New Vision visited some of the oldest twins. Babirye Emilina (Blue gomesi) and Christina Nakato (red gomesi) shared their childhood stories
“Ssenga had never met us so when she came to identify me, she failed to pick me me because I was seated with Wasswa, who was my best man,” Kato says.
My brother was by my bedside for all the six months I was in hospital after an accident. He put aside his demands and dedicated his time for me.
According to Dr. Charles Kiggundu a senior consultant gynecologist working at Mulago Hospital, one in 60 pregnant women is carrying a twin pregnancy.
“I gave birth to the ﬁrst and second-born. On the third birth on February 2, 1976, it was a set of twins; Alex Waiswa and Eva Kagona,” says Nabirye.
Happening this August 20, 2017 at Kyadondo Ruby grounds. Gates openat 10am
The researchers used data on 1.69 million children born in 30 sub-Saharan African countries between 1995 and 2014.
When they were born premature in 1912, doctors gave Paulette and Simone the slimmest chance of survival. But they have lived to over 104 years.
Twins share genes, and when one gets cancer, the other faces a higher risk of getting sick too, according to a study that included 200,000 people.
"We wanted to see if we were one of the first ones" born in the new year.
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