Uganda: A republic in eastern Africa, south of SUDAN and west of KENYA. Its capital is Kampala.HIV Infections: Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense: A hemoflagellate subspecies of parasitic protozoa that causes Rhodesian sleeping sickness in humans. It is carried by Glossina pallidipes, G. morsitans and occasionally other species of game-attacking tsetse flies.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Trypanosomiasis, African: A disease endemic among people and animals in Central Africa. It is caused by various species of trypanosomes, particularly T. gambiense and T. rhodesiense. Its second host is the TSETSE FLY. Involvement of the central nervous system produces "African sleeping sickness." Nagana is a rapidly fatal trypanosomiasis of horses and other animals.Malaria: A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.Circumcision, Male: Excision of the prepuce of the penis (FORESKIN) or part of it.

Vitamin D status in different subgroups of British Asians. (1/2012)

To assess the effect of religious dietary practices and social customs on the vitamin D status of Asian immigrants, we kept records of the dietary intake and time spent out of doors of 81 Ugandan Asian men, women, and girls (9-19 years old). Sera were analysed for 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25-OHD3), and 28% of the subjects were found to have levels below the lower limit of normal. The (vegetarian) Hindus had the lowest dietary intakes, least time out of doors, and lowest serum 25-OHD3. The Goan (Roman Catholic) Asians, despite more pigmentation, had 25-OHD3 levels similar to those found among indigenous British people and had the most satisfactory vitamin D intakes. Among Asians, whose exposure to sunlight may be limited, dietary vitamin D becomes the major determinant of serum 25-OHD3.  (+info)

Methods used to study household coping strategies in rural South West Uganda. (2/2012)

This paper describes the data collection methods used in a longitudinal study of the coping strategies of 27 households in three villages in the study area of the MRC/ODA Research Programme on AIDS in Uganda. After pre-testing and piloting, 9 local interviewers made regular visits to the 27 study households over a period of just over one year. The households were purposively selected to represent different household types and socioeconomic status categories. Data were obtained through participant observation using a checklist to ensure systematic collection of data on household activities. Debriefing sessions with the interviewers after the visits provided opportunities for the discussion of the findings and exploration of themes for further study. On the basis of the study findings, and data from the Programme's general study population survey rounds, broad indicators of household 'vulnerability' were identified. A participatory appraisal technique, 'well-being ranking', was used at the end of the study in order to test the viability of the chosen indicators. It is proposed that the example of the research method, which relied on local people not only as interviewers but also as co-investigators in the research, be used to guide future research approaches. The participation of the study community at every stage of research and design, as well as monitoring and evaluation of supportive interventions, is strongly encouraged.  (+info)

Whose policy is it anyway? International and national influences on health policy development in Uganda. (3/2012)

As national resources for health decline, so dependence on international resources to finance the capital and recurrent costs is increasing. This dependence, combined with an increasing emphasis on policy-based, as opposed to project-based, lending and grant-making has been accompanied by greater involvement of international actors in the formation of national health policy. This paper explores the process of health policy development in Uganda and examines how major donors are influencing and conflicting with national policy-making bodies. Focusing on two examples of user fees and drugs policies, it argues that while the content of international prescriptions to strengthen the health system may not be bad in itself, the process by which they are applied potentially threatens national sovereignty and weakens mechanisms for ensuring accountability. It concludes by proposing that in order to increase the sustainability of policy reforms, much greater emphasis should be placed on strengthening national capacity for policy analysis and research, building up policy networks and enhancing the quality of information available to the public concerning key policy changes.  (+info)

Village-based AIDS prevention in a rural district in Uganda. (4/2012)

OBJECTIVE: To design, implement and evaluate a village-based AIDS prevention programme in a rural district in north-western Uganda. A baseline KAP survey of the general population was carried out to design a district-wide information campaign and condom promotion programme. Eighteen months later the impact achieved was measured through a second KAP survey, using the same methodology. METHODS: Anonymous structured interviews were conducted in March 1991 and October 1992 with 1486 and 1744 randomly selected individuals age 15-49, respectively. RESULTS: At 18 months, 60% of respondents had participated in an information session in the past year (47% women, 71% men) and 42% had received a pamphlet about AIDS (26% women, 58% men). Knowledge about AIDS, high initially (94%), reached 98%. More respondents knew that the incubation period is longer than one year (from 29% to 40%), and were willing to take care of a PWA (from 60% to 77%). Knowledge about condoms increased from 26 to 63% in women and 57 to 91% in men. Ever use of condoms among persons having engaged in casual sex in the past year increased from 6 to 33% in women, and 27 to 48% in men. Fifty per cent of condom users criticized lack of regular access to condoms. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first documented example of the impact a village-based AIDS prevention programme can achieve in a rural African community. Critical areas to be improved were identified, such as: women must be given better access to information, more attention must be paid to explain the asymptomatic state of HIV infection in appropriate terms, and condom social marketing must be developed.  (+info)

The use of formal and informal services for antenatal care and malaria treatment in rural Uganda. (5/2012)

