Despite the stigma that often surrounds menstruation, Ugandan men and boys are getting involved in promoting menstrual hygiene, writes Arthur Matsiko
Uganda has received widespread praise from the international community for its ‘open door’ policy for refugees, but the country is now overwhelmed by the soaring numbers of asylum seekers, especially from war-torn South Sudan, writes Arthur Matsiko.
On 3 June, thousands gather every year at Namugongo for the annual commemoration of the 45 young men murdered by King Mwanga. While tradition has it that they were killed for refusing to denounce their faith, there are other possible contributory factors that deserve to be recognised.
It’s now almost a month since Uganda’s only Cobalt-60 radiation machine broke down, seemingly beyond repair. The soonest a new machine is expected is in a year’s time. This has serious repercussions for the 75% of the 44 000 cancer patients admitted last year who require radiotherapy.