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21 Arrested over holding sex party in Kireka.

21 Arrested over holding sex party in Kireka.

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
Police in Kampala Metropolitan Area have raided and arrested 21 suspects who participated in a sex party. The party was taking place in a private house located in Kireka, Kira Municipality. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said that they got intelligence information about the party and planted informants to monitor and inform the force when the party has started. “Towards midnight, the police were notified that the sex games had started and we swung in action.  We got the participants red handed,” Onyango said in a statement on Sunday. “They have been arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station on charges of disobedience of lawful orders on Covid-19 and doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of the infectious dise...
Health: Best Tips For Stress Management

Health: Best Tips For Stress Management

FEATURED, Health
By Our Reporter Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations whether they are real or perceived. Stress management is a set of techniques and programmes intended to help people deal more effectively with stress in their lives by analyzing the specific stressors and taking positive actions to minimize their effects .Very many people go through a lot of stress due to different reasons. Symptoms of Stress Loss of sexual desireChest pain and rapid heartbeatPanic attacksSocial isolationFatigue   Feeling over whelmedWeight gain or lossDifficulty in sleepingInability to focusChanges in appetite and many others. Dangers Of Stress Severe stress among people can result into disastrous repercussions and here are some of the problems that can arise because of st...
This Happens to your Body when you eat Ginger Every day for a Month

This Happens to your Body when you eat Ginger Every day for a Month

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
We didn’t know ginger is so healthy We all know that fruit and vegetables are really good for us. It is known that we should eat colored food several times a day, but did you know that certain spices also have many health benefits? Take ginger, for example. When you eat ginger every day, a lot of good things happen to your body. Ginger Ginger is a spice with a very strong taste. Ginger is not only very tasty, but also has a lot of good qualities. Ginger contains gingerol, shogaol, zingiberene and a whole range of vitamins and minerals. It is therefore not surprising that ginger has a long medicinal history. Centuries ago, ginger was used to cure all kinds of ailments. In addition, eating ginger regularly also helps to keep your body healthy. Good qualities Ginger contains g...
Prof. William Bazeyo Resigns as Deputy Vice Chancellor Makerere University.

Prof. William Bazeyo Resigns as Deputy Vice Chancellor Makerere University.

Education, FEATURED, Latest News
Prof William Bazeyo the deputy vice chancellor Finance and Administration of Makerere University has resigned from his duties at the University. The reasons for Bazeyo’s tendering in of his resignation are yet to be known. William Bazeyo, is a Ugandan physician, public health specialist, academic, researcher, and academic administrator. Since September 2017, he has been the deputy vice chancellor in charge of finance and administration at Makerere University. In August 2020, Bazeeyo won a shs 185b grant for the University, a move that have hope to the Ivory Tower top management and the country at large. “This UGX 185 billion grant win by Prof. William Bazeyo is unprecedented. It’s the largest single grant win by an academician in the history of Uganda. What is i...
Ugandan Bats Discovered as First Relatives of rubella virus.

Ugandan Bats Discovered as First Relatives of rubella virus.

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
At night in a Ugandan forest, a team of American and African scientists take oral swabs from insect-eating cyclops leaf-nosed bats. In a necropsy room near the Baltic Sea, researchers try to determine what killed a donkey, a Bennett's tree-kangaroo and a capybara at a German zoo -; all of them suffering from severe brain swelling. Neither team was aware of the other, yet they were both about to converge on a discovery that would forever link them -; and help solve a long-enduring mystery. They were each about to find two new relatives of the rubella virus, which had been, since it was first identified in 1962, the only known member of its virus family, Matonaviridae. In Africa, this relative is ruhugu virus, named for the place where it was found, Ruteete Subcounty, and the ...
Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago, Deputy Nyanjura In Isolation Over COVID-19

Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago, Deputy Nyanjura In Isolation Over COVID-19

