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Call for Papers for the 8th African Population Conference

Call for Papers for the 8th African Population Conference Every four years, The Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) organizes a general conference on the African population. The aim of this conference is to share and disseminate research evidence on population and development issues and explore ways for applying the research evidence to improve policies […]

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Uganda: Health Experts Root for Simplified Research Findings

BY FRANCIS EMORUT, 31 MAY 2013 Health experts have urged researchers involved in clinical work to simplify their research findings for the public to understand and interpret them for the good of their health. “A lot of research findings have been done and left to gather dust on the shelves without being of any help […]

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Uganda: Fistula Camp to Save 80 Women

BY RACHEAL NINSIIMA, 28 MAY 2013 Christine Katusabe slightly lifts her bed curtain at Hoima regional referral hospital to ascertain if the morning is here. When the first ray of light shoots through the window, she slowly turns her grey blanket and sky-blue sheets over to the other side, sits up and throws her head […]

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Only 170,000 Ugandans donate blood

Kampala Jocy Asio’s father paid Shs30,000 for petrol for an ambulance to rush the 19-year-old suffering from post-natal bleeding to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital only to be told there was no blood. Ms Matilda Ondoru, a mother of a four-year-old child, sits helpless at Arua Regional Referral Hospital waiting to receive blood. She has been […]

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Uganda among the worst in child marriages – study

By Anne Mugisa and Catherine Mwesigwa in Kuala Lumpur Almost two million Ugandan minors are forced or lured into alleged marriage, according to an African human social development report presented at the Women Deliver international conference in Kuala Lumpur. The report is compiled from statistics gathered in 2010 to 2012 from UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and […]

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