KIU News

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
3
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 cases rise to 911

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - As of 3rd July 2020, the Ministry of Health announced that it had confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases bringing the total of confirmed cases to 911.According to a press statement released by the ministry, of the... read more

Mtn, Ncba Micro Loan Platform Now Has Seven Million Users
3
Jul

MTN, NCBA Micro Loan Platform now has Seven Million Users

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - During the launch of NCBA's new logo, which comes after NC and CBA's successful merger, Anthony Ndegwa, NCBA's Chief Executive Officer, said that their micro loan platform now has seven million users. Th... read more

Agency Banking Grows Leaps And Bounds
3
Jul

Agency Banking Grows Leaps and Bounds

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - According to the Uganda Bankers' Association (UBA), agency banking has grown to a monthly average of UGX2.2trillion transactional volume since its inception in Uganda in 2018.Agency banking has revolutionaliz... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 4 New Covid-19 Cases As Recoveries Exceed 800
1
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 4 new COVID-19 Cases as Recoveries Exceed 800

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - As of 1st July 2020, the Ministry of Health announced 4 new COVID-19 in Uganda. According to the press release, of the four cases that were confirmed, one is a truck driver who arrived from Kenya via Mal... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 1 In The Present And The Past
1
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 1 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Independence Day (Rwanda and Burundi). The two East African Community members celebrate their independence from Belgium on July 1, 1962. We congratulate the KIU Rwandese and Burundian communities on their countries’ indepen... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Kiu Microbiologist Uses Micro-organisms To Sensitize About Covid-19
1
Jul

Fighting Coronavirus Together: KIU Microbiologist Uses Micro-organisms to Sensitize About COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus – KIU Teaching Hospital Microbiologist, Dr. Theophilus Pius, is using micro-organisms to spread the right information about COVID-19.Dr. Theophilus uses the micro-organisms to create letters and words, which have messages aimed ... read more

Kiu International Desk: Africa Cup Of Nations Postponed To 2022
1
Jul

KIU International Desk: Africa Cup of Nations Postponed to 2022

KIU Main Campus - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the African Cup of Nations tournament to January 2022 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This was announced on Tuesday in a video conference. ‘’After consultation with st... read more

Kiu International Desk: China Researchers Discover New Flu With Pandemic Potential
1
Jul

KIU International Desk: China Researchers Discover New Flu with Pandemic Potential

KIU Main Campus - A study carried out by scientists at Chinese University and China Centre for Disease Control revealed a new type of swine flu that can spark off a new pandemic in the future.According to the study released on Monday by the US S... read more

Kiu Business Desk: African Continental Free Trade Area To Move Forward Despite Covid-19
24
Jun

KIU Business Desk: African Continental Free Trade Area to Move Forward Despite COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus -  Wamkele Mene, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement top official has said that the Africa-wide free-trade agreement is unlikely to face any further delays even if a second wave of COVID-19 infections h... read more

Kiu International Desk: South Africa Fast Tracks Covid-19 Vaccine Trials
24
Jun

KIU International desk: South Africa Fast Tracks COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

KIU, Western Campus – The government of South Africa yesterday, June 23 announced plans to begin clinical trials this week for a vaccine against COVID-19, which has ravaged one of Africa’s biggest economies.“Participants from across Africa will... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ugandans Stranded Abroad Start Returning
24
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ugandans Stranded Abroad Start Returning

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Thirty-two Ugandans who have been stranded in Khartoum, Sudan arrived at Entebbe International Airport yesterday, June 23 after being repatriated by the government.These are the first of over 2,300 Ugandan... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
24
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Surpass 800

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has confirmed eight new COVID-19 cases bringing the country’s case count to 805. According to a tweet from the Ministry of Health, 6 of these confirmed cases are truck drivers from the ... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 24 In The Present And The Past
24
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 24 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Bannockburn Day (Scotland). The Battle of Bannockburn on 23 and 24 June 1314 was a victory of the army of King of Scots Robert the Bruce over the army of King Edward II of England in the First War of Scottish Independence. Th... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 23 In The Present And The Past
23
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 23 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Widows Day. This is a United Nations ratified day of action to address the "poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries". The day takes place annually on 23 June.Inte... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Kiu Western Campus Students Provide Covid-19 Information In 5 Local Languages
23
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: KIU Western Campus Students Provide COVID-19 Information in 5 Local Languages

KIU, Western Campus – A group of KIU Western Campus students under an umbrella organization called "Wake Up Youths Africa", are translating COVID-19 information from the Ministry of Health and other reputable health agencies into five local languag... read more

Covid-19 Updates: President Museveni Maintains Lockdown Restrictions
23
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: President Museveni Maintains Lockdown Restrictions

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – President Yoweri Museveni has maintained most of the restrictions that have been in place to combat COVID-19. Restrictions on public gatherings, closure of education institutions, boda-bodas ferrying people, ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: “opening Educational Institutions Too Risky” – President Museveni
23
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: “Opening Educational Institutions too Risky” – President Museveni

KIU, Western Campus - President Yoweri Museveni has said that opening educational institutions is “too risky” and urged Ugandans to be patient with him on that.While addressing the country yesterday June 22, the president said, "Nobody who cares ... read more

Staying Well Together: Uganda To Hold Virtual Campaigns
22
Jun

Staying Well Together: Uganda to hold virtual campaigns

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Last week, the Electoral Commission, which is headed by Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, released a new Electoral roadmap that indicated that general elections are to be held between January 10 and February ... read more

Kiu Book Club: Destined For War: Can America And China Escape The Thucydides
22
Jun

KIU Book Club: Destined For War: Can America and China escape the Thucydides' trap? by Graham Allison

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Have you ever wondered where the relationship between the world's current two giants, the US and China is going? Whether it will decline considerably to war? Well you are not alone and in this rather long book, ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 4 New Covid-19 Cases As Uganda
22
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 4 new COVID-19 Cases as Uganda's Recoveries Clock 631

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has this morning released a statement indicating that Uganda registered four new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 774.Two of the confirmed cases are truck drivers.  One arrived from S... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 22 In The Present And The Past
22
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 22 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Anti-Fascist Struggle Day. This is a national holiday in Croatia. It is celebrated on June 22, as it marks the events that happened in World War II, the beginning of the uprising of Croatian anti-fascist Partisans against the... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Hotel Industry In Africa Takes Major Hit Due To Covid-19
19
Jun

KIU Business Desk: Hotel Industry in Africa Takes Major Hit due to COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus – The Hotel Industry in Africa is set to face a slowdown of up to 40%, after hundreds of planned construction projects have been shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a BBC report.Accommodation groups had planned to... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Uganda Medical Association Conducting Fundraising Drive For Ppe
19
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Uganda Medical Association Conducting Fundraising Drive for PPE

KIU, Western Campus – The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) is currently running a fundraising drive for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), which was launched on June 16 at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Kampala.The drive, whose launch was... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 18 More Covid-19 Cases
19
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 18 More COVID-19 Cases

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – The Ministry of Health has this morning announced 18 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases to 755.Of the 18, five are truck drivers; 2 from Busia, 1 from Mirama Hills, 1 from Bunagana and 1 fr... read more

Kiu International Desk: President Hernandez Of Honduras Receiving Treatment For Covid-19
19
Jun

KIU International Desk: President Hernandez of Honduras Receiving Treatment for COVID-19

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, was on Wednesday this week admitted to a military hospital with pneumonia, after revealing that he and his wife tested positive for COVID-19. Accordin... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 19 In The Present And The Past
19
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 19 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Juneteenth (United States of America).  Juneteenth is an unofficial American holiday and an official Texas state holiday, celebrated annually on the 19th of June in the United States to commemorate Union army general Gor... read more

Campus News: Kiu
18
Jun

Campus News: KIU's Corporate Woodball King Starts Training

By Isaac AkugizibweKIU, Main Campus - First corporate circuit champion, Ainamaani Twijukye has resumed individual training ahead of the second wood ball circuit that is supposed to take place in Bugema at a date yet to be disclosed due to COVID-19 pa... read more

Kiu Business Desk: China To Give African Countries Debt Relief
18
Jun

KIU Business Desk: China to Give African Countries Debt Relief

KIU, Western Campus – Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that his country is going to cancel interest-free loans owed to them by several African countries, according to the BBC.He told a China-Africa summit on COVID-19 on Wednesday that Afr... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
18
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Clock 741

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has this morning announced that Uganda has confirmed nine(9) new COVID-19 cases. In a press statement it released this morning, the ministry said four of the confirmed cases are truck dri... read more

Kiu International Desk: Burundi
18
Jun

KIU International Desk: Burundi's new President to be Sworn in Today

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - After the untimely death of Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi was left in an unprecedented time where an incumbent president died in office. Fortunately for the country, they had just come from an election and... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 18 In The Present And The Past
18
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 18 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Autistic Pride Day. Originally an Aspies for Freedom initiative, it is a pride celebration for autistic people held on June 18 each year. Autistic pride recognises the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in b... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 8 New Covid-19 As Recoveries Clock 409
17
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 8 new COVID-19 as Recoveries Clock 409

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has this morning confirmed 8 new COVID-19 cases from a total sample of 2,526 tests that were done yesterday, June 16.The eight cases include two cases that are truck drivers from Kenya via... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 17 In The Present And The Past
17
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 17 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. This is a United Nations observance each June 17. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the presence of desertification and drought, highlighting methods of preventing desertifi... read more

Kiu Business Desk: East African Banks Severely Affected By Covid-19
16
Jun

KIU Business Desk: East African Banks Severely Affected by COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus - Central banks in East Africa have been cutting interest rates to encourage businesses to borrow, but the strategy is not working, according to a BBC report.Kenya and Uganda have reduced their benchmark rates to 7% and Rwanda's c... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Entebbe Referral Hospital Discharges 47 More Covid-19 Patients
16
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Entebbe Referral Hospital Discharges 47 More COVID-19 Patients

