Description Plague is a zoonosis involving rodents and their fleas. The causative agent of plague is the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Humans are incidental hosts and are usually infected by the bite of rodent fleas. Plague can also be acquired by direct contact with infectious materials or...
Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
What is Marburg hemorrhagic fever? Marburg hemorrhagic fever is a rare, severe type of hemorrhagic fever which affects both humans and non-human primates. Caused by a genetically unique zoonotic (that is, animal-borne) RNA virus of the filovirus family, its recognition led to the creation of this... Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
What is Ebola hemorrhagic fever? Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is a severe, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) that has appeared sporadically since its initial recognition in 1976. The disease is caused by infection with Ebola virus, named after a... DR-Congo: About the Country
Introduction :: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Background: ...
Tackling Uganda's lack of school places
A new model for Uganda's lack of schools Uganda crash out of CECAFA Cup
Ten-man Tanzania beat Uganda 3-2 on penalties to knock the defending champions out of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Mombasa on Saturday. Prolific Tanzanian striker Mrisho Ngassa scored twice in the first half, after Dan Sserenkuma had given the champions the lead in the 16th minute to end... Uganda rejects Aussie doctor's allegations
THE Uganda government says the property woes of Australian cardiologist Aggrey Kiyingi are the result of a family dispute. Uganda Sells Half of Longest-Tenure Bonds With Demand Soaring
The Bank of Uganda sold half of the 15-year bonds it offered at an auction yesterday, with the coupon almost matching yields on notes due five years earlier, even as investors sought almost three times the amount for sale.
Adopting From Africa
February 29, 2012, 6:43 am
The interest in African adoption continues to rise. Unfortunately, the underdeveloped adoption program is not capable of handling the increase. This is not meant to be a negative statement- just a true one. Most of the countries in Africa are seeing a rise in the number of applicants for... Good and Bad News in African Adoption
March 28, 2012, 6:20 pm
I have news! This is such an exciting time for my friends because they have been MATCHED and are going to get their 18 month old child very soon. I have blogged about them in the past. They are a neat couple who are adopting from Uganda. Just a couple weeks ago, I noticed an invite popped up on... Across Africa
May 6, 2012, 7:31 am
I am going jump all over the board in this post because there are things that have happened in various areas. First, the good news! If any of you have been waiting for Sierra Leone to re-open, the day has come. On April 30, 2012, the government of Sierra Leone released a notification that they...