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IRENE GLEESON FOUNDATION COMPLETES FOOD DISTRIBUTION TO FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH NODDING SYNDROME

BY SAMUEL ONEN KITGUM: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 The Irene Gleeson Foundation (IGF) has completed distribution of relief food to all the families of children with nodding syndrome in Labongo Amida Sub-county, Kitgum district. The Foundation is using its charity walk this year to raise at least 40,000 kilograms of …

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ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE: PATIENT LED CONTACT TRACING HELPING UGANDAN MEDICS TO FIGHT DRUG RESISTANT TB

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: SATURDAY, September 10, 2022 While attending a tailoring workshop in Luwero district in 2020, Faridah Namukwayo, 22, developed a little cough. For three weeks, Namukwayo took this as a usual cough that occasionally attacked her after a common cold or flu. However, everything changed when she …

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NAKADAMA PROMISES MORE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT TO FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH NODDING SYNDROME

BY GLADYS LAKAREBER KITGUM: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 The mysterious nodding syndrome has lingered for over 20 years in Northern Uganda, affecting more than 3,000 children. However, the Third Deputy Prime Minister, Rukia Isanga Nakadama has promised that the government will increase its support to the families. Nakadama said this …

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WHY GIRLS MUST UGANDA IS TRAINING WOMEN ON SAFE BROWSING

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2022 Over the weekend, Girls Must Uganda, a local civil society organization, summoned over 20 young women activists, feminists, rights defenders, councilors, probation officers and journalists in Kabale and Rukiga districts for a lesson on digital safety. Maurine Tukahirwa, the chief Executive Officer …

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