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Entebbe Grade B Hospital yesterday, June 15, discharged 47 more COVID-19 patients who have recovered, most of them truck drivers. Dr Henry Mwebesa, Director of Health Services at the Ministry of Health ... read more

Kiu Book Club: Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
16
Jun

KIU Book Club: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Have you ever wondered why literature written by Africans is hard to find? I always do! Chimamanda's style of writing is so captivating that when you start reading her works like this one or her other b... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
16
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Surpass 700 Mark

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - Uganda’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed the 700 mark as 19 tested positive yesterday, June 15.  The Ministry of Health has revealed that these cases are from the 2,212 samples that were tested yesterday.6 of the n... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 16 In The Present And The Past
16
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 16 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?The Day of the African Child. This day has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). It honours those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 9 More Ugandans Test Positive For Coronavirus
15
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 9 More Ugandans Test Positive for Coronavirus

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - Uganda has registered 9 new cases of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health confirms. In a statement by Dr.Henry Mwebesa, the Director of Public Health at the ministry, the new cases were from the 2,677 samples tested on ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Ministry Of Health Clarifies On The Sudden Death Of Truck Driver
15
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Ministry of Health clarifies on the sudden death of truck driver

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has issued the a statement in a bid to clarify the sudden death of a Kenyan truck driver who was found dead under truck on Saturday evening, 13th June 2020. The driver was found dead unde... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 240 Ugandans Discharged As Covid-19 Cases Are Confirmed In 33 Districts
15
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 240 Ugandans discharged as COVID-19 Cases are Confirmed in 33 Districts

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - On Saturday, 13th June 2020, the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, updated the country on the ministry's efforts to fight the Coronavirus pandemic and the presence of the same. In her submission, s... read more

Museveni Appoints Dorothy Kisaka As New Kcca Executive Director
15
Jun

Museveni Appoints Dorothy Kisaka as new KCCA Executive Director

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced several people's names to take over top jobs at Kampala Capital City Authority including, the Executive Director's Office. This comes after more than a yea... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 7 New Covid-19 Cases
12
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 7 new COVID-19 Cases

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - Results from 2,532 samples tested on June 11 by the Ministry of Health show that 7 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country. The 3 new Coronavirus cases were among the 1,310 tested samples taken fro... read more

2020/2021 National Budget: Education Sector Budget Increased By 248.5 Billion
12
Jun

2020/2021 National Budget: Education Sector Budget Increased by 248.5 Billion

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Education budget for 2020/2021 has been increased by 248.5 billion from the 2019/2020 budget allocation but the percentage of the Ministry’s budget to the national budget reduced by 0.3%.In the 2019/2020 Fina... read more

Kiu Business Desk: President Museveni Not Happy With Tax To Gdp Ratio
12
Jun

KIU Business Desk: President Museveni not Happy With tax to GDP Ratio

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – President Yoweri Museveni has expressed his displeasure at Uganda's tax to GDP ratio, which is14.3% according to the 2020/2021 national budget, read by Finance Minister Matia Kasaija yesterday, June 11.In his ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 41 People Recover From Covid-19, Discharged
12
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 41 People Recover From COVID-19, Discharged

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – The Ministry of Health has announced that 41 more COVID-19 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and been discharged.The patients were discharged from Arua and Gulu hospitals after twice testing negative f... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: 81 Billion Shillings To Be Spent On Face Masks For All
12
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: 81 Billion Shillings to be Spent on Face Masks For All

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - After a directive was given by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni last month that all Ugandans who intended to move in public should wear masks, he also gave a directive for the mass production and subsequent dist... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 12 In The Present And The Past
12
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 12 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Day Against Child Labour. The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO)-sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002  aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour.T... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Government Kick-starts Giving Free Masks In Border Districts
11
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Government Kick-Starts Giving Free Masks in Border Districts

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - The government has launched the distribution of free face masks to Ugandan citizens over the age of 6 in the country’s border districts.The distribution of masks was launched yesterday, June 10 by different govern... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 14 New Cases Confirmed, Uganda’s Cases Rise To 679
11
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 14 new Cases Confirmed, Uganda’s Cases Rise to 679

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases in the country on June 10, bringing the total confirmed cases so far to 679.  According to the ministry, these results were from 2,321 samples that were t... read more

Staying Well Together: Kiu Western Campus Peer Educators Discuss Menstrual Hygiene During Covid-19 Pandemic
11
Jun

Staying Well Together: KIU Western Campus Peer Educators Discuss Menstrual Hygiene During COVID-19 Pandemic

KIU, Western Campus – KIU Western Campus She Decides peer educators and student leaders have held a virtual discussion about the effect of COVID-19 on the menstrual hygiene of the girl child.The discussion was aimed at discussing the challenges gir... read more

Kiu International Desk: Msf President Dr Christou Says Impact Of Covid-19 “not Shared Equally”
11
Jun

KIU International Desk: MSF President Dr Christou says Impact of COVID-19 “not Shared Equally”

By Rebecca NabejjaKIU, Main Campus - The President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International Dr Christos Christou has said that although the COVID-19 pandemic has brought suffering, fear and death to populations everywhere, its impact is not ... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 11 In The Present And The Past
11
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 11 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?American Evacuation Day (Libya). This is a celebration of the removal of the US from Libya on June 11 1970.In 1947, after losing the second World War, Italy relinquished its control over Libya to the United States and Britain... read more

Kiu Business Desk: President Set To Deliver Annual National Budget Speech Today
11
Jun

KIU Business Desk: President set to Deliver Annual National Budget Speech Today

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is set to deliver the annual Budget speech for the Financial Year 2020/21 today, Thursday, June 11, 2020.As has become the new norm, the president will address Parliament from St... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Nic, Cba Set To Complete Merger
10
Jun

KIU Business Desk: NIC, CBA set to Complete Merger

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Following a request sent to the Central Bank last year by two Kenyan-based banks, NIC Bank and Commercial Bank of Africa to merge operations in Uganda, the two banks are now expected to go through with the m... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 8 New Covid-19 Cases
10
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 8 new COVID-19 Cases

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - Uganda has registered more 8 COVID-19 cases in the tests that were carried out yesterday, June 9. According to the Ministry of Health, the 8 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed from 2, 423 samples that were tested on ... read more

Campus News:  Kiu Clinical Medicine Graduates To Be Registered By Allied Health Professionals Council
10
Jun

Campus News: KIU Clinical Medicine Graduates to be Registered by Allied Health Professionals Council

KIU, Western Campus – Graduates of Bachelor of Clinical Medicine and Community Health (BCMCH) from Kampala International University are to be formally registered and recognised by the Allied Health Professionals Council (AHPC).This was communicated... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 10 In The Present And The Past
10
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 10 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Art Nouveau Day. Art Nouveau (in the picture) is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially the decorative arts. The World Art Nouveau Day is an event dedicated to art nouveau that is celebr... read more

Heroes Day: President Museveni Warns On Covid-19 Deaths
10
Jun

Heroes Day: President Museveni Warns on COVID-19 Deaths

By Stuart Bogere KIU, Main Campus – President Yoweri Museveni has asked Ugandans to continue being vigilant in fighting against the spread of COVID-19. He made these remarks while addressing the country during the Heroes day celebrations at State... read more

Kiu International Desk: Where The World Stands In The Race For A Covid-19 Vaccine
9
Jun

KIU International Desk: Where the World Stands in the Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine

KIU, Main Campus - Vaccines in development around the world are in various stages of testing. While COVID-19 keeps spreading, the world eagerly anticipates a vaccine that could defeat the pandemic.According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the Natio... read more

Kiu Together: “my Friend’s Plight Inspired Me To Be A Mental Health Advocate,” – Nassolo
8
Jun

KIU Together: “My Friend’s Plight Inspired me to be a Mental Health Advocate,” – Nassolo

KIU, Western Campus – When one of Treasure Hilary Nassolo’s friends opened up to her early this year that he was struggling with depression and was on anti-depressant medication, she felt touched like she had never before.“It’s funny how he u... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
8
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Surpass 600

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Today June 8, the Ministry of Health has released the latest results of COVID-19 tests, confirming 30 new cases. "Results from samples tested on 07 June 2020 confirm 30 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed... read more

Kiu Business Desk: American Firm To Start Collecting Uganda
8
Jun

KIU Business Desk: American Firm to Start Collecting Uganda's Tax

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Finance has signed a deal with RippleNami Inc, an American firm, giving it the right to start collecting rental tax in Uganda. Uganda Revenue Authority, which has been the agency doing t... read more

Kiu Book Club: Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell
8
Jun

KIU Book Club: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell continues his witty and rather simplistic style of writing, this time to show that success is less about talent than opportunity and 'concerted cultivation.'In order to understa... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 8 In The Present And The Past
8
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 8 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Brain Tumour Day. The “Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe e.V.” (German Brain Tumor Association) started this international commemoration day in the year 2000 as a tribute to all brain tumour patients and their families. It is... read more

Kiu International Desk: China Commits To International Cooperation In Covid-19 Vaccine Trials
8
Jun

KIU International Desk: China Commits to International Cooperation in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

KIU, Main Campus - China is expending great efforts in the global scramble to develop a vaccine for the new Coronavirus pandemic that began in its central city of Wuhan. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), researchers are currently cond... read more

Kiu Vodan Africa Concludes Their 3-part Web Series
6
Jun

KIU VODAN Africa Concludes Their 3-Part Web Series

KIU, Main Campus On 21st May 2020, The Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN) Africa concluded her 3-part webinar series. The first and second series were held on 7th and 14th of May respectively. All the series was coordinated and hosted by Christine K... read more

Kiu Student Learns How To Build Robots And Devices From Moscow Institute Of Physics And Technology
6
Jun

KIU Student Learns How To Build Robots and Devices from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

KIU, Main Campus – Our Master’s student in Telecommunication Engineering, Enerst Edozie Joshua, took advantage of the KIU/Coursera Partnership to complete a highly rated course on Building Arduino Robots and Devices from Moscow Institute of Physi... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry Of Health To Hold Webinar On Threat Of Fake News In Pandemic
5
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry of Health to hold Webinar on Threat of Fake News in Pandemic

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health will tomorrow, June 6 hold a webinar about the threat of fake news in a pandemic, to help enlighten the public about the crucial role the right information can play in fighting COVID-19.The webinar will ... read more

Kiu Business Desk: President Museveni Hopeful About Uganda’s Economy Despite Challenges
5
Jun

KIU Business Desk: President Museveni Hopeful About Uganda’s Economy Despite Challenges

By  Rogers Wanambwa  KIU, Main Campus - President Yoweri Museveni yesterday June 4 said he was very hopeful about Uganda's economy despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the global economy. He said this while de... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 35 New Covid-19 Cases
5
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 35 new COVID-19 Cases

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has announced that 35 new COVID-19 cases have been registered in the country "Results from samples tested on 04 June 2020 confirm 35 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed cases ... read more

World Environment Day 2020: Are Recent Events A Rebellion From The Environment?
5
Jun

World Environment Day 2020: Are Recent Events a Rebellion From the Environment?

