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  • Government urged to prioritize Kalar-Azar treatment-

    Medical practitioners in the fight against Kala-azar cite the need for training of more medical personel in its handling and treatment. Kala-azar is a disease spread through bites from sand flies mostly found in arid and semi arid areas. İt is considered amongst the 17 neglected diseases by the World


  • Boys experiencing physical violence than girls – report

    Findings of the first ever national Violence against Children report indicate that boys have experienced more physical violence with 4 out of 10 boys experiencing violence compared to girls where 3 out of 10. The report authored by government, UNICEF and partners indicates that nearly half of the violence experienced


  • Govt to crackdown on contractors who flout the building code

    State minister for relief and disaster preparedness Musa Ecweru renews the demand for contractors of buildings to install lightening arresters on buildings to avert deaths. Ecweru maintains that buildings that do not have lightening arresters put occupants of these buildings at risk of  suffering from natural disasters like earthquakes, thunder and


  • African govt at high risk of cyber attacks – Experts

    African Governments are being urged to develop comprehensive systems to protect business and personal data in light of increasing cyber-crimes. An ICT expert working with NEPAD Abdou Rahman Mboob says that Africa is at a high risk of cyber attacks which may include targeting key Government data Mboob cites the


  • Germany rejects Uganda’s sim sim

    Over 18 metric tons of Sim sim which was being exported from Uganda to Germany have been rejected after being found to contain traces of salomonella pathogens.          The most common symptoms of salmonella infection are non bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps. This infection is obtained through eating contaminated food or