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The psychology of pregnant women

By Agatha Namirembe UPEU Chairperson. The end results of pregnancy is baby birth. Biblically, pregnancy is associated to the powers of God. It is believed that children are given by God himself (Psalm 127:3) just to get a few examples. In the book of Genesis (21:1-3), we read the story of Sarah – Abraham’s wife. […]

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Indicators of sexual harassment at workplace

By Sarah Nansikombi. Sexual harassment at the workplace can be manifested in a number of acts or forms. These include leering, wolf or seductive whistles , inappropriate and unsolicited , gifts, lingerie, indecent exposure and persuading a worker to wear revealing clothes. Tales of  sexual exploitation, sexual assault, soliciting sexual services for favours at work,  […]

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Development Partners pledge support in health sector

By Sarah Achen Kibisi. The health sector will not suffer budget cuts, Uganda’s development partners have assured the country. In a meeting with the Committee on Health, the partners including the World Health Organisation (WHO), USAID, Clinton Health Care Initiative and UK AID told the legislators that despite the challenges in funding created by the […]

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Understanding sexual harrassment in employment

By Sarah Nansikombi. Sexual harassment is any unwelcome  sexual advance, request for sexual favor, verbal or physical conduct or gesture of a sexual nature, or any other behavior  of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation to another. It is also defined as any behavior of […]

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Uganda ready to counter new covid-19 variant

By Sarah Kibisi Acen. Uganda Government has intensified surveillance measures on most points of entry to curb spread of the deadly Omicron, a new COVID-19 variant,  officials said.  Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng  said in a statement to Parliament that whereas the Omicron variant has not yet been detected in Uganda, government is […]

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Covid 19: Health of workers is key

By Margaret Nakazibwe. Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, health authorities have been urging us to pay attention to our hand hygiene and for good reason, my appeal to workers is be conscious of the guidelines sent by the Ministry of Health to help to prevent the spread of infection. Washing your hands with […]

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COVID-19 affects Uganda’s food security

By Sarah Nansikombi. A new report has found that Uganda is one of the countries that has been  affected by malnutrition and hunger. The Report Journalists Reporting Skills Survey-2019 prepared by the Convener of Civil Society Alliance for Nutrition ISANU Mr Richard Baguma says that currently Covid-19 has really affected the world. Uganda is among […]