KIU, Western Campus – Most of the time, when someone becomes too oppressed and abused, they reach a point of angst where they say “enough is enough”. Well, this applies to humans.But what about things like the environment which we think don’t... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 5 In The Present And The Past
5
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 5 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Environment Day. World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5 June every year and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First held in 1974... read more

Kiu International Desk: South African High Court Declares Some Lockdown Restrictions Invalid
5
Jun

KIU International Desk: South African High Court Declares Some Lockdown Restrictions Invalid

KIU, Main Campus - On Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, a South African High Court declared some of the government's Coronavirus lockdown regulations unconstitutional, but suspended the order for 14 days. In March, South Africa introduced one of the world's mo... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Kiu Western Campus Covid-19 Task Force Completes Training
4
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: KIU Western Campus COVID-19 Task Force Completes Training

KIU, Western Campus – The KIU Western Campus COVID-19 task force, which was inaugurated on Tuesday June 2, has successfully completed its training, aimed at increasing the campus’ vigilance in handling the risk posed by the potential resumption o... read more

Kiu Business Desk: President Museveni To Address Ugandans On The State Of The Nation Today
4
Jun

KIU Business Desk: President Museveni to Address Ugandans on the State of the Nation Today

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to give his annual State of the Nation Address today amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has ground many things to a halt, including the country’s econo... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 15 New Covid-19 Cases Confirmed, Total Now 522
4
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 15 new COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, Total now 522

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The number of new COVID-19 patients in Uganda continues its steady rise after the Ministry of Health today June 4, 2020 announced 15 more positive cases. "Results from samples tested on 03 June 2020 con... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 4 In The Present And The Past
4
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 4 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 Memorial Day. In the days following the end of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, several memorials and vigils were held around the world for those who were killed in the demon... read more

Kiu International Desk: Kenyan Metal Artist Uses Talent To Make And Distribute Masks To Less Fortunate
4
Jun

KIU International Desk: Kenyan Metal Artist Uses Talent to Make and Distribute Masks to Less Fortunate

KIU, Main Campus - Nairobi-based Metal Artist, Cyrus Kabiru, best known for his flamboyantly designed eyewear called ‘C-stunners’, made from discarded metal and other materials whilst displaying them through self-portraits has turned his creative... read more

“his Blessings Upon Our Lives Are Boundless,” President Museveni Assures Ugandans Ahead Of Marty
3
Jun

“His Blessings Upon Our Lives Are Boundless,” President Museveni Assures Ugandans Ahead of Marty's Day

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus- President Yoweri  Museveni has assured all Ugandans that God's blessings upon their lives are boundless, in his Martyrs Day message to the country on June 1.Addressing Ugandans, the President urged everyone to c... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 3 In The Present And The Past
3
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 3 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Martyrs Day (Uganda). Christians all over Uganda celebrate Martyrs Day in commemoration of the 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts who were executed between January 31, 1885 and January 27, 1887, on the orders of then Bugand... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Business Worth 150 Billion Lost Due To Martyrs
3
Jun

KIU Business Desk: Business Worth 150 Billion Lost due to Martyrs' Day Celebrations Cancellation

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Kampala traders have missed out on business worth 150 billion shillings due to the cancellation of this year’s Martyrs day celebrations, which were called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic According to John ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
3
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Surpass 500

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Today, on the morning of June 3, 2020, the Ministry of Health took to its social media platforms to announce 18 new COVID-19 cases in the country. "Results from samples tested on 02 June 2020 confirm ... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Total Given Go-ahead To Acquire Tullow Oil Interests In Uganda
2
Jun

KIU Business Desk: Total Given Go-ahead to Acquire Tullow Oil Interests in Uganda

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Following an announcement on April 23, 2020, by Tullow Oil that it had agreed to sell its assets in Uganda to Total and that CNOOC, the other company with interests in Uganda's oil had rights of pre-emption ... read more

Staying Well Together: Increase Your Cyber Awareness
2
Jun

Staying Well Together: Increase Your Cyber Awareness

Br Rogers WanambwaKIU, Main Campus - Cyber awareness is generally defined as an understanding of potential cyber threats and how a user can avoid them.As the world increasingly goes digital, cyber awareness is and has become a very crucial part of an... read more

Campus News: Kiu Western Campus Covid-19 Taskforce Inaugurated
2
Jun

Campus News: KIU Western Campus COVID-19 Taskforce Inaugurated

KIU, Western Campus – The KIU Western Campus COVID-19 taskforce has been inaugurated today, June 2 after undergoing a workshop aimed at increasing awareness about the disease, which forced the government to close education institutions on March 20.... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Schools, Universities To Remain Closed For Another 30 Days
2
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Schools, Universities to Remain Closed for Another 30 Days

KIU, Western Campus – President Yoweri Museveni has directed that students in candidate classes should wait for an additional 30 days before resuming studies.In his address to the nation on June 1, the President said the government does not have th... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 2 In The Present And The Past
2
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 2 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?I Love My Dentist Day. This is a day dedicated to dentists for all the work they do to keep us smiling. Smiling as much as possible is imperative on I Love My Dentist Day, as there is no better way to show your dentist t... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 7 Frontline Health Workers Test Positive For Covid-19 In Uganda
1
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 7 Frontline Health Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 in Uganda

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - On 31st May 2020, Uganda's Ministry of Health announced the first cases of Coronavirus among its health workers. The confirmed cases included three nurses, two doctors, and two senior level staff, all of whom ar... read more

Kiu Book Club: When Breath Becomes Air By Paul Kalanithi
1
Jun

KIU Book Club: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

By Rogers WanambwaKIU, Main Campus - When you read most books, the exhilarating feeling achieved is unmatchable, especially if you are a book lover. Now, when you read Paul Kalanithi's 'When Breath Becomes Air', you get to experience a new set of emo... read more

Staying Well Together: Kiu Alumnus, Sovereign Hasashya, Uses Lockdown To Better Her Craft In Social Works
1
Jun

Staying Well Together: KIU Alumnus, Sovereign Hasashya, Uses Lockdown to Better her Craft in Social Works

By Isaac AkugizibweKIU, Main Campus - Former Minister of Gender for the Kampala International University (KIU) Students Guild, Sovereign Hasashya, says she has used the COVID-19 lockdown to transform herself. The 24 year old social worker ignored all... read more

Covid-19 Updates: President Museveni To Address The Nation At 8pm On State Of Covid-19 In Uganda
1
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: President Museveni to Address the Nation at 8PM on State of COVID-19 in Uganda

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus - President Museveni will address the nation tonight, Monday, 1st June, at 8pm.ICT Minister Hon. Judith Nabakooba said that the President will be expected to guide the nation on the next steps to follow before the cur... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
1
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's Ministry of Health Cautions Health Workers on High Risk of COVID-19 Infection

KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has encouraged health workers not to lose morale and cautioned them to maintain diligence in their service towards the fight against COVID-19. This came after a medical worker attached to the COVID-19 treatme... read more

Covid-19 Patient Arrested For Evading Quarantine And Hiding In Classroom Ceiling
1
Jun

COVID-19 Patient Arrested for Evading Quarantine and Hiding in Classroom Ceiling

KIU, Main Campus - A 30 year old COVID-19 patient and resident of Nazigo Central Ward in Nazigo Town Council, who was hiding in a class room block ceiling, was on 31st May 2020, recovered by a combined operation of police, army and medical workers in... read more

Staying Well Together: Kiu Psychiatrist To Appear On Citizen Webinar Panel On “anxiety And Mental Health During Covid-19”
29
May

Staying Well Together: KIU Psychiatrist to Appear on Citizen Webinar Panel on “Anxiety and Mental Health During COVID-19”

KIU, Western Campus – KIU Teaching Hospital psychiatry Head of Department, Dr Benedict Akimana will tomorrow, May 30 appear as a panellist on a Government Citizen Interaction Centre webinar to discuss anxiety and mental health during the COVID-19 p... read more

Campus News: Ministry Of Education Update On Phased Reopening Of Schools Postponed
29
May

Campus News: Ministry of Education Update on Phased Reopening of Schools Postponed

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Education has postponed a planned press briefing meant to give an update on the phased reopening of schools and universities, as the country tries to ease the COVID-19 lockdown which has seen education institut... read more

Staying Well Together: Standard Chartered Donates $300,000 For Immediate Covid-19 Relief In Uganda
29
May

