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The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) in partnership with Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS) has today launched a week-long countrywide blood donation drive aimed at collecting 3,000 units of safe blood.
The Annual NSSF Blood Donation Drive is organized to increase the stock of blood that can be accessed by patients in the country. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), Uganda needs about 340,000 units of blood annually although approximately 200,000 units are collected annually.
Launching the drive in Kampala, Richard Byarugaba, the Managing Director at NSSF, said; “This year we have extended this drive to 9 towns across the country in addition to the Kampala in response to an appeal by our partners, the Uganda Blood Transfusion Services due to a shortage of blood the country is experiencing.”
The drive will take place at the Constitutional Square, Mukwano Arcade and Workers House lobby in Kampala and at NSSF offices in Jinja, Hoima, Masaka, Mbale, Arua, Gulu, Fort Portal, Mbarara and Lira, as well other designated collection centres operated by UBTS.
“Over the past five years, NSSF and UBTS have collected more than 6,700 units from staff, members of the Fund and the general public. This is a noble exercise that I call upon all Ugandans to support,” added Byarugaba at the launch of the drive at Workers House in Kampala.
The drive is part of the Fund’s Corporate Social Responsibility agenda which is premised on playing an active role in the sustainable development and well-being of the community in which it is doing business.
Dr. Dorothy Kyeyune Byabazaire, the Director UBTS, said the country needs 340,000 units, as recommended by the World Health Organisation to effectively supply all hospitals in the country.
“Last year we collected 247,711 units of blood from all initiatives which was still not enough to meet the demand. Initiatives like this organized by NSSF will give us the much-needed boost since our primary blood donors; the students are currently on holiday,” Dr. Kyeyune said.
UBTS has seven regional blood banks across the country with six collection centers to support them. Approximately 80% of the blood donated is collected from pupils and students while only 1% of people eligible to donate blood in Uganda regularly do so, which is inadequate to meet the country’s needs.
Uganda regularly faces a shortage of safe blood, forcing the government to issue blood donation appeals. Kampala, Gulu, Masaka and Mukono are some of the districts that are experiencing blood shortages, according to Dr. Kyeyune.
She added that the surge in the number of people suffering from cancer, those in need of surgeries and the rampant drought that has hit Uganda over the past year has created an increased demand for blood.
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By Prim Kembabazi
Musician Bebe Cool’s wife, Zuena Kimera is one of the most humble people in the Ugandan celebrity hood.
Zuena has over time proved that being a celeb is not only about showing off money, driving expensive cars and eating in very expensive restaurants where they charge you even for the air you breathe.
For her, it is about living her life, being as natural as possible, working so hard even if it means baking 100 cakes for her clients in record time at her pastry and so much more.
To top it all off, today we spotted mama Beata shopping at a local market for fresh food. Even after her hubby is said to have bagged millions of money from last year’s elections, she still does her shopping, in down town markets and runs her own kitchen. What better way to show your humility.
Way to go Zuena. We wish all other celebs were like you!
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Screenshots reaching our desk expose campus babes who are into the business of snatching other babe’s boyfriends.
What will utterly mesmerize you is the tone and tears (of the babe whose boyfriend got snatched).
She pleads and begs the snatcher with tears to leave her man alone.
This looming business of snatching people’s lovers is most common at every campus. Many campus babes fear introducing their boyfriends to their friends because, apparently, they’ll get “stolen”.
It is evident in the screenshots that campusers go through hell, turmoil and gallons of tears, worry and pain because of love issues on top of books.
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For the first time in almost four decades, the Uganda Cranes qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 being held in Gabon from January 14th to February 5th 2017. Many Ugandan fans who would love to travel to Gabon might not be able to because of the cost or because of work and family commitments. Airtel has gone to great lengths to get as many fans down there to cheer the team however to add more fire to that spirit Kafunda Kreative and Airtel Uganda believe more can be done to show our boys that the country is behind them.
Show your Tulumbe Spirit, is a campaign aimed at using social media to;
1. Create some visual noise by use of twibbons on our Facebook and twitter profiles.” The premise for this is that when our boys check in online, which they will, they know they have the same support they have come to expect when they play at home.” – David Ogutu, team leader Kafunda Kreative.
2. Rally Ugandans, mostly those skeptical about our chances in the cup, by reminding them that in each and everyone of us, there is the Tulumbe Spirit, the same spirit that runs through the Cranes. A spirit that never gives up despite the odds stacked up against us.