The study aimed to analyze reasons for the use or non-use of antenatal care services and malaria treatment among pregnant women living in rural areas in Uganda. Focus group discussions with pregnant women, in-depth interviews with key informants (Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) and health workers) and a structured questionnaire administered to pregnant women were used to collect the relevant information. Antenatal care attendance was irregular and few women knew that the purpose of attending antenatal care was to monitor both the growth of the baby and the health status of the woman. Parity significantly influenced antenatal care attendance, but level of education, religion and marital status did not. Fifty-five per cent of the women stated that they had delivered outside the formal health delivery system despite antenatal care attendance. All women in their second pregnancy had delivered their first child in the village, despite TBA training to the contrary. Malaria as perceived by pregnant women is common and multiple health service providers are used for its treatment. About 66% of the mothers reported having suffered from malaria during the current pregnancy; of these more than half had received treatment outside the formal health delivery system. Self-treatment with drugs bought from ordinary shops was commonly reported. Nearly all women (93.3%) knew about the antimalarial drug chloroquine and 83% thought that it was used for the treatment of malaria, not for its prevention. Some women believed that the drug could cause abortion. Health seeking behaviour was influenced by several factors, including the perceived high cost of antenatal care services, of conducting a delivery and treatment, and perceived inadequacy of services provided by the formal health system. Inadequacy of formal health services was perceived by users to be partly due to understaffing and to irregular supply of essential drugs. Intensive health education to pregnant women on the safety of chloroquine use in pregnancy, the importance and the need for regular antenatal care attendance are recommended. In addition, training of more TBAs and continued educational efforts to upgrade their knowledge, regular and adequate supply of essential drugs, and free health services for high-risk groups such as pregnant women are recommended to improve antenatal care services and drug prophylaxis use in pregnancy.  (+info)

Ivermectin distribution using community volunteers in Kabarole district, Uganda. (6/2012)

Ivermectin mass distribution for the control of onchocerciasis in Uganda began in 1991. This report describes a community based ivermectin distribution programme covering two foci in the Kabarole district which have an estimated 32,000 persons infected and another 110,000 at risk. Through nodule palpation in adult males, 143 villages were identified where nodule prevalence exceeded 20%. Skin snips were also taken from a sample of the population to measure changes in community microfilarial load (CMFL) with treatment. The delivery programme was integrated into the district health management structure, and used community volunteers supervised by medical assistants from adjacent health facilities for annual ivermectin distribution campaigns. After initial efforts by the community to support distributors in-kind proved inadequate, ivermectin distributors earned money retailing condoms as part of the social marketing component of district STD/AIDS programme. Reduction in the CMFL ranged from 40-62% twelve months after the second ivermectin treatment in three villages, and from 69-84% six months after the fourth round of treatment in two villages. After four years of treatment, 85% of eligible persons were receiving ivermectin from community volunteers in each treatment cycle. Drop out rates among volunteers did not exceed 20% over the four years reported here. The direct cost of treatment was US $0.29 per person. Among the reasons for low per-person treatment costs were the strong supervisory structure, the presence of health centres in the foci and a well developed and capable district Primary Health Care management team.  (+info)

Asymptomatic non-ulcerative genital tract infections in a rural Ugandan population. (7/2012)

OBJECTIVE: To document the prevalence of asymptomatic non-ulcerative genital tract infections (GTI) in a rural African cohort. METHODS: The study population consisted of all adults aged 15-59 residing in 56 rural communities of Rakai District, southwest Uganda, enrolled in the Rakai STD Control for AIDS Prevention Study. Participants were interviewed about the occurrence of vaginal or urethral discharge and frequent or painful urination in the previous 6 months. Respondents were asked to provide blood and a first catch urine sample. Serum was tested for HIV-1. Urine was tested with ligase chain reaction (LCR) for N gonorrhoeae and C trachomatis. Women provided two self administered vaginal swabs; one for T vaginalis culture and the other for a Gram stained slide for bacterial vaginosis (BV) diagnosis. RESULTS: A total of 12,827 men and women were enrolled. Among 5140 men providing specimens, 0.9% had gonorrhoea and 2.1% had chlamydia. Among 6356 women, 1.5% had gonorrhoea, 2.4% had chlamydia, 23.8% were infected with trichomonas and 50.9% had BV.53% of men and 66% of women with gonorrhoea did not report genital discharge or dysuria at anytime within the previous 6 months. 92% of men and 76% of women with chlamydia and over 80% of women with trichomonas or BV were asymptomatic. The sensitivities of dysuria or urethral discharge for detection of infection with either gonorrhoea or chlamydia among men were only 21.4% and 9.8% respectively; similarly, among women the sensitivity of dysuria was 21.0% while that of vaginal discharge was 11.6%. For trichomonas or BV the sensitivity of dysuria was 11.7% and that of vaginal discharge was 10.5%. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of non-ulcerative GTIs is very high in this rural African population and the majority are asymptomatic. Reliance on reported symptoms alone would have missed 80% of men and 72% of women with either gonorrhoea or chlamydia, and over 80% of women with trichomonas or BV. To achieve STD control in this and similar populations public health programmes must target asymptomatic infections.  (+info)

Poverty and eosinophilia are risk factors for endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) in Uganda. (8/2012)

OBJECTIVE: To determine the relative risks of socio-demographic, dietary, and environmental factors for endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) in Uganda. METHOD: Unmatched case control study in Mulago Hospital, Kampala. Cases (n = 61) were sequential patients hospitalized with an echocardiographic diagnosis of EMF from June 1995 to March 1996. Controls (n = 120) were concurrent patients with other forms of heart disease (heart controls, n = 59) and subjects admitted for trauma or elective surgery (hospital controls, n = 61). All consenting subjects answered a structured questionnaire administered by trained interviewers. Complete blood counts, malaria films and stool examination for ova and parasites were performed. Questionnaires elicited information on home address, economic circumstances, variables concerned with environmental exposures and usual diet before becoming ill. RESULTS: After adjustment for age and sex, cases were significantly more likely than controls to have Rwanda/Burundi ethnic origins (P = 0.008). Compared with controls, cases had a lower level of education (P < 0.001 for heart controls and P = 0.07 for hospital controls), were more likely to be peasants (P < 0.001), and to come from Luwero or Mukono Districts (P = 0.003). After further adjustment for peasant occupation, cases were more likely than controls to walk barefoot (P = 0.015), consume cassava as their staple food (P < 0.001) and to lack fish or meat in dietary sauces (P = 0.02). Cases were more likely to exhibit absolute eosinophilia (P = 0.006). The effect of cassava diet was more marked in the younger age group, while the effect of eosinophilia was greater in adults. Socio-economic disadvantage is a risk for EMF. Absolute eosinophilia is a putative cause of EMF, a finding not explained by parasitism. CONCLUSION: Data indicate that relative poverty and environmental factors triggering eosinophilia appear to act in a geographically restricted region of Uganda in the aetiology of EMF.  (+info)