Staying Well Together: Standard Chartered Donates $300,000 for Immediate COVID-19 Relief in Uganda

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Standard Chartered Uganda on Thursday, May 28 donated 1.1billion shillings to UNICEF programs in Uganda for communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Standard Chartered PLC pledged $5million to sup... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 36 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Uganda
29
May

COVID-19 Updates: 36 new Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Uganda

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Yesterday, May 28, Uganda registered the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases in a single day so far, registering 36 to raise the country’s total case count to 317. "Today, 28 May 2020, 36 new COVID-19 c... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 29 In The Present And The Past
29
May

KIU Trivia: May 29 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Digestive Health Day. It’s organized by the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) every May 29. Each year focuses upon a particular digestive disease and/or disorder in order to increase general public awareness a... read more

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: Menstrual Hygiene Critical During Covid-19 Lockdown
28
May

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: Menstrual Hygiene Critical During COVID-19 Lockdown

KIU, Western Campus – According to the 2008 Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Medicine and Family Planning, around 3000 days of menstruation occur in an average woman’s lifetime.This basically means that a woman has to buy sanitary pads 3,000 times... read more

Campus News: Sno-africa  Organizing Anti-tobacco Campaign
28
May

Campus News: SNO-Africa Organizing Anti-Tobacco Campaign

KIU, Western Campus – The Student Network Organization (SNO) – Africa is organizing an anti-tobacco campaign in the lead up to the World No Tobacco Day on May 31.As part of events lined up to celebrate the day, SNO is organizing an essay competit... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Parliament Approves 33.3 Billion Supplementary Budget
28
May

KIU Business Desk: Parliament Approves 33.3 Billion Supplementary Budget

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Parliament on Tuesday, May 26 approved another supplementary budget worth 33.3 billion shillings less than two months after approving 932 billion for the same purpose. The latest supplementary budget is... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
28
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Clock 281

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Uganda confirmed 28 more COVID-19 cases yesterday, May 27 after registering a record 31 cases on Tuesday, May 26. "Today, 27 May 2020, 28 new COVID-19 cases confirmed bringing the total confirmed cases to 281. ... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 28 In The Present And The Past
28
May

KIU Trivia: May 28 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Amnesty International Day. This Day works to promote human rights and raise awareness of their abuses and how our choices affect them every day.This event calls upon everyone, no matter their nationality, culture or race, to ... read more

Campus News: Kiu Partners With Coursera To Equip Students With Job Skills
27
May

Campus News: KIU Partners With Coursera to Equip Students With Job Skills

KIU, Western Campus – Kampala International University has partnered with Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform to equip students with the necessary skills required to thrive in the job market.Coursera enables students to start l... read more

Staying Well Together: Cabinet Resolves To Return 2400 Ugandans Stuck Abroad
27
May

Staying Well Together: Cabinet Resolves to Return 2400 Ugandans Stuck Abroad

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Cabinet on Monday resolved to return 2,400 Ugandans stuck in 66 countries abroad, according to Judith Nabakooba, the Minister for Information, Communication Technology and National Guidance.  This ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Secures 35 Billion To Buy Face  Masks
27
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Secures 35 Billion to buy Face Masks

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has revealed that the country has secured 35 billion shillings to procure and buy face masks for 33 million Ugandans. Every Ugandan is mandated to move with a ... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 27 In The Present And The Past
27
May

KIU Trivia: May 27 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Product Day. This Day raises awareness of and appreciation of the craft of product management and the global tribe of product people. The Day is being celebrated by over 50 live virtual events all over the world because... read more

Kiu International Desk: Urban Refugees In East Africa At Great Risk Due To Covid-19
27
May

KIU International Desk: Urban Refugees in East Africa at Great Risk Due to COVID-19

KIU, Main Campus - The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned of hundreds of thousands of urban refugees across the East, Horn and Great Lakes regions of Africa resorting to desperate measures to survive as the economic impact... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 26 In The Present And The Past
26
May

KIU Trivia: May 26 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?National Sorry Day (Australia). Also known as the National Day of Healing, this day is celebrated to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the country’s indigenous peoples, as part of an ongoing process of reconcilia... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
26
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's Case Count Reaches 222

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – The conundrum of the truck drivers’ continuous transmission of COVID-19 into the country goes on as more 9 cases of the long-distance hauliers were confirmed yesterday.The only other confirmed case on Monday... read more

Kiu International Desk: The State Of The World
26
May

KIU International Desk: The State of the World's Forests 2020 Report Reveals Danger of COVID-19 to World Forests

KIU, Main Campus - On the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched "The State of the World's Forests 2020" report that r... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Who Announces Pause Of Hydroxychloroquine Drug Trial In Search For Covid-19 Cure
26
May

Fighting Coronavirus Together: WHO Announces Pause of Hydroxychloroquine Drug Trial in Search for COVID-19 Cure

KIU, Main Campus – On the World Africa Day, 25th May 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 pandemic.A group of participants in the WHO's Solidarity Trial, which aims to find a treatment... read more

Campus News: Kiu Vice Chancellor Dr Mpezamihigo Calls For Government Stimulus After Covid-19
25
May

Campus News: KIU Vice Chancellor Dr Mpezamihigo Calls for Government Stimulus After COVID-19

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - Kampala International University Vice-Chancellor Dr Mouhamad Mpezamihigo has asked the government to provide a financial stimulus for higher education institutions, before re-opening for finalists.Dr Mpezamihigo in ... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Making Deliveries: How Boda-boda Riders Are Making A Quick Buck During Covid-19 Lockdown
25
May

KIU Business Desk: Making Deliveries: How Boda-Boda riders are Making a Quick Buck during COVID-19 Lockdown

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Since the lockdown started, most urban dwellers have been staying home for close to two months now. This means that many people cannot afford to readily access amenities and utilities. Many entrepreneur... read more

Kiu Book Club: The Tipping Point By Malcolm Gladwell
25
May

KIU Book Club: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

By Rogers WanambwaKIU, Main Campus -  Malcolm Gladwell in his highly critically acclaimed first book, The Tipping Point, tries to explain in very clear and concise ways how seemingly little things bring about profound changes in the world. ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 14 New Covid-19 Cases
25
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda registers 14 new COVID-19 cases

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Ministry of Health early today announced that yesterday, May 24th, COVID-19 Uganda registered 14 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 212. "Results from samples tested on 24 May 2020 confirm 14 new ... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 25 In The Present And The Past
25
May

KIU Trivia: May 25 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Africa Day. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity on 15 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent and around the world. The OAU had ... read more

Kiu International Desk: Covid-19 Lockdown Defended At East Africa Court Of Justice
25
May

KIU International Desk: COVID-19 Lockdown Defended at East Africa Court of Justice

KIU, Main Campus - The Attorney General of Uganda has defended the President Yoweri Museveni's directives on curfew and lockdown after they were challenged by city lawyer Male Mabirizi in mid-March at the East African Court of Justice as being uncons... read more

International Day To End Obstetric Fistula 2020: Fight Child Marriages To End Fistula
23
May

International Day to end Obstetric Fistula 2020: Fight Child Marriages to end Fistula

KIU, Western Campus – Obstetric Fistula is a maternal health condition caused by prolonged obstructed labour. Obstructed labour is when the baby does not exit the pelvis during childbirth due to being physically blocked, despite the uterus contract... read more

The Role Of Laboratory Workers In The Fight Against The Covid-19 Pandemic
22
May

The Role of Laboratory Workers in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic

KIU, Western Campus – Citizens all over the world are applauding health care workers on the frontline of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.When we talk of health workers, most people think of only doctors and nurses. However, today, we look a... read more

Kiu Business Desk: What Lessons Can Uganda
22
May

KIU Business Desk: What Lessons can Uganda's Tourism Sector Learn From the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has left almost the whole world's economy paralyzed, tourism has been one of the most devastated sectors, Uganda's notwithstanding. According to a Daily Monitor... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together:  You Can’t Get Past Gutaka’s Temperature Gun If You Have Covid-19
22
May

Fighting Coronavirus Together: You Can’t get Past Gutaka’s Temperature Gun if you Have COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus – When KIU Teaching Hospital procured an infra-red thermometer, commonly known as a temperature gun, Emmanuel Gutaka did not know he would be taking on one of the riskiest tasks on the COVID-19 pandemic frontline.Gutaka is alway... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 22 In The Present And The Past
22
May

KIU Trivia: May 22 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Day for Biological Diversity. It is a United nations-sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. The topic of biodiversity concerns stakeholders in sustainable agriculture, desertifica... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
22
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 160

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Yesterday, May 21, 15 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by the Ministry of Health in the country. "Today, 21 May 2020, 15 new COVID-19 cases confirmed bringing the total confirmed cases to 160. Al... read more

Kiu Together: Lotud Treating Lockdown As Opportunity To Be Creative And Improve Self
21
May

KIU Together: Lotud Treating Lockdown as Opportunity to be Creative and Improve Self

KIU, Western Campus – Diana Lotud’s most favourite quote is, “Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn”.And true to this, the second year Civil Engineering student looks at the lockdown not as the doom that has been spelt or dreaded by m... read more

Kiu International Desk: Uk Donates $26 Million To Africa Covid-19 Fund
21
May

KIU International Desk: UK Donates $26 Million to Africa COVID-19 Fund

KIU, Main Campus - On 20th May 2020, the UK Government announced its donation of $26 million channelled through the African Union to fund the training of health professionals in member states to handle pandemics, and also cushion Africa from the effe... read more

Kiu International Desk: President Museveni, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Discuss Covid-19
21
May

KIU International Desk: President Museveni, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Discuss COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus – President Yoweri Museveni held discussions with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada on Tuesday, May 19 to discuss the latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in their respective countries.A statement on PM Trudeau’s... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry Of Health Gets Test Kit, Personal Protection Equipment Boost
21
May

