Category «Health»

Kirabo battles second cancer bout

In June last year, five-year-old Kirabo Mirembe was declared cancer-free, after two years of battling the disease. “I was happy and thought I would go to school again and attend Sunday school that I love so much,” she says. Her family, overjoyed by the news, started making plans for a thanksgiving, only to be told that the cancer had returned – just four months after they had received the good news. Baby Kirabo, as she is known by people who have heard about her, was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in March 2009. It is a cancer, which occurs when the bone marrow has too many immature white blood cells, which suffocate normal ones. Children have an eight out …

Church cleaner needs Shs90m for kidney transplant in India

It is by God’s grace that 26-year-old Catherine Nakato is still alive. She is in pain because she cannot afford either the treatment or replacement of her failed kidneys. And if she does not get any of them in time, she could lose her life. Nakato’s problem started when she was diagnosed with diabetes aged seven. “The doctors at Nagalama Hospital first detected diabetes when I was young but the good thing is that they treated it and I got better. Unfortunately I suffered from the same disease again when I was 19 years. This was after the several tests doctors took. I was advised to get drugs that were prescribed by the doctors to treat the detected diabetes,” she …