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News Round-Up for Diaspora and Friends

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
News Round-Up for Diaspora and Friends

President Obama announces $105 million in emergency humanitarian relief efforts in the Horn of Africa. Africa.com launches a social coupon website for the African diaspora, with deals for discounted airfare, money transfers, phone cards, and other products. Plus more diaspora news. »

Diabetes On The Rise Back Home

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Diabetes On The Rise Back Home

Malaria and HIV often dominate the conversation when it comes to health issues back home, but diabetes is a growing problem in Uganda and the larger African continent. »

The Haven in Harlem

Friday, December 17, 2010
The Haven in Harlem

Ugandans Abroad spoke to Stephanie Kaplan, the communications director for the New York-based African Services Committee, about the services they have available for African immigrants. The nonprofit has served African communities in New York City for almost 30 years. »

Standing Up For HIV-Positive Immigrants

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Standing Up For HIV-Positive Immigrants

A new campaign aims to beat stigma and discrimination against HIV-positive Africans in New York by urging the wider population to show solidarity with them. »

Private Clinics A Disaster Back Home For Patients & Taxpayers

Sunday, November 14, 2010
Private Clinics A Disaster Back Home For Patients & Taxpayers

Millions of Ugandan taxpayer dollars back home are squandered every year in public-private healthcare units in Uganda, impoverishing households all over the country. Some patients even sell their land to pay for treatment. »

Drug Shortages Cause Panic Back Home

Monday, October 25, 2010

Drug shortages in northern Uganda are terrifying patients in Gulu as four people die this month of HIV-AIDS related causes, unable to access ARVs and septrine. Ugandans Abroad reporter Samuel Ouga shares this tragic story with us. »

Dr. Sarah Matovu: Diaspora Needs to Support Healthcare in Uganda

Monday, September 13, 2010
Dr. Sarah Matovu: Diaspora Needs to Support Healthcare in Uganda

Ugandans Abroad had a chance to meet with Dr. Sarah Matovu, who works in family medicine in Macon, Georgia. Matovu told Ugandans Abroad about her life in the U.S., the brain drain, and her dream to relocate her practice to Uganda in two years. »

Taxpayers Cough Up $75,000 For Cool and Family’s Trip to Boston for Medical Treatment

Thursday, August 19, 2010
Taxpayers Cough Up $75,000 For Cool and Family’s Trip to Boston for Medical Treatment

After Bebe Cool was shot by a police officer last January after an R-Kelly concert, he's had to move using a wheelchair or crutches. Now Ugandan taxpayers will pick up the tab of over $75,000 to send Cool and his family to Boston for medical treatment next week. »

Uganda leads all African nations in alcohol consumption

Thursday, July 29, 2010
Uganda leads all African nations in alcohol consumption

Makerere University researchers announced that Uganda consumes 19 liters of alcohol per capita, significantly higher than other African countries. Most alcohol is produced informally. »

Uganda: Ground Zero for Mental Health

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Uganda: Ground Zero for Mental Health

The Ugandan media recently took a hard look at the state of the country's mental health-- after a mentally disturbed man said he burnt down Kasubi Tombs, a national icon and cultural monument. »