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry of Health Gets Test Kit, Personal Protection Equipment Boost

KIU, Western Campus – Uganda’s Health Ministry has received assorted Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)and testing kit material from the international community in the country to aid them in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.This was revea... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 21 In The Present And The Past
21
May

KIU Trivia: May 21 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This is a United Nations-sanctioned international holiday for the promotion of diversity issues. It is an opportunity to help communities understand the value of ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Presidential Directive Slashes Uganda’s Covid-19 Cases To 145
21
May

COVID-19 Updates: Presidential Directive Slashes Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases to 145

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - One of the latest directives by President Yoweri Museveni has slashed Uganda’s COVID-19 cases to 145 after he decided that Uganda will now only count cases that have been registered within its borders.&nbs... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Mask Making As A Business Opportunity During This Lockdown
20
May

KIU Business Desk: Mask Making as a Business Opportunity During This Lockdown

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - In the latest presidential address on May 19, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced that it is going to be compulsory for everyone to wear a face mask as and when they're travelling and moving in public. H... read more

Covid-19 Updates: How East African Countries Are Tackling Problem Of Truck Drivers
20
May

COVID-19 Updates: How East African Countries are tackling Problem of Truck Drivers

By Agnes Kiconco KIU, Main Campus – The problem of cargo truck drivers serving as a transmission medium for the Coronavirus has caused panic and at times anger amongst the public, who accuse their respective governments of ‘importing’ the ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Four New Covid-19 Cases Confirmed, Number Rises To 264
20
May

COVID-19 Updates: Four New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, Number Rises to 264

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health has announced that four new COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Uganda, as of on May 20, including two cases from community samples, bringing the number of total cases in the country to 264.Th... read more

Covid-19 Updates: President Museveni Issues Several New Guidelines In Latest Address
20
May

COVID-19 Updates: President Museveni Issues Several New Guidelines In Latest Address

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – President Yoweri Museveni last night made clarifications about the new measures he had issued on Monday, May 18 in the 14th televised Presidential address on COVID-19.The president had issued a set of ... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 20 In The Present And The Past
20
May

KIU Trivia: May 20 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Clinical Trials Day. It is celebrated around the world to recognize the day that James Lind started what is often considered the first randomized clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747.The objective is to ... read more

Kiu International Desk: World Food Programme Predicts Food Deficit Linked To Covid-19 Containment Measures In East Africa
19
May

KIU International desk: World Food Programme Predicts Food Deficit Linked to COVID-19 Containment Measures in East Africa

KIU, Main Campus - On Tuesday 19th May 2020, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) released a report titled "Impact of COVID-19 on Supply Chains, Regional Trade, Markets and Food Security in East Africa". The report stated that the population of hungry c... read more

Kiu Together: Head Of Psychiatry Creates Timely Mental Health Awareness Video Series For The Community
19
May

KIU Together: Head of Psychiatry Creates Timely Mental Health Awareness Video Series for the Community

KIU, Western Campus - May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the KIU Teaching Hospital Psychiatry Head of Department, Dr Benedict Akimana has developed a 14-episode short video series describing the different types of mental illnesses, their prese... read more

Covid-19 Updates: President Museveni To Address Country Again Tonight
19
May

COVID-19 Updates: President Museveni to Address Country Again Tonight

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus - President Yoweri Museveni will tonight address the country for the second time in two days, following his 14th address last night, in which he extended the lockdown for two more weeks, as a measure to curb the spre... read more

Campus News: Cbot Donates Food To Kiu Western Campus Students
19
May

Campus News: CBOT Donates Food to KIU Western Campus Students

KIU, Western Campus – The Chairman Board of Trustees for Kampala International University, Hajj Hassan Basajjabalaba has donated food items of up to two metric tonnes to students at KIU Western campus.The food, which is in the form of maize flour p... read more

Covid-19 Updates: South Sudan Vice President And Wife Test Positive For Covid-19
19
May

COVID-19 Updates: South Sudan Vice President and Wife Test Positive for COVID-19

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Yesterday, news broke that South Sudan’s vice president and his wife plus a number of his staff had all tested positive for COVID-19."BREAKING: South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar and Defenc... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 12 New Covid-19 Cases, Total Rises To 260
19
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 12 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Rises to 260

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Yesterday the Ministry of Health announced 12 new cases of the novel Coronavirus in Uganda bringing the total number of cases to 260."Results from samples tested on 18 May 2020 confirmed 12 new COVID-19 cases co... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 19 In The Present And The Past
19
May

KIU Trivia: May 19 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today? Greek Genocide Remembrance Day. The Greek Genocide was the systematic killing of the Christian Ottoman Greek population carried out in Anatolia during World War I and its aftermath, on the basis of their faith and ethnicity... read more

Covid-19 Updates: President Museveni’s National Address On Covid-19 Postponed
18
May

COVID-19 Updates: President Museveni’s National Address on COVID-19 postponed

KIU, Western campus - President Yoweri Museveni’s address to the nation about the government’s planned actions on the ongoing pandemic and lockdown imposed to stem its spread, which was earlier scheduled for today Monday, May 18, has been postpon... read more

Kiu Book Club: He-motions By Bishop T.d.jakes
18
May

KIU Book Club: HE-Motions by Bishop T.D.Jakes

By Roger Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Nowadays we have concentrated so much on the struggles that the female gender goes through that we have almost forgotten that even men go through tough times. It is from this background that Bishop T.D.Jakes come... read more

Covid-19 Updates: President Museveni To Address Ugandans On Government’s Efforts In The Fight Against Covid-19 Today
18
May

COVID-19 Updates: President Museveni to Address Ugandans on Government’s Efforts in the Fight Against COVID-19 Today

By Bogere StuartKIU, Main Campus - The President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, is set to address the country today Monday, May 18, to enlighten Ugandans on the government’s efforts in fighting against COVID-19 after the end of the third phase ... read more

Staying Well Together: Better Your Nutrition Before And After Exercise
18
May

Staying Well Together: Better Your Nutrition Before and After Exercise

By Isaac AkugizibweKIU, Main Campus - Exercise is one way many people are keeping up with the COVID-19 lockdown as they aim to shed off stress and maintain healthy bodies. To balance the value of nutrition and exercise to the body one needs to eat t... read more

Cbot Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba Donates To Bushenyi District Covid-19 Taskforce
18
May

CBOT Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba donates to Bushenyi District COVID-19 TaskForce

KIU, Western campus – The Chairman Board of Trustees (CBOT) for Kampala International University, Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba has donated a number of relief items to the Bushenyi District COVID-19 taskforce.He donated items including 28 fully fuelle... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 18 In The Present And The Past
18
May

KIU Trivia: May 18 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World AIDS Vaccine Day. The day was created when then American President Bill Clinton made a commencement speech at Morgan State University on May 18 1997, challenging the world to create an AIDS vaccine within the next decad... read more

Kiu International Desk: Covid-19 To Jeopardize Food Security And Cause Malnutrition In Africa
18
May

KIU International Desk: COVID-19 to Jeopardize Food Security and Cause Malnutrition in Africa

KIU, Main Campus - On 14th May 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that the Coronavirus disease is likely to have a great impact on food security in Africa, especially among those grappling with food scarcity and malnutrition, due to mov... read more

Kiu Together: Kiu Western Campus Congolese Community Sticking Together In Lockdown
15
May

KIU Together: KIU Western Campus Congolese Community Sticking Together in Lockdown

KIU, Western Campus – The KIU Western Campus Congolese undergraduate students, under their umbrella association KIU Congolese Students Association (KIUCOSA) have developed a collective modus-operandi to go through the nationwide lockdown imposed by... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 15 In The Present And The Past
15
May

KIU Trivia: May 15 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Day of Families. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring that every 15th of May should be celebrated as the International Day of Families. This day provides an opportunity to c... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 21 New Covid-19 Cases Confirmed, Uganda
15
May

COVID-19 Updates: 21 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, Uganda's Cases Jump to 160

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has announced 21 new COVID-19 cases from the 1,593 samples tested on Thursday, bringing the national total to 160, the highest number registered in one day since the outbreak of the Co... read more

Kiu International Desk: Mohamed Adawe Builds Prototype Ventilator For Coronavirus Patients In Somalia
15
May

KIU International Desk: Mohamed Adawe Builds Prototype Ventilator for Coronavirus Patients in Somalia

KIU, Main Campus - Mohamed Adawe (in picture), a 21-year-old Somalian national, built a prototype ventilator for Coronavirus patients in Somalia after he heard of a man dying from the virus simply because he did not have access to a ventilator or oxy... read more

Kiu International Desk: Truck Drivers Complain Of Delays At The Namanga Border Due To Covid-19 Screening
15
May

KIU International Desk: Truck Drivers Complain of Delays at the Namanga Border due to COVID-19 Screening

KIU, Main Campus - Truck drivers plying the Kenya-Tanzania route are complaining of massive delays at the Namanga One-Stop Border Point due to COVID-19 screening and certification.Kenya, as of 15th May 2020, has reported 758 cases and 42 Coronavirus ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Aceng Applauds Ugandans For Adhering To Presidential Directives
14
May

COVID-19 Updates: Aceng Applauds Ugandans for Adhering To presidential Directives

KIU, Main Campus - The minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, has thanked Ugandans for adhering to the presidential directives and guidelines issued by the ministry of health to stop the spread of COVID-19. The minister said this in a televised... read more

Kiu Together: Bucyana Opened Youtube Channel To Empower People During Lockdown
14
May

KIU Together: Bucyana Opened YouTube Channel to Empower People During Lockdown

KIU, Western Campus – Emmanuel Bucyana discovered the secret behind self-empowerment a long time ago, which is partly why he has been part of the Guild Union right from his first year in Kampala International University’s Western Campus.However, ... read more

Kiu International Desk: World Health Organization And Unaids Warn Of Rise In Aids Deaths Due To Covid-19 Pandemic
14
May

KIU International Desk: World Health Organization and UNAIDS Warn of Rise in AIDS Deaths Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

KIU, Main Campus - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UNAIDS have warned that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could be drastic if HIV services are closed, supply chains interrupted and healthcare services overwhelmed.On 11th May 2020, th... read more

Covid-19 Updates: How Does The Genexpert Test For Covid-19 Work?
14
May

COVID-19 Updates: How Does the GeneXpert Test for COVID-19 Work?