FEATURED, NEWS
By Our Reporter Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Lord Mayor Hajji Elias Lukwago and his deputy Doreen Nyanjura are reportedly in separate self-isolation over fears that they could have contracted the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19). Lukwago and Nyanjura are said to have been taken for testing on Wednesday and later into isolation on Friday evening after they both showed signs of COVID-19, according to our sources at City Hall. Lord Mayor Hajji Elias Lukwago and deputy Doreen Nyanjura recently Although the officials at KCCA are yet to issue an official statement about Lukwago and Nyanjura’s health status, our efforts to contact either the Lord Mayor or his deputy for a comment about the matter were futile since they couldn’t be reached through their office lines. But is...
Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 81, Out Of 8,808

Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 81, Out Of 8,808

FEATURED, NEWS
By Our Reporter The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Uganda has climbed to 81 after the Ministry of Health registered two new deaths on Friday. The Ministry revealed that results of COVID-19 tests done on 03rd October 2020 confirmed 146 new cases, raising the cumulative confirmed total cases  to 8,808 and 4,736  total recoveries. The latest updates from the Ministry also indicate that 2 new COVID-19 deaths were registered from Kampala and Gulu Districts respectively. The breakdown of the new cases is as follows: The breakdown of the new cases are: Contacts and Alerts (83):  Masaka (61), Kampala (11), Gulu (4), Arua (1), Buikwe (1), Buvuma (1), Jinja (1), Luwero (1), Moyo (1), Adjumani (1) Returnees (63): from Oman (44), Jordan (12), Saudi ...
EPHWOR  Launches App  To Bridge Family Planning  Communication Gaps Between Women And Health Workers

EPHWOR Launches App To Bridge Family Planning Communication Gaps Between Women And Health Workers

FEATURED, NEWS, TECH
By Our Reporter A team of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts have developed an app that enables women and mothers seeking family planning methods communicate directly with service providers, especially professional medical personnel. The app, known as ‘Talk To Me/Gamba Nanye’,  is aimed at bridging the gap  between women seeking Family Planning and Contraception solutions with service providers at accredited medical health facilities. SOme of the community leaders who participated in the launch of the Talk To Me/Gamba Nanye App Working under local Nongovernmental Organisation (NGO) Enforcement of Patients and Health Workers’ Rights (EPHWOR), the IT experts have since rolled out the  ‘Talk To Me / Gamba Nanye’ app  at health centres in th...
Uganda Records 158 New COVID-19 Cases.

Uganda Records 158 New COVID-19 Cases.

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
Uganda's Ministry of Health on Thursday reported 158 new coronavirus cases raising the national total to 8,287. Majority of the new cases (125) were reported from contacts and alerts with the capital Kampala accounting for most of them (76 or about 61 percent). The remaining 26 areas each recorded between a minimum of one case and a maximum of four cases. The other 33 new cases were all Ugandan returnees from Oman (18), Jordan (10) and Afghanistan (5). The East African country has reported at least 110 confirmed coronavirus cases for the last 18 straight days; this included a new record highest daily increase in cases. Despite this recent trend, President Yoweri Museveni announced a further easing of COVID-19-related restrictions in the country. Museveni said the country co...
At UN, Uganda Highlights COVID-19 Response, Commitment to Sustainable Development

At UN, Uganda Highlights COVID-19 Response, Commitment to Sustainable Development

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
Through deliberate and targeted actions, Uganda has been able to contain the spread of COVID-19, the country’s representative to the UN told the General Assembly, adding that the Government also prioritized sustainable recovery from the pandemic in its national plans. Philip Ochen Odida, Deputy Permanent Representative, speaking in person to the UN Assembly.  To mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uganda followed strong guidelines, standard operating procedures and systematic testing, tracing, quarantining and treatment regimen, explained Philip Ochen Odida, Deputy Permanent Representative, speaking in person to the UN Assembly.  The COVID-19 crisis, however, “has given lessons and areas for re...
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