*Kayunga District

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*Kalisizo General Hospital

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*Betty Oyella Bigombe

The Observer Staff, . (1 June 2014). "Uganda: Bigombe Resigns, Joins World Bank". The Observer (Uganda) via AllAfrica.com. ... Initiatives To End The Violence In Northern Uganda". C-r.org/Accord/Uganda. Retrieved 2 March 2015. McLaughlin, Abraham (13 ... In 1993, she was named Uganda's Woman of the Year for her efforts to end the violence. Despite meeting with Kony, the talks ... From May 2011 until June 2014, she was the State Minister for Water Resources in the Uganda Cabinet. She was appointed to that ...

*James Mutende

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*Northern Region, Uganda

"Uganda: Administrative units (source: Uganda Bureau of Statistics)". GeoHive. Retrieved 18 June 2013. "Uganda: Administrative ... The Northern region is one of four regions in the country of Uganda. As of Uganda's 2014 census, the region's population was ... As of 2010, the Northern Region had 30 districts: Google Map of the Northern Region of Uganda " ...

*Soroti Hospital

Uganda Has Thirteen Regional Referral Hospitals D.Kaye, MBChB, MMed (Obs/Gyn), . (10 October 2000). "Quality of Midwifery Care ... Hospitals in Uganda Soroti University Soroti Medical School "Road Distance Between Kampala And Soroti With Map". Globefeed.com ... It is one of the 13 Regional Referral Hospitals in Uganda. The hospital is designated as one of the 15 Internship Hospitals in ... in Eastern Uganda. It is the referral hospital for the districts of Amuria, Bukedea, Kaberamaido, Katakwi, Kumi, Ngora, Serere ...

*Kalungu, Uganda

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*Daudi Migereko

Uganda Parliament (2011). "Profile of Migereko Daudi, MP For Butembe County, Jinja District". Parliament of Uganda. Retrieved 7 ... Government of Uganda Photo of Daudi Migereko In 2012 Mukasa, Henry (28 May 2011). "Museveni Names New Cabinet". New Vision ( ... Daudi Migereko is the minister of lands, housing and urban development in the cabinet of Uganda. He was appointed to that ... From 16 February 2009 until 27 May 2011, he served as the government's chief whip in the parliament of Uganda. Before that, he ...

*Central Region, Uganda

"Uganda: Administrative units (source: Uganda Bureau of Statistics)". GeoHive. Retrieved 18 June 2013. "Uganda: Administrative ... The Central region is one of four regions in the country of Uganda. As of Uganda's 2014 census, the region's population was ... As of 2010, the Central region contains 24 districts: Google Map of the Central Region of Uganda " ... one of the ancient African monarchies that are constitutionally recognised in Uganda. ...

*Opportunity Uganda Limited

In July 1999, Faulu Uganda incorporated as a limited liability company in Uganda, becoming Faulu Uganda Limited. Under that ... Mityana Banking in Uganda List of banks in Uganda Faulu Kenya TMO (31 December 2015). "MFI Report: Opportunity Uganda Data As ... Opportunity Bank Uganda (OBUL). Retrieved 9 August 2016. Busuulwa, Bernard (11 October 2016). "Uganda: Mybucks Enters Uganda ... Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited (OBUL), is a credit institution (Tier II Financial Institution) in Uganda. In November 2011, ...

*Human genetic resistance to malaria

In the Baamba population living in the Semliki Forest region in Western Uganda the sickle-cell heterozygote (AS) frequency is ... Frequencies of sickle-cell heterozygotes were 20-40% in malarious areas of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Later studies by many ...

*List of law firms in Uganda

This is a list of the more notable law firms operating in Uganda. It includes firms based in Uganda alone, and international ... The Lawyer (Online) (Jun 23, 2014) "The Legal 500: Uganda". "Uganda". Retrieved 2015-02-09. Mark Muhumuza (November 14, 2013 ... Uganda) Sebalu & Lule International law firms that have had offices in Uganda include: Bowman Gilfillan Dentons DLA Piper Law ... Laws of Uganda Law Council Law Firms, Lawyers in Uganda by City Legal market overview. ...

*Uganda People's Democratic Army

The Uganda People's Democratic Army (UPDA) was a rebel group operating in northern Uganda from March 1986 to June 1988. In ... In the same month, former government Uganda National Liberation Army soldiers from Acholiland who had sought sanctuary in ... southern Sudan formed the rebel Uganda People's Democratic Army to force the NRA out of the North and regain the Acholi's ...

*Aronda Nyakairima

... (7 July 1959 - 12 September 2015) was a Ugandan army officer who served in the cabinet of Uganda as minister ... Previously, he served as the chief of defence forces in the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) from 2003 to 2013. Nyakairima ... Uganda. Retrieved 16 September 2015. Newvision, Archive (26 October 2005). "Aronda Nyakairima's star illuminates UPDF path". ... "Aronda Nyakairima's Page At Parliament.co.ug". Parliament of Uganda. 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2014. Raymond Baguma, And Agencies ...

*List of Speakers of the Parliament of Uganda

... This is an incomplete list of Speakers of the Parliament of Uganda: Uganda: A ... Uganda Parliament Chamber: Parliament. Elections held in 2001 [2] IPU PARLINE database: UGANDA Speakers of Uganda's Parliament ... Modern History Vice Chairman Al-Haji Moses Kigongo chaired most of NRC's meetings Background Notes: Uganda Wapakhabulo served ...