KIU, Western Campus – According to the Daily Monitor of Tuesday 12th May, the Ugandan government launched the use of GeneXpert machines at border points to enable truck drivers to be tested for COVID-19 and receive their results before they proceed... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 13 New Covid-19 Cases Confirmed In Uganda
14
May

COVID-19 Updates: 13 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Uganda

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Yesterday night, Ministry of Health announced 13 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda, bringing the total to 139."Today, 13 May 2020, 13 new COVID-19 cases confirmed from 1,741 samples of truck drivers. The total nu... read more

Campus News: Student Network Organization Calls For Abstracts For Scientific Webinar
14
May

Campus News: Student Network Organization Calls for Abstracts for Scientific Webinar

KIU, Western Campus – The Student Network Organization (SNO) - Africa, is calling for abstracts for the first webinar series on the role of Medical and Allied Health students in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.SNO is a student international organiza... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 14 In The Present And The Past
14
May

KIU Trivia: May 14 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?National Unification Day (Liberia). It marks the Unification and Integration Policy, which was aimed at tackling political, social and economic disparities within Liberia. The father of modern Liberia William S. V. Tubman int... read more

Kiu International Desk: World Health Organization Releases Guidelines For Re-opening Of Schools And Non-essential Businesses
13
May

KIU International Desk: World Health Organization Releases Guidelines for Re-opening of Schools and Non-essential Businesses

KIU, Main Campus – On 11th May 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The WHO released additional guidelines to help decision-makers consider how and when to reopen... read more

Covid-19 Updates: The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Threatening Africa’s Wildlife
13
May

COVID-19 Updates: The Coronavirus Pandemic is Threatening Africa’s Wildlife

KIU, Main Campus - A wildlife catastrophe is unfolding in Africa, according to park rangers and conservation experts. They say the closure of safari tourism, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, is decimating the industry, and leading to an increase in p... read more

Kiu Together: Kiu-wc Deputy Education Minister Serving As Link Between Lecturers And Students In Lockdown
13
May

KIU Together: KIU-WC Deputy Education Minister Serving as Link Between Lecturers and Students in Lockdown

KIU, Western Campus – Joel Isabirye, the deputy Education Minister for KIU Western Campus is a person who is not shy to take on leadership positions.The second-year Medicine student holds posts in almost every student organization he subscribes to.... read more

Campus News: Kiu, Five International Universities Partner With Vodan Africa To Host First-ever Webinar Series In Africa
13
May

Campus News: KIU, Five International Universities Partner with VODAN Africa to Host First-ever Webinar series in Africa

By Rogers WanambwaKIU, Main Campus – The Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN)-Africa has partnered with Kampala International University and five other international universities to host the first of a three-part Webinar series on Zoom. The first-ev... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
13
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 cases rise to 126

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Yesterday, 12th May, the Ministry of Health announced four more cases of Coronavirus in Uganda following more tests that had been carried out on truck drivers. "Today, 12 May 2020, 4 new COVID-19 cases ... read more

Kiu Trivia: May13 In The Present And The Past
13
May

KIU Trivia: May13 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World FM Day. Many of you will be a bit surprised that FM does not stand for Frequency Media, but Facility Manager.Today celebrates achievements by hardworking professionals across the FM field. From large office towers to re... read more

Floods Displace 120,000 In Kasese
12
May

Floods displace 120,000 in Kasese

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus - More than 120,000 people mainly from Karusandara sub-county and Bulembia-Kilembe Division in Kasese district were displaced and their crop gardens washed away when River Nyamwamba burst its banks on Thursday morning... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Ugands
12
May

COVID-19 Updates: Ugands's Coronavirus Cases Soar up to 122

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has announced one more new case of COVID-19, confirmed from 2,296 samples of truck drivers taken on Monday, 11th May. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 122.The new case i... read more

Kiu Book Club: The Nickel Boys By Colson Whitehead
12
May

KIU Book Club: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

By Rogers Wanambwa American author Colson Whitehead won his second fiction Pulitzer for The Nickel Boys, a riveting and exceptional story that pulls the reader into the 1960's world of racism and the usually untold horrors that were inflicted upon b... read more

Kiu Together: “use Lockdown Productively,” Kiu Western Campus Guild President Advises Students
12
May

KIU Together: “Use Lockdown Productively,” KIU Western Campus Guild President Advises Students

KIU, Western Campus – The Guild President for KIU Western Campus, John Natumanya, has advised students to use the lockdown productively if they want to remain afloat in the academic sphere.“I advise my fellow students and youths to use this holid... read more

Campus News: Bushenyi Assistant Dho Joins Kiu Teaching Hospital Nurses To Mark International Nurses’ Day
12
May

Campus News: Bushenyi Assistant DHO Joins KIU Teaching Hospital Nurses to Mark International Nurses’ Day

KIU, Western Campus – KIU Teaching Hospital nurses were yesterday joined by the Assistant District Health Officer (ADHO) for Bushenyi district, Eliab Tayebwa, to clean and dump dust the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department, which is currentl... read more

Covid-19 Updates: How Ura Is Tracking Truck Drivers Using Technology
12
May

COVID-19 Updates: How URA is Tracking Truck Drivers Using Technology

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - On Monday, 11 May 2020, a team from Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) was hosted on NBS TV, and they explained to the nation how they are keeping track of the truck drivers who are causing panic in the country ... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 12 In The Present And The Past
12
May

KIU Trivia: May 12 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Nurses Day. Today is International Nurses Day and it is marked by the World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight the importance of nurses in the healthcare continuum and thank them for what they do. The theme ... read more

Kiu Sports: Kiu Karate Team Resorts To Individual Training Due To Covid-19
11
May

KIU Sports: KIU Karate Team Resorts to Individual Training Due To Covid-19

Isaac AkugizibweKIU, Main Campus – Members of the KIU Karate team have started individual training ahead of the university’s return to the inter-university games with the 2020 tournament set for December.  The team has been out of the competitio... read more

Campus News: The Kiu Community Mourns Two Graduates Who Perished In Collapsed Building
11
May

Campus News: The KIU Community Mourns two Graduates who Perished in Collapsed Building

KIU, Western Campus – Two graduates of Kampala International University were among the nine dead people who perished when a building under construction in Lukuli-Nanganda village, Makindye Division in Kampala collapsed.Tadeo Muwaya and Duncan Karub... read more

Kiu Student Voices:
11
May

KIU Student Voices: 'Let’s Celebrate Mothers' by Isaac Akugizibwe

By Isaac AkugizibweApart from bearing seeds of continuity, mothers are pillars of unending hope. Their undisputable love is the only evidence that true love exists.From carrying a baby in the womb for nine months to breastfeeding, nursing and sanitiz... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
11
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Climb to 121

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Over the weekend, Uganda registered seven more COVID-19 cases, two on Saturday and five on Sunday, according to tweets from the Ministry of Health. One of the cases on Saturday was a 40-year old Kenyan and the ... read more

Kiu Together: Kamahoro Encourages Health Workers On Covid-19 Frontline To “keep The Candle Burning”
11
May

KIU Together: Kamahoro Encourages Health Workers on COVID-19 Frontline to “Keep the Candle Burning”

KIU, Western Campus – Sister Elizabeth Kamahoro, the Principal Nursing Officer for KIU Teaching Hospital has encouraged health workers, especially fellow nurses on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, to keep the “candle burning” and ... read more

Campus Advocacy: Kiu Set To Be The First University To Implement Sexual Reproductive Health Policy In Uganda
11
May

Campus Advocacy: KIU set to be the First University to Implement Sexual Reproductive Health Policy in Uganda

KIU, Western Campus – Over 30 KIU Western Campus students’ leaders have reviewed the policy document on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in online consultative meetings on Saturday and Sunday, a significant step towards becoming the f... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 11 In The Present And The Past
11
May

KIU Trivia: May 11 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Ego Awareness Day. It is a time to spend some time on self-reflection, exploring our ego, while simultaneously exploring our experiences with those around us to determine how much of their perceived ego is our own comin... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Eradication Of Smallpox By World Health Organisation Holds Lessons For Overcoming Covid-19
11
May

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Eradication of Smallpox by World Health Organisation Holds Lessons for Overcoming COVID-19

KIU, Main Campus – On 8th May 1980, smallpox was officially declared eradicated worldwide by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Smallpox spread via person-to-person transmission. Over 300 million people died from this virus in the 20th Century.In... read more

Kiu Career Guidance: There Is No Time Like Today, Use The Lockdown Productively
8
May

KIU Career Guidance: There is no Time Like Today, Use the Lockdown Productively

KIU, Main Campus - We are 50 days into the lockdown today, what have you done to improve yourself?What's your key area of competence? What are your talents? And what have you done to improve them? Let's be honest, if the lockdown has afforded you m... read more

Kiu Teaching Hospital Conducting Study On Effect Of Covid-19 On Hospital Workers’ Mental Health
8
May

KIU Teaching Hospital conducting Study on Effect of COVID-19 on Hospital Workers’ Mental Health

KIU, Western Campus – Kampala International University’s Research Ethics Committee (REC) has approved a KIU Teaching Hospital study aimed at assessing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown on the mental health of hospital workers.The ... read more

Kiu Environment Report: President Museveni Orders Encroachers To Vacate As Water Levels Rise
8
May

