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Hamilton doctors are making a difference in Uganda

Dr. Anthony Batte arrived in Hamilton from Kampala, Uganda in October. Batte works at Makerere University and Mulago Hospital, training doctors and treating patients in pediatrics – caring for children. Batte came to Canada with the help of the St. Joseph’s Health System International Outreach Program (IOP). The IOP celebrates ...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like a new kind of Christmas

For perhaps the first time in history, a disposable cup has become headline news. When Starbucks released its annual Christmas cup in a simple, pattern-less red, a vocal minority took to social media in outrage, calling it an attempt to secularize the holiday. But a new generation of Christians disagrees. The ...

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Specializing in Canada to inspire young doctors back home

Dr. Jackie Zirabamuzaale works at a teaching hospital at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She is involved in patient care as well as teaching students gastroenterology – caring for the digestive system. Currently Zirabamuzaale is studying and working in Hamilton with the St. Joseph’s Health System International Outreach Program. The ...

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Let’s get weird, with food

Let’s have some fun with the glorious experience that is food: let’s get bizarre. As Canadian diners, what do we typically go for when we head to a restaurant? Steak? Chicken? How about something ethnic, but safe? All sound, delicious choices, but to go on a truly spectacular culinary adventure ...

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Learning in Canada to care for the elderly back home

Dr. Harriet Nankabirwa works at Mulago Hospital as well as Makerere University, both in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. She works in geriatrics (medical care for the elderly) and she came to Hamilton through the International Outreach Program to further her skills as a geriatrician, a discipline of medicine she says ...

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Meet N2N’s Remo

Remo Del Col is a professional engineer who spent most of his career working in the world of corporate management. Ten years ago Del Col retired and started to do community work for organizations including N2N (Neighbour 2 Neighbour). “I’ve been a long-time supporter of agencies that work with the ...

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A Ugandan’s first taste of Canada includes poutine

Dr. Anthony Batte is from Uganda where he works at Mulago Hospital in Kampala. For the next year, he is calling Hamilton home as part of the International Outreach Program run by St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. Dr. Batte specializes in pediatric nephrology – kidney problems in children and will spend ...

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Using comedy to raise awareness

Hammer Night Live and the LOST (Living Outside of Suffering and Trauma) organization have teamed up to raise awareness about mental health issues. Matthew Surina is the host of Hammer Night Live, a talk and variety show that is staged each month, showcasing local comedians and sketch groups. “It’s something ...

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