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Health Journalists link up with Scientists at Science Cafés

Once every month, health journalists in Uganda attend a Science Café where they have the opportunity to interact with scientists and researchers. The meeting has over the last few months succeeded in bridging the gap between scientists and journalists leading to more understanding of scientific principles by journalists.

Uganda pro-GMO activists advocate for enabling law

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Ugandan pro-biotechnology activists are calling for an expedited legislation to enable access by farmers to crops genetically-modified (GM) against virulent diseases, pests and drought, if the country is to sustain food production and supply next decades.

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Orange sweet Potato provide nourishment to Uganda kids

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A study published in the latest edition of the Journal of Nutrition provides conclusive evidence that orange sweet potato (OSP) provided significant amounts of vitamin A to malnourished Ugandan children and women and that a modest improvement in vitamin A levels in the body was measurable in some cases. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a […]

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East African states to share agricultural research online

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The Association for Strengthening Research in Agriculture in Eastern and Central Africa (Asareca) has created an online portal through which scientists in member countries will share research on agriculture.

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Ugandan scientist says ‘Truvada not HIV vaccine’

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By Shifa Mwesigye, Scientists in Uganda have dismissed reports that an HIV vaccine has been found. The report followed the US-based Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the anti-retroviral drug Truvada as a preventive measure against the transmission of HIV. Prof Pontiano Kaleebu, director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe, says Truvada is […]

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Uganda leads East Africa in infant mortality

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A child is more likely to be born preterm, or too early, in Uganda more than in any other country in the east African region and is less likely to survive here.

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Digital Migration – Are We Handing Power to Enemy?

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IN the 1980s, governments struggled to hold on to the monopoly of propaganda and reserved a firm grip on what information to broadcast to the population. Aware of the major role BBC played in the European wars and imperialism, most states established external broadcast propaganda stations. Similarly, the imperial Anglo American powers used the media […]

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