KIU Environment Report: President Museveni Orders Encroachers to Vacate as Water Levels Rise

KIU, Main Campus - Yesterday, President Yoweri Museveni ordered encroachers on Lake Victoria land to vacate before they are being swallowed up.  The president said this shortly after he made a stopover to observe the increasing water levels... read more

Kiu Together: Ssebayigga Urges Fellow Students To Follow Tonsemberera Campaign
8
May

KIU Together: Ssebayigga Urges Fellow Students to Follow Tonsemberera Campaign

KIU, Western Campus – Last month, as Uganda’s COVID-19 confirmed cases clocked 40, the Ministry of Health launched the “Tonsemberera” or “Keep your distance” campaign to slow down the spread of the disease in the country.And Davis Ssebayi... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 8 In The Present And The Past
8
May

KIU Trivia: May 8 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Ovarian Cancer Day. It aims to create a community where those living with ovarian cancer, survivors, their families and friends can unite, share their experiences and help educate the public about this deadly disease. I... read more

Kiu Economic Report: Imf Executive Board Approves A Us$491.5 Million Disbursement To Uganda To Address The Covid-19 Pandemic
7
May

KIU Economic Report: IMF Executive Board Approves a US$491.5 Million Disbursement to Uganda to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Following the drastic effects of COVID-19 in the world, the IMF has taken the initiative to lend a helping hand to its members, Uganda inclusive. "Today, the IMF Executive Board approved US$491.5 million to hel... read more

Kiu Together: How Lecturers Are Making Sure That
7
May

KIU Together: How Lecturers are Making Sure that 'No Student is Left Behind'

KIU, Main Campus – On Monday, President Yoweri Museveni extended the “great lockdown” for an extra two weeks as the government continues to evaluate the country's COVID-19 situation. Over the previous 45 days of the lockdown, much emphasis... read more

Staying Well Together: At Home With Your Thoughts? Tips From Dr. Holly Kozee
7
May

Staying Well Together: At Home With Your Thoughts? Tips From Dr. Holly Kozee

KIU, Main Campus – On 4th May 2020, President Yoweri Museveni announced an extension of 14 days to the Uganda’s COVID-19 lockdown period. As lots of us have been, and are currently, spending many weeks at home, the lack of social interaction and ... read more

Kiu Together:  Asaba Is Using Online Debate, Dialogues And Poetry To Combat Covid-19
7
May

KIU Together: Asaba is Using Online Debate, Dialogues and Poetry to Combat COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus – The World Health Organization has consistently reminded us about the importance of the dissemination of the right information to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, even coming up with a new term, infodemic, to refer to false informa... read more

Nurses Week 2020: Kiu Teaching Hospital To Enhance Contribution Of Nursing Documentation To Patients’ Clinical Care
7
May

Nurses Week 2020: KIU Teaching Hospital to Enhance Contribution of Nursing Documentation to Patients’ Clinical Care

KIU, Western Campus – As KIU Teaching Hospital joins the rest of the world to mark the 2020 Nurses Week, emphasis will be put on enhancing the contribution of nursing documentation towards the clinical care of the patients.This will mainly focus on... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 7 In The Present And The Past
7
May

KIU Trivia: May 7 in the Present and the Past

What is Happening Today?World Password Day. World Password Day was created to address the critical need for strong passwords. Cybercrime is ever on the rise, with criminals targeting people who may not have very strong passwords. For example, it is e... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Records 100 Cases Of Coronavirus
7
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Records 100 Cases of Coronavirus

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus - Uganda has recorded two more cases of Coronavirus, summing up the overall number of cases to 100.The above, was confirmed by the Ministry of Health via Twitter on Wednesday, 6th May, where the ministry announced the... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Records 100 Cases Of Coronavirus
7
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Records 100 Cases of Coronavirus

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus - Uganda has recorded two more cases of Coronavirus, summing up the overall number of cases to 100.The above was confirmed by the Ministry of Health via Twitter on Wednesday, 6th May, where the ministry announced the ... read more

World Health Organisation Warns Against Misinformation In Regards To Covid-19 Cure
6
May

World Health Organisation Warns Against Misinformation in Regards to COVID-19 Cure

KIU, Main Campus - As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to take the world by storm, claiming thousands of lives, worldwide efforts are under way to find treatment and cures for the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed inter... read more

Kiu Cyber Watch: Guard Your Data Using Multi-factor Authentication
6
May

KIU Cyber Watch: Guard Your Data Using Multi-factor Authentication

By Rogers WanambwaKIU, Main Campus - Thanks to the pandemic,  the world as we know it has changed. We don't know if it's going to stay this way or things, at some point, will return to normal. One thing is clear, however, the migration to the di... read more

Kiu Together: Mwesigye Is Playing His Part By Fighting Coronavirus Misinformation In His Kabale Community
6
May

KIU Together: Mwesigye is Playing his Part by Fighting Coronavirus Misinformation in his Kabale Community

KIU, Western Campus – Before coming to the KIU Western Campus to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Mwesigye Kenneth, a third-year student, worked as a Medical Representative in pharmaceutical companies includin... read more

Kiu Teaching Hospital Midwives Celebrate Their Day With New Mothers
6
May

KIU Teaching Hospital Midwives Celebrate Their Day With New Mothers

KIU, Western Campus – Midwives at KIU Teaching Hospital celebrated this year’s International Midwives Day with mothers who recently gave birth at the hospital.The day, which falls on May 5th every year, is usually a time for other health workers ... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 6 In The Present And The Past
6
May

KIU Trivia: May 6 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International No Diet Day. It is an annual celebration of body acceptance, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity. Many people hold the notion that to be healthy, you must diet so that you maintain the smallest wei... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Another Coronavirus Confirmation Brings The Total Up To 98
6
May

COVID-19 Updates: Another Coronavirus Confirmation Brings the Total up to 98

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Late last night, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng the Minister of Health reported another new case of the Coronavirus on last night, bringing the total number of cases to 98.The new case is a truck driver from Kenya. "Today... read more

Kiu Advocacy: Ugandans Advised Against Domestic Violence
6
May

KIU Advocacy: Ugandans Advised Against Domestic Violence

KIU, Main Campus – During a televised address on Monday evening about the countries effort to stop COVID-19, President Yoweri Museveni urged Ugandans to stop domestic violence as this will bring peace within our families.This comes a week afte... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Eight Key Takeaways From Yesterday
5
May

COVID-19 Updates: Eight Key Takeaways From Yesterday's Presidential Address

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Yesterday, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni addressed the nation and gave some new guidelines on how the country is going to survive in the next two weeks after extending the lockdown for two more weeks.Here... read more

Kiu Explorer Of The Day: Akinyi Is Keeping Her Hoop Dreams Alive
5
May

KIU Explorer of the Day: Akinyi is Keeping her Hoop Dreams Alive

BY Isaac AkugizibweKIU, Main Campus – Rachel Akinyi Odhiamb, a star player for the KIU Rangers, the female basketball team for the University, has promised to up her game ahead of her third  season with the team. She hopes to lead the Rangers ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Ugandan Coronavirus Cases Rise Up To 97
5
May

COVID-19 Updates: Ugandan Coronavirus Cases Rise up to 97

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus - Last night, the Ministry of Health announced eight more cases of COVID-19 after 2246 samples were tested. According the ministry, Six out of 2,061 samples of truck drivers while two cases are from the community... read more

Kiu Together: Staff Wish Midwives A Happy International Midwives Day
5
May

KIU Together: Staff Wish Midwives a Happy International Midwives Day

KIU, Western Campus – Staff members of KIU Teaching Hospital have sent their warm regards to midwives at the hospital and all over the country on this year’s International Midwives Day.They took to their WhatsApp group to celebrate the midwives a... read more

Kiu Together: Western Campus Information Minister Urges Colleagues To Concentrate On Their Studies
5
May

KIU Together: Western Campus Information Minister Urges Colleagues to Concentrate on their Studies

KIU, Western Campus – Students hopes of returning to school soon we're dashed yesterday, after President Yoweri Museveni's decision to extend the lockdown for another 14 days. However, according to the KIU Western Campus Information Minister, Ali ... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 5 In The Present And The Past
5
May

KIU Trivia: May 5 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Midwives Day. Today, the world recognizes and honours midwives, who are, most of the time, the difference between life and death for hundreds of millions of mothers and infants each year. Midwives are the caregi... read more

Kiu International Desk: Overcrowded And Unsanitary Prisons In Drc Pose A Great Risk For Spread Of Covid-19
5
May

KIU International Desk: Overcrowded and Unsanitary Prisons in DRC Pose a Great Risk for Spread of COVID-19

KIU, Main Campus - As of 4th May 2020, health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reported that the confirmed cases of Coronavirus in a military prison in Kinshasa doubled to nearly 100 in two days.Prisons often lack basic hygiene p... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Government Tests 180 Street Children
4
May

COVID-19 Updates: Government Tests 180 Street Children

By Bogere StuartKIU, Western Campus – Samples from at least 180 street children encamped at Nakivubo Blue Primary School have been taken for testing. On May 1st 2020, officials at the Kampala Capital City Authority shared that the exercise will ena... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Ugandan Coronavirus Cases Rise To 89
4
May

COVID-19 Updates: Ugandan Coronavirus Cases Rise to 89

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus – The Ministry of Health has announced the rise in number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 89 in Uganda after one sample tested positive on Sunday, 3rd May.The confirmed case is a male Kenyan truck driver aged 39, who... read more

Kiu Student Opportunities: Call For Applications For The Youth4policy Fellowship
4
May

KIU Student Opportunities: Call for Applications for the Youth4Policy Fellowship

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Uganda & South Sudan is now accepting applications for the 2020 intake of the Youth4Policy Fellowship!About the fellowshipThe “Youth4Policy” is an initiative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) to enhance youth part... read more

