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Cancer claims Mbarara university Prof Isharaza


A senior lecturer at Mbarara University of Science and Technology has died.

Prof William Isharaza passed away on Tuesday at Case Clinic in Kampala.

He succumbed to blood cancer.

He was a famous science researcher and distinguished academic.

He studied from Mbarara High School and Kings College Budo.

He also attended Makerere University and later went for further studies at Brussels where he attained a PHD in Biochemistry.

The head of Biochemistry Department at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Professor Isharaza’s research led to the discovery of Omuhoko as a weapon against Bilharzia-carrying snails.

He developed the herbal molluscide from a plant known as Phytolacca Dodecandra (omuhoko) which is used to kill liver-fluke-harbouring snails.

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