*Richard Todwong

Cabinet of Uganda Parliament of Uganda Makuma, Rukiya (15 August 2012). "Uganda: Museveni Reshuffles Cabinet". The Independent ... Todwong worked as a Revenue Officer at the Uganda Revenue Authority, the Uganda government body responsible for tax collection ... In 2011, he entered elected politics by contesting for the Nwoya County Constituency in the Parliament of Uganda. He ran on the ... Uganda Parliament, . (2011). "Profile of Richard Todwong". Parliament.go.ug. Retrieved 5 October 2014. Reviews, and Profiles ( ...

*Rakai

Globefeed.com (25 October 2016). "Distance between Rakai Town, Central Region, Uganda and Kyotera, Central Region, Uganda". ... Globefeed.com (25 October 2016). "Distance between Rakai town, Central Region, Uganda and Big Mama's Restaurant, Uganda". ... Globefeed.com (25 October 2016). "Distance between Masaka, Central Region, Uganda and Rakai Town, Central Region, Uganda". ... Globefeed.com (25 October 2016). "Distance between Rakai Town, Central Region, Uganda and Kampala, Central Region, Uganda". ...

*Uganda People's Army

The Uganda People's Army (UPA) was a rebel group recruited primarily from the Iteso people of Uganda that was active between ... "Death in Mukura wagon" by Obalell Omoding , Uganda Review, 15 July 2004 Robert Gersony, "The Anguish of Northern Uganda: ... The UPA was composed mostly of former soldiers in the special forces of the Uganda National Liberation Army and opposed the ... the paramilitary arm of the Uganda Police Force. Following the fall of Kampala to the NRA in January 1986, defeated UNLA ...

*Ernest Kiiza

Cabinet of Uganda Parliament of Uganda Masindi District Government of Uganda Butagira, Tabu (15 August 2012). "Museveni ... Parliament of Uganda (POU). Retrieved 4 March 2015. Website of the Parliament of Uganda. ... Uganda State House, . (1 March 2015). "Full Cabinet List As At 1 March 2015" (PDF). Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 4 March ...

*Lira, Uganda

Uganda portal Lango people UBOS (27 August 2014). "The Population of The Regions of the Republic of Uganda And All Cities And ... In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 105,100. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year ... Lira is served by a railway station of the Uganda Railways network. The town is also served by a public civilian airport, Lira ... Lira is a city in the Northern Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative, and commercial centre of Lira ...

*Circumcision and HIV

Three randomized controlled trials took place in South Africa, Kenya and Uganda. Southern and eastern Africa has the highest ... February 2007). "Male circumcision for HIV prevention in men in Rakai, Uganda: a randomised trial". Lancet (Randomized ... Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The UNAIDS/WHO/SACEMA Expert Group on Modelling the Impact and Cost of Male Circumcision ...

*Mutukula, Uganda

Mutukula is a town in the Central Region of Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community. It sits adjacent ... "Tanzania/Uganda: Border Town Water Project Kicks Off". United Nations Human Settlements Programme. Retrieved 17 January 2015. ... In 2017, the border crossing between Mutukula, Uganda and Mutukula, Tanzania was converted into a one-stop-border-post (OSBP), ... Mutukula is located in extreme southern Rakai District at the international border between Uganda and Tanzania. The town is ...

*2008-09 Uganda Super League

... the top-level football league of Uganda. The 2008-09 Uganda Super League was contested by 18 teams and was won by Uganda ... League321.com Uganda Super League 2008/09 - FootballScores Uganda Super League 2008/09 - Futaa Uganda Super League 2009/10 - ... "Uganda 2008/09 - RSSSF (Hans Schöggl and Ian King )". RSSSF Archive. October 2008. Retrieved 2014-01-04. "The Legends: Uganda ... Uganda - List of Champions - RSSSF (Hans Schöggl) Ugandan Football League Tables - ...

*Benon Biraaro

In 2016, he ran (unsuccessfully[citation needed]) for President of Uganda on behalf of his Farmers Party of Uganda. Benon ... The Independent Staff (21 June 2010). "General Biraaro's Bees To Lift Uganda Out of Poverty". The Independent (Uganda). ... Next, he served as the commandant for two in-takes at the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College at Kimaka in the Eastern ... Sometimes his last name is written as "Biraro". He is a former high-ranking commander in the Uganda People's Defence Force ( ...

*Circumcision

Trials took place in South Africa, Kenya and Uganda. All three trials were stopped early by their monitoring boards on ethical ... The procedure is also practiced by some cultural groups or individual family lines in the Sudan, Zaire, Uganda and in southern ... 2.7 in Uganda and 3.2 in Swaziland). The number of new cases is also high in certain South American countries such as Paraguay ... and Uganda, with cost savings estimated in the billions of US dollars over 20 years. Hankins et al. (2011) estimated that a $ ...