Kiu Together: Ataho Putting Engineering Skills Into Practice In Lockdown
4
May

KIU Together: Ataho Putting Engineering Skills Into Practice in Lockdown

KIU, Western Campus – Yusuf Ataho, a second-year engineering student at KIU’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is grabbing the bull by its horns and putting class materials into practice by doing small scale construction.Ataho, w... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 4 In The Present And The Past
4
May

KIU Trivia: May 4 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Give Day. World Give Day is one day a year when people all over the world come together to support the causes they care about most. Whether you donate to your favourite non-profit, a person in your community or give som... read more

Kiu International Desk: Who Does Not Recommend Madagascars Covid-19 Herbal Remedy
4
May

KIU International Desk: WHO does not Recommend Madagascars COVID-19 Herbal Remedy

KIU, Main Campus - On Monday, 27th April 2020, the President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, launched a local herbal remedy for the Coronavirus said to have cured at least two COVID-19 cases.The herbal remedy branded COVID Organics was developed by C... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 2 In The Present And The Past
2
May

KIU Trivia: May 2 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Drone Day. The day was created in 2015 by the team of “That Drone Show” to educate the world on the positive ways in which drones can be used.We have seen drones being put to many positively impactful ways l... read more

Kiu Book Club: Wanambwa Reviews Dr. Miles Monroe
1
May

KIU Book Club: Wanambwa Reviews Dr. Miles Monroe's Uncover Your Potential

KIU, Main Campus – Roger Wanambwa, a final year student at KIU, has read over 50 books since January, 2020. Wanambwa, who is also the former President of the KIU Writers Club is famous for completing his own 100 day, 100 blogs challenge on his blog... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: First Lady Delivers President
1
May

Fighting Coronavirus Together: First Lady Delivers President's Salary Donation to National COVID-19 Taskforce

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus – During his Presidential address this week Museveni committed to donate part of his UGX 3.6 million monthly salary to the National COVID-19 taskforce."You remember your people normally pay me some little money. The... read more

Kiu Explorer Of The Day: Maureen Will Not Quit On Her World Cup Dream
1
May

KIU Explorer of the Day: Maureen Will Not Quit on her World Cup Dream

By Isaac  AkugizibweKIU, Main Campus – Maureen Karungi, a 24-year-old student of Business Administration will not quit on her dream to feature in the Wood Ball World Cup in Malaysia. The sporting event is scheduled for December 2020. If s... read more

Kiu Thought Leadership: The Impact Of The Corona Virus Pandemic On Career Development Within The Education Sphere
1
May

KIU Thought Leadership: The Impact of the Corona Virus Pandemic on Career Development Within the Education Sphere

By Anita Muhairwe MalingaKIU, Main Campus - As the country progresses towards the end of the lock down season, this period has kept me thinking about the future of our young people in the education institutions in terms of their skills and futur... read more

Milestone Alert: Kiu Teaching Hospital’s Nursing Department Featured In American Nurse Journal
1
May

Milestone Alert: KIU Teaching Hospital’s Nursing Department Featured in American Nurse Journal

KIU, Western Campus – KIU Teaching Hospital’s Nursing department has been featured in the April issue of the American Nurse Journal, as overall winners of the International Team Award in the 2020 All-Pro Nursing Team Awards.The journal thanked th... read more

Kiu Trivia 2020: May 1 In The Present And The Past
1
May

KIU Trivia 2020: May 1 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Labour Day. Today is a celebration of labourers and working classes, that is promoted by the International Labour Movement.This year’s Labour Day comes at a time when a cloud hangs over the fate of many worker... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Coronavirus Cases In Uganda Climb To 83
1
May

COVID-19 Updates: Coronavirus Cases in Uganda Climb to 83

By Rogers Wanambwa and Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus - According to the Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed out of the 2,071 samples that were tested at Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe. Th... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Coronavirus Cases In Uganda Rise To 81 With Two More Confirmed Positive
30
Apr

COVID-19 Updates: Coronavirus Cases in Uganda Rise to 81 With Two More Confirmed Positive

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, MAIN CAMPUS - The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, 29th April, announced two more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 81.This was after a total of 2002 people were tested by the Uganda Virus Research Institute, including... read more

Kiu Economy Report: Uganda
30
Apr

KIU Economy Report: Uganda's Interest Rate Lowered by BOU

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - During an April 2020 meeting, the Bank of Uganda announced that its benchmark lending rate had been lowered to 9% to 'cushion the Coronavirus-induced deterioration in macroeconomic conditions and in order to... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Suspected Covid-19 Deaths At Lacor Hospital Turn Out To Be Negative
30
Apr

COVID-19 Updates: Suspected COVID-19 Deaths at Lacor Hospital Turn Out to be Negative

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed that results of the two suspected COVID-19 patients who died at Lacor hospital in Gulu district turned out negative.Lacor Ho... read more

Kiu International Desk: China Donates Medical Supplies To Uganda To Aid In Fight Against Covid-19
30
Apr

KIU International Desk: China Donates Medical Supplies to Uganda to Aid in Fight Against COVID-19

KIU, Main Campus - On Tuesday 28th April 2020, China delivered an assortment of medical supplies to Uganda to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.Chinese Ambassador to Uganda, Zheng Zhuqiang, handed over the medical supplies to the Minist... read more

Staying Well Together: Kiu
30
Apr

Staying Well Together: KIU's Dr Forry Advises Health Workers on Stress Management

KIU, Western Campus – The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on governments and all health care facilities to provide mental health and psychosocial support to health workers. In their World Health and Safety at Work Day message on Apr... read more

Kiu International Desk: New Zealand Study And Research Reveals Successful Containment Of The Spread Of The Covid-19 Due To Lockdown Measures
30
Apr

KIU International Desk: New Zealand Study and Research Reveals Successful Containment of the Spread of the COVID-19 due to Lockdown Measures

KIU, Main Campus - The way the virus has spread in different countries, and even in particular states or regions within them, has been quite varied. A New Zealand study and research, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, was carried out for 25 count... read more

Kiu Trivia: April 30 In The Present And The Past
30
Apr

KIU Trivia: April 30 in the Present and the Past

What is Happening Today?International Jazz Day. This year’s celebration of Jazz music was planned to take place in Cape Town, South Africa but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 9th International Jazz Day worldwide celebration will transition to a v... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Museveni To Issue New Covid-19 Guidelines Before May 5th
30
Apr

COVID-19 Updates: Museveni to Issue New COVID-19 Guidelines Before May 5th

KIU, Main Campus - While addressing the nation on COVID-19 on Tuesday, President Yoweri Museveni said that he will be giving new guidelines after the Ministry of Health concludes a study and assessment of the prevalence of COVID-19 in communities wh... read more

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29
Apr

KIU Economy Report: President Advises Ugandans to "Employ Magezi" Over Anger in Regard to Cargo Trucks

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus – President Yoweri Museveni, while addressing the country on the Coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, 28th April,  said that it is suicidal and unnecessary to ban cargo truck drivers."Banning cargo trucks from entering... read more

Kiu Trivia: April 29 In The Present And The Past
29
Apr

KIU Trivia: April 29 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Stop Food waste Day. The United Nations has warned of famine becoming another humanitarian crisis because of lockdowns imposed by governments all over the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.According to stopfoodwasteday.com, ... read more

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29
Apr

KIU Together: "Let's Not Forget Who We Are," Medical Student Advises His Peers

KIU, Western Campus – As the lockdown period continues, Jackson Kigozi, a third-year-student pursuing a Bachelor of Clinical Medicine and Community Health has discovered a new way to learn amidst his current circumstances.By employing different lea... read more

President Museveni Suggests Mobile Quarantine For Truck Drivers In East African Region
29
Apr

President Museveni Suggests Mobile Quarantine for Truck Drivers in East African Region

KIU, Main Campus – While addressing the nation on the state of COVID-19 in Uganda on 28th March 2020, President Yoweri Museveni, suggested a mobile quarantine for the truck drivers transporting cargo across East Africa.After discussions with the he... read more

President Museveni Urges Ugandans To Persevere Through Covid-19 Times, Stressing Importance Of Movement Of Cargo
29
Apr

President Museveni Urges Ugandans to Persevere Through COVID-19 Times, Stressing Importance of Movement of Cargo

KIU, Main Campus – While addressing the nation on the state of COVID-19 in Uganda on 28th March 2020, President Yoweri Museveni urged Ugandans to keep calm and persevere through these times, also mentioning the importance of the continued movement ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers Five More Recoveries
28
Apr

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers Five More Recoveries

By Roger WanambwaKIU, Main Campus - According to the Ministry of Health, five patients who were previously confirmed for COVID-19 have recovered. The patients were tested negative twice and discharged from hospital. Three were discharged from En... read more

A Reminder Concerning The Ongoing Presidential Guidance On Funerals
28
Apr

A Reminder Concerning the Ongoing Presidential Guidance on Funerals

KIU, Main Campus – Last week, on 20th April 2020, during a national address on the state of COVID-19 in Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni announced more restrictions on funerals. According to the President, if anyone dies of COVID-19, they will b... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Uganda Starts Survey On The Prevalence Of Covid-19
28
Apr

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Uganda Starts Survey on the Prevalence of COVID-19

KIU, Main Campus – Earlier today, the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng flagged off teams expected to conduct a rapid assessment survey of the prevalence of COVID-19 pandemic in Ugandan communities. The survey will target special communities ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: President To Address The Nation On The Pandemic At 8:00 P.m.
28
Apr

COVID-19 Updates: President to Address the Nation on the Pandemic at 8:00 P.M.

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus – At 8:00 P.M. this evening, President Yoweri K. Museveni will address the nation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic."Tonight, at 8 P.M., I will deliver my 12th televised/radio address to the country on the subject of ... read more