprietors of churches to have economic empowerment strategies in their flow such that they stop only receiving blessings but they also receive knowledge, that will emancipate them from poverty,” ...

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