*Yenga, Uganda

Yenga is an Amba village in western Uganda, Bundibugyo District, on the border with the Congo. It lies in the rift valley ... Yenga, with its Amba populace, was unwillingly made part of the Toro Kingdom when the British established the Uganda ... Uganda Online. 31 March 2008. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2009. "Mumbere crowned Rwenzururu ...
Background: Ugandas Ministry of Health registered a 12% increase in new Tuberculosis (TB) cases between 2001 and 2005. Of these, 20% were from Kampala district and most from Mulago national referral hospital where the largest and the oldest medical school is found. Medical students are likely to have an increased exposure to TB infection due to their training in hospitals compared to other university students. The study compared the prevalence of TB infection and associated factors among undergraduate medical and veterinary students in Makerere University, Uganda. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study with 232 medical and 250 veterinary undergraduate students. Socio-demographic and past medical history data was collected using questionnaires. A tuberculin skin test was performed on the volar aspect of the left forearm. An induration ≥10 mm in diameter after 48-72 hrs was considered positive. Logistic regression was used to determine association of independent variables with TB infection. ...
Download. 03/16/2017. Global surgery is gaining traction and trauma is a leading cause of mortality in Uganda. Dr. Kevin Pei had the privilege of teaching an operative trauma and resuscitation course at Makerere University and Mulago Hospital in Kampala Uganda. In this traumacast, Dr. Pei discusses the role of global health surgery with Dr. Jackie, a senior trauma surgeon at the Mulago Hospital. Dr. Jackie discusses challenges and triumphs and how we can facilitate bilateral clinical exchange.. ...
Uganda has a strong research base and good experience of collaborative research having participated in more than 41 projects and securing over € 7.7 million in research funding under FP7. Up to May 2017, Ugandan organisations are involved in 14 projects with research funding of €4.6 million across a range of thematic areas:. - INFRA, H2020-INFRASUPP-2014-2 - B3Africa (CSA - Coordination & support action) - Makerere University. - HEALTH, H2020-HCO-2015 - FRESH AIR (RIA - Research and Innovation action) - Makerere University. - FOOD, H2020-SFS-2014-1 - PROIntensAfrica (CSA - Coordination & support action) - African forum for Agricultural Advisory Services & The Registered Trustees of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa) - FOOD, H2020-SFS-2014-2 - PROTEIN2FOOD (RIA - Research and Innovation action) - Makerere University. - HEALTH, H2020-HCO-2014 - SMART2D (RIA - Research and Innovation action) - Makerere University. - ...
In this study, we found the prevalence of multidrug resistant P. aeruginosa and A. baumannii at Mulago Hospital to be high but comparable to rates reported by Pitout et al. in Kenya [11], Lee et al. in Korea [13] and Gu et al. in China [14]. Additionally, the rates in the current study are lower than those reported by Uma Karthika et al. in India [15]. This could reflect challenges in embracing antibiotic stewardship programmes, or the differences in the amounts of antibiotics consumed in each setting where those studies were conducted [16]. Importantly, in Uganda like many other low-income countries, antibiotics are readily available over the counter in community pharmacies [9, 17] and this portends high rates of antimicrobial resistance in low-income countries.. Furthermore, carbapenem resistance prevalence in this study remains low in isolates from patients in accordance with recent findings at Mulago [8, 10, 18], and significantly lower than rates from Latin America [19]. Yet, carbapenem ...
Background: A wide clinical spectrum of kidney diseases affects patients with HIV. Studies employing varying criteria for diagnosis of kidney disease have reported a variable prevalence of these diseases in patients with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and suggest that a broader spectrum of histological lesions in HIV-associated kidney disease exists in African populations. It is often difficult to distinguish HIVAN from non HIVAN renal lesions on clinical grounds alone therefore renal sonography and renal biopsy are essential in the diagnosis of HIVAN. Objective: To describe the clinical presentation, renal sonographic and histological features of HIV seropositive patients with proteinuria in Mulago hospital. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out between June 2008 to January 2009 at Mulago Hospital renal clinic, ISS and CDC clinics. A total of 51 eligible patients were enrolled consecutively in to the study. Presence of significant proteinuria, defined as presence of 100mg of ...
Co morbid depression among people with Type II diabetes is twice as prevalent as in the general population. Moreover, there is scanty literature on depression among people with Type II diabetes in the context of Uganda. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of depression and the association of depression, age, gender and marital status on levels of glycosated hemoglobin (HbA1c) among people with Type II diabetes at Mulago National Referral Hospital (MNRH), Uganda. The study was a quantitative, cross-sectional study design which recruited 254 respondents. A subset of 70 respondents was used to measure levels of glycosated hemoglobin. The results showed a prevalence of depression of 7.9% among the diabetic subjects. The results showed no statistically significant difference in levels of glycosated hemoglobin (HbA1c) between the group with depression and the group without depression. There was no statistically significant relationship between glycosated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and the ...
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The implementation and utilization of programmes for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in most low income countries has been described as sub-optimal. As planners and service providers, the views of health workers are important in generating priorities to improve the effectiveness of the PMTCT programme in Uganda. We explored the lessons learnt by health workers involved in the provision of PMTCT services in eastern Uganda to better understand what more needs to be done to strengthen the PMTCT programme. A qualitative study was conducted at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO) Mbale and at eight neighbouring health centres in eastern Uganda, between January and May 2010. Data were collected through 24 individual interviews with the health workers involved in the PMTCT programme and four key informants (2 district officials and 2 officials from TASO). Data were analyzed using the content thematic approach. Study themes and sub-themes were
The 1975 Uganda National League was the eighth season of the Ugandan football championship, the top-level football league of Uganda. The 1975 Uganda National League was contested by 10 teams and was won by Express FC. The top goalscorer in the 1975 season was Chris Ddungu of Kampala City Council FC with 12 goals. "Uganda - Various Data 1960-1991 - RSSSF (Hans Schöggl)". RSSSF Archive. 2002-13. Retrieved 2014-10-01. "The Legends: Uganda Super League top scorers since league inception". Kawowo.com. 2012-04-16. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2014-10-01. Uganda - List of Champions - RSSSF (Hans Schöggl) Ugandan Football League Tables - League321. ...