Showing your Tulumbe Spirit is rather simple. All one has to do is click on this link; http://bit.ly/2jqzy1n, follow the steps and a twibbon will be automatically inserted on your profile picture. It’s time we painted the timeline with the Tulumbe Spirit and showed the whole of Africa what Uganda is made of.How a Twibbon looks like.
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MTN and MMI Holdings introduce insurance cover for Loading Airtime and Sending Funds with MTN Mobile Money
MTN Uganda, in partnership with aYo, has announced innovative micro-insurance products, Recharge with Care and Send with Care. The two are the first products launched by aYo – a joint venture between MTN and MMI Holdings – announced in September last year. aYo was formulated to have a strong focus on delivering micro-insurance solutions across the African continent.
aYo Recharge with Care offers MTN pre-paid customers an easy way to get free hospital or life cover. Whenever you load MTN airtime, you will receive 30 days’ free cover. To sign up, simply dial *296# and choose the cover you prefer: MyHospital or MyLife.
Adding aYo Send with Care to MTN Mobile Money transfers means that, in the unfortunate event of your passing or should you be hospitalised for a night or more, aYo will pay triple the amount you sent to your beneficiaries, either in one lump sum or in 12 equal monthly instalments, depending on your cover level. All you have to do is dial *165*1*4# to start Sending your money with Care.
“We are very excited to bring two very innovative products to our customers in Uganda. aYo helps you look after your loved ones, and we even reward you for doing so. If you interact with either of our products on a regular basis, we give you bonus value which, when it grows to UGX2,000, can be cashed out to your MTN Mobile Money wallet, used to buy more cover or MTN airtime,” said aYo Uganda Marketing Manager, Thomas Sekanwagi.
Commenting on this new partnership, Wim Vanhelleputte, Chief Executive Officer at MTN Uganda said: “We are delighted to partner with aYo to launch yet another set of products that further expands and strengthens our bouquet of mobile financial services offerings. Send with Care adds a further layer of security and customer-facing benefit by adding cover to funds sent using MTN Mobile Money while maintaining the convenience that has become a core feature of Mobile Money itself.”
“We are also very excited about Recharge with Care because for the first time, we are able to offer free cover and consequently, peace of mind, on all airtime recharges on the MTN network,” he concluded.
Edwin Kwesiga, Chief Executive Officer at aYo Uganda commented: “aYo is delighted to partner with MTN on this exciting venture. This partnership gives us an ideal opportunity to demonstrate the value of life and healthcare cover to their subscriber base. This will be achieved by building innovative products closely aligned to the real life and healthcare needs of the Ugandan consumer and will be backed by an awesome customer experience.”
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Last year, Team Good Music camp’s boss Pallaso was MTN’s ambassador for their Smart Series promotion where they were selling smart mobile phones called Smart Buzz at an affordable price of Ug Shs 110,000 that saw many Kampalans buy the them in large numbers and now the fresh news we have on our desk is that the ‘Mugongo’ singer landed a fresh deal with an international charity non government organisation.
Pallaso yesterday signed a contract with Lutheran World Federation, a global communion of national and regional Lutheran churches headquartered in the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland to be their ambassador and voice of their charity programme they have for Uganda.
Immediately after his appointment, he took to social media his excitement where he wrote on his Instagram saying. “Now confirmed this year we go work with Lutheran World Federation. First we coming to Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement January 18th to sing hope back.”
We weren’t satisfied with his Instagram post so we had to make him explain more on what other things he will be doing apart from the obvious one singing.
“These guys said they wanted me as their voice so they contacted me and we signed the deal yesterday although we had all along been talking about it. We shall be touring refuge settlements spreading hope, looking for talents which will natured by this NGO. I will also be doing stage performances, talking and sharing with the youth and also going to other refuge settlements. This feels so great because I love working with people and it shows the purpose of life. ”
With effect from 18th this month, the self proclaimed King of The East (KOTE) will officially kick off his ambassadorial roles in Rwamanjja Refugee Settlement located in Kamwengye district where they will head to other refuge settlements going forward.
In a bid to stand out, Ugandans are taking to social media to show their support for the national side that is due to play later today. Some are basic, some classy and sassy and others are simply a sizzle.
In her freshest picture she shared on her Instagram, the NTV presenter clad in a white Uganda Cranes Jersey and shorts holding as a symbol of solidarity for the Ugandan side.The slay Queen has always made it a habit to make her Instagram lit.
Social Media has exploded into wild support for the Uganda Cranes ahead of their historic tie with Ghana after a long spell of 39 years without participating in the AFCON Tournament.
Bettinah Tianah highlights the Hype by blessing her optic nutrition.
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