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Family Rules Out Land Wrangles in Philly Lutaaya Reburial
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On April 14, as Christians in Uganda and around the world celebrated Good Friday, Philly Bongoley Lutaayas remains and those of six other people were being reburied in Gomba, almost a week after being exhumed from Kasingiri Zone in Bunamwaya. It was on Friday April 14, 1989 that Lutaaya, then at the peak of his music career, shocked the world by announcing that he was suffering from AIDS. He would succumb to the virus eight months later on December 15, 1989, aged 38 years.

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  • World Leaders Recommit to Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases
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    Governments and private donors have pledged 812 million dollars in new commitments to the collective efforts to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases NTDs. NTDs disable, debilitate and perpetuate cycles of poverty, keeping children out of school, parents out of work, and dampening hope of any chance of an economic future. One in six people suffer from NTDs worldwide, including more than half a billion children. In Uganda, the Ministry of Health estimates that 11 million people suffer from NTDs in the country.

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