Malaria Research and Treatment is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies related to all aspects of malaria.
Uganda hosts many refugees who have been in the country for more than 20 years, and in some cases in excess of 40 years. Refugee Law Project estimates that they number in the thousands, and are of primarily Sudanese, Congolese and Rwandese origin. Some have spent their entire lives here, raised families here, and consider Uganda their home. However, up until now they have not been provided with the opportunity to legally become Ugandan. This briefing paper will explain how the law provides refugees with the opportunity to become citizens. Unfortunately, while the law is clear, the reality is that the government has not yet implemented the necessary procedures ...
The College of Health Sciences is located on Mulago Hill, Mulago, 3 Km from the Kampala City, as is Mulago Hospital. Contact us at the following address:. Office of the Principal ...
The College of Health Sciences is located on Mulago Hill, Mulago, 3 Km from the Kampala City, as is Mulago Hospital. Contact us at the following address:. Office of the Principal ...
The 2008-09 Ugandan Super League was the 42nd season of the official Ugandan football championship, the top-level football league of Uganda. The 2008-09 Uganda Super League was contested by 18 teams and was won by Uganda Revenue Authority SC, while Mbarara United FC, Bugerere FC, Youfra FC, Sharing FC and Kakira FC were relegated. The top goalscorer in the 2008-09 season was Peter Ssenyonjo of Police FC with 22 goals. "Uganda 2008/09 - RSSSF (Hans Schöggl and Ian King )". RSSSF Archive. October 2008. Retrieved 2014-01-04. "The Legends: Uganda Super League top scorers since league inception". Kawowo.com. 2012-04-16. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2014-01-25. Uganda - List of Champions - RSSSF (Hans Schöggl) Ugandan Football League Tables - League321.com Uganda Super League 2008/09 - FootballScores Uganda Super League 2008/09 - Futaa Uganda Super League 2009/10 - ...
INTRODUCTION: Delay in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is common in many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Timely diagnosis of active tuberculosis is crucial in minimizing morbidity and mortality in the community as well as nosocomial transmission in health care facilities. This study aimed at determining factors associated with health service delay in the diagnosis and initiation of treatment among new PTB patients presenting to the National Referral Hospital-Mulago. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study among eligible new PTB patients presenting at the National referral TB treatment center Mulago hospital, between March to May 2009. The patients were consecutively recruited and interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire to assess socio- demographic and health service factors. Multivariate logistic regression using odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals was done. RESULTS: Two hundred and sixty six newly diagnosed PTB patients were enrolled, of which 65.4% experienced health
There will be 75 doctorates awarded at Makerere Universitys 67th graduation ceremony. They are 10 more than last year, and will be part of 14,895 graduands (14,318 in 2016) to be awarded degrees and diplomas at the four-day ceremony at Freedom Square.
The Uganda Society is the oldest and most prominent cultural organization. The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology was established in 1990 to promote interest, education, and research in various branches of science. There is a National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and an employers federation. The cooperative movement is extensive. The Uganda Manufacturers Association sponsors an annual international trade fair in Kampala held in early October. There are a number of womens rights groups, including the Committee for the Advancement of Women of the Bahais of Uganda, the National Association of Women Organizations of Uganda, the Uganda Association of University Women, and the multinational African Womens Leadership Institute. National youth organizations include Boys Brigade of Uganda, the Uganda Scouts Association, Uganda Girl Guides, and YMCA/YWCA. The National Council of Sports is active in promoting amateur athletics programs. ...
Health workers at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital have expressed concern over the high mortality rate, with about 40 mothers reported to have died at the facility since January, According to the assistant in charge of maternity ward, Ms Nusura Naziwa, their assessment established that mothers lack antenatal care and they come to the facility when it is too late. "Most of the pregnant mothers come to the hospital when in a very critical condition. Some come when they have severe malaria and we try our best to save their lives and that of their babies but in most cases, it is too late. The health worker attributed the problem to poverty. She added that when the condition is very bad, we refer mothers to Mulago National Referral Hospital but most fail to go, saying they have no money to take care of themselves while at Mulago and end up dying here. The principal hospital administrator, Ms Grace Rubaale, said they have worked tirelessly to reduce mortality rate but mothers from the remote ...
Discussion Prevalence and morphological types of anaemia We demonstrated a high prevalence of anaemia (64.6%) among patients admitted to the emergency medical ward at Mulago Hospital, comparable to the 64.4% in a study among postnatal mothers in Tororo district, Uganda.6 This could be explained by the fact that both studies were carried out in clinical settings. However, the prevalence rate in this study is much higher than that reported in the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS), where 28.4% of men and 41% of women were anaemic.20 The UDHS was population based, which may explain the lower levels of anaemia compared with our study, in which patients were ill.. Similarly, the prevalence rate in our study was higher than in population-based studies in Kenya and Tanzania. In Tanzania18 the prevalence of anaemia among people aged 15 - 65 years was 43.4%, while in Kenya14 the prevalence was 22% among adolescents and adults aged 16 years and over.. Generally the prevalence of anaemia was ...
HIV /AIDS is a major public health problem in Uganda. The prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/ AIDS (PMTCT) was launched in Uganda in November 2001 and in Mbale Hospital in May 2002. Currently, PMTCT services have been integrated into mainstream antenatal care services throughout the country.. Though engaging men as partners is a critical component in the PMTCT programme, their involvement has been low. Measures to increase male partner involvement in the PMTCT programmes have not been explored in Uganda.. Objectives: To determine the effect of a written invitation letter to the spouses of women, attending their first antenatal visit on: (a) couple attendance at subsequent antenatal clinic visits; and (b) couple acceptance of HIV testing.. Study site: The study will be carried out at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital in eastern Uganda. Study design: A randomised clinical trial among 1060 (530 intervention and 530 control) new antenatal attendees. The intervention will be a written ...
Introduction/ background: Anaemia is a commonly encountered haematological complication of HIV infection that has a significant impact on quality of life and clinical outcome. It is estimated that up to 90% of children develop anaemia during HIV infection. Anaemia has been found to be a significant predictor of progression to AIDS and moderate to severe anaemia is associated with an increased risk of death. In Uganda no study has been done to determine the prevalence and identify the factors associated with moderate to severe anaemia among children aged 6 months to 12 years. Objective: To determine the prevalence and describe the factors associated with moderate to severe anaemia in HIV infected children. Study design: Cross sectional study Setting: Paediatric wards of Mulago hospital Participants: Two hundred and fifteen HIV infected children aged 6 months to 12 years who were admitted on the paediatric wards from October 2006 to February 2007. Measurements: The basic social demographic ...
Early Results of Early Hip Spica Casting and Skin Traction in the Treatment of Paediatric Femoral Diaphyseal Fractures in Mulago Hospital. A Randomized Clinical ...
The researchers concern was on the factors affecting teacher turnover in private secondary schools in Wakiso district. The study particularly sought to establish how employer, employee and external related factors affect teacher turnover. The study was prompted by the overwhelming teacher attrition in most private secondary schools in Uganda. Private secondary schools have higher teacher turnover than government schools but ironically, the former constitute the biggest percentage of secondary schools in Uganda. In fact, half of private secondary schools staff leave within the first five years and this obviously has negative consequences on students performance. This study therefore investigated the factors responsible for this revolving door also called teacher turnover in private secondary schools in Wakiso District. The study was conducted using the descriptive research design where a cross-sectional survey was used because the population to be studied was too big and this study design ...
In 2004, a group of UNC physicians established the Amal Murarka International Pediatric Health Foundation in memory of their colleague, Dr. Amal Murarka, who died unexpectedly in 2003. The foundation sent a medical team to Kampala to establish the countrys first pediatric intensive care unit at Mulago Hospital, Makerere University, where Dr. Murarka had previously conducted research. Subsequent work in 2007 and 2008 focused on pediatric cardiac surgery. The foundation not only built a cardiac ICU, but also performed a total of 21 life-saving pediatric cardiac surgeries.. In 2008 the foundation partnered with the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases to establish UNC Project-Uganda ...
In 2004, a group of UNC physicians established the Amal Murarka International Pediatric Health Foundation in memory of their colleague, Dr. Amal Murarka, who died unexpectedly in 2003. The foundation sent a medical team to Kampala to establish the countrys first pediatric intensive care unit at Mulago Hospital, Makerere University, where Dr. Murarka had previously conducted research. Subsequent work in 2007 and 2008 focused on pediatric cardiac surgery. The foundation not only built a cardiac ICU, but also performed a total of 21 life-saving pediatric cardiac surgeries.. In 2008 the foundation partnered with the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases to establish UNC Project-Uganda ...
In the latest episode of Contagious Thinking, join CVR PhD student Jack Hirst and postdoc Connor Bamford as they chat with Dr Charles Masembe (follow him on Twitter:@cmasembe10) about his work on some of Africas most important animal viruses.. Charles works currently on a virus called African swine fever virus (ASFV), which causes a deadly disease in domestic pigs that can cause great economic and political turmoil in affected regions. ASFV is a fascinating large DNA virus that is spread by wild pigs and the ticks that feed on them. The virus can move between the wild pigs and farmed domestic pigs. Understanding this movement is a major focus of Charles work.. Charles is a veterinarian and molecular epidemiologist by training and is an associate professor at the College of Natural Sciences at Makerere University in Uganda. He is working in a collaboration with scientists at the CVR to sequence ASFV samples from pigs across Uganda. His work is funded by a recently awarded Wellcome Trust ...
Uganda Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. Caution only a portion of the Uganda video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/uganda/ Ugandas Atrocious War __ The gruesome atrocities of the LRA are designed to instil fear in the civilians, but it is the frequency of the rebel attacks that is causing most alarm. Some photos and information may be unsettling for the younger student. They should be unsettling for anybody. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/2982818.stm. Visit Uganda - Your Online Guide to Tourism in Uganda __ All you need to know to plan a trip to Uganda. - illustrated - From Uganda Tourism Board - http://www.visituganda.com/ ...
Principles and practices of organizational management within the context of enhancing performance of agricultural organizations. Specifically the course covers: the concepts of organizational administration, management and leadership; planning in organizations; problem solving and decision making in organizations; time management; staffing in organizations; staff performance appraisals; supervision and motivation; communication in organizations; team building for organizational performance; and budgeting and financial management.
This pilot cross-sectional survey of aflatoxin exposure among adults and children living in rural Uganda was conducted within the context of an existing population-based cohort study - the GPC. It was originally established in 1989, by the UK Medical Research Council and the Uganda Virus Research Institute, in Kalungu District, south-western Uganda, to examine prevalence, incidence, risk factors, and trends of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus in a rural African population (Nunn et al. 1994). More recently, research activity has broadened to include the epidemiology and genetics of other communicable and of non-communicable diseases, including cancer, cardio-vascular disease and diabetes (Asiki et al. 2013).. In brief, the GPC is a community-based open cohort study of residents of neighbouring villages within one half of a subcounty, lying about 40 km from the shores of Lake Victoria. The population is scattered across the countryside in villages defined by administrative ...
We will conduct a stratified randomized trial of 410 HIV-negative pregnant Ugandan women enrolled individually and 410 HIV-negative pregnant women enrolled with their male partners in Mulago Hospital, Kampala and St Joseph Hospital, Kitgum, Northern Uganda. In each site, 205 women enrolled individually and 205 couples will be randomized to be either retested and counseled for HIV in late pregnancy only (,36 weeks) as per the WHO/Ministry of Health (MOH) recommendation, or to receive ERHTEC throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding.. Individual women and couples randomized to the intervention arm will receive the ERHTEC intervention at 3, 6, 12, and 18 months postpartum. Follow-up will end at 24 months postpartum or 6 weeks after the end of breastfeeding, whichever occurs first. ...
The Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization (UNEPI) is a national program that mainly targets infants and women of childbearing age. Immunization is among the most successful and cost effective public health interventions in preventing a child from dying before celebrating his or her first birthday. It is a priority intervention within Ugandas minimum health care package, which directly contributes to the Ministry of Health vision and goal. The program offers the following services;. 1.Routine Immunization services which are provided through static (health facilities), outreaches services (strategic community based monthly post).. 2.Supplemental Immunization Activities (SIAs) which are organized periodically to interrupt the transmission and spread of diseases like measles or polio eradication and MNT elimination.. 3.Accelerated routine immunization. 4.Surveillance and Outbreak response. VISION. To ensure that the Ugandan population is free of vaccine-preventable ...
Malaria control is seriously limited in Africa by the increasing resistance of parasites to available drugs. Important needs are the characterization of drug resistance and the assessment of the comparative efficacy of available drugs. These goals require skilled personnel and a complex infrastructure for research. This proposal describes a training program for Uganda that builds on a collaboration between UCSF and Makerere University that began in 1998, has engaged Ugandan and American trainees, and has established a productive center for clinical malaria research in Kampala. The principal goal of this project will be to train Ugandans in modern methods of clinical, epidemiological, and molecular research in Uganda. These are broad objectives, but they will be pursued in a focused manner, with all research activities directed toward the evaluation of anti-malarial drug efficacy and resistance in Kampala. For all activities, trainees will receive one-on-one mentoring from project faculty and ...
At Mulago Hospital, its hot outside, like a particularly humid August day back in the Midwest. Doctors and nurses make their rounds through the halls, checking on patients, making treatment adjustments, diagnosing diseases. Amy Tran, a dual Pharm.D., M.P.H. student from the University of Minnesota, takes notice of the differences in the resource-limited setting as she follows pharmacist Winnie Nambatya throughout her day at Mulago Hospital and its partner university, Makarere University. The limitations and differences dont discourage her, but rather inspire.
PEARSON, Amber L et al. Utility of EC 3M™ Petrifilm™ and sanitary surveys for source water assessment in Nyabushozi County, south-western Uganda. Water SA [online]. 2008, vol.34, n.2, pp.279-284. ISSN 1816-7950.. The majority of people in developing nations rely on untreated or minimally treated surface and shallow groundwater sources which are prone to faecal contamination. This study evaluated the utility of EC 3M™ Petrifilm™ and sanitary inspection forms (SIFs) as tools to assess 47 water sources and identify hazards of contamination in two rural Ugandan villages (90% were surface sources). Water samples were cultured on EC 3M™ Petrifilm™, which are intended for the enumeration of E. coli and total coliforms following 24 h incubation at 37°C. Isolated bacteria were cultured on MacConkey agar and identified using standard biochemical tests, while selected isolates were verified by sequencing 16S rRNA genes. From 105 Petrifilms, 110 presumptive E. coli were isolated and identified ...
Health Transit Rev. 1995;5 Suppl:1-26. Social context of HIV infection in Uganda. Adeokun LA, Twa-Twa J, Ssekiboobo A, Nalwadda R. Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. ABSTRACT Some of the important policy and research implications of accumulating HIV/AIDS data are being ignored because of the attraction of social science research focused on the multiple sexual…
On Friday 7 April, I was invited to give two guest lectures at the law faculty of Makerere University, Kampala. This was a real honour - the faculty is widely seen as one of the best in Africa and the university has an illustrious list of alumni, including heads of state past and present such as Julius Nyerere and Joseph Kabila, the current archbishop of York, John Sentamu and numerous leading East African jurists and lawyers.. I was asked to give a practitioners perspective on two areas of the law in which I specialise: international arbitration and business and human rights. As Ugandas oil industry moves into the production phase and plans are laid for the construction of a $4 billion oil refinery in Hoima and a 1400km pipeline connecting the oil fields with the Indian Ocean, these areas of the law are a hot topic in Uganda. The future lawyers, businesspeople and politicians in the audience who stand to inherit this exciting opportunity were keen to understand the role that international ...
Occurrence of anti-D alloantibodies among pregnant women in Kasese District, Western Uganda Yona Mbalibulha,1 Enoch Muwanguzi,1 Godfrey R Mugyenyi,2 Bernard Natukunda1 1Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda Objectives: This study was undertaken to determine the distribution of ABO/RhD (rhesus D antigen) blood phenotypes, prevalence of anti-D alloantibodies, and the risk factors for alloimmunization among pregnant women in Kasese District, Western Uganda. Materials and methods: Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid-containing plasma samples and serum samples were taken from pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic. The blood groups were identified using the microplate grouping method, while the presence of anti-D alloantibodies was detected by the indirect antiglobulin test (IAT). Data were also collected from the pregnant women on the risk factors associated with anti-D
Dr. Mutyaba has had multiple training opportunities with Fred Hutch Global Oncology. First, he was an HIV-Associated Malignancy fellow between 2009-2010, where he took graduate classes at the University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health and participated in clinical rotations at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Mutyaba conducted research to understand the relationship between the use of antiretroviral therapy and cancer incidence in Uganda. After returning to Uganda, he became Global Oncologys Burkitt Lymphoma Project Study Coordinator and matriculated the Master of Medicine program at Makerere University (expected award date of January 2016). In March 2011, he became Global Oncologys first Ugandan fellow to receive independent funding through a two-year startup catalytic grant, "Beginning Investigator Grant for Catalytic Research" (BIG Cat), from the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) and National Cancer Institute. He presented his research ...
Background: Carbapenemases have increasingly been reported in Enterobacteriaceae worldwide.Chromosomal and plasmid mediated resistance in Enterobateriaceae, renders them the most variable of all bacteria in susceptibility to antimicrobial agents. Most of carbapenemases are plasmid encoded hence this allows them to easily spread from onebateria to another. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae cause a high mortality as they kill up to 50% of patients who acquire bloodstream infections from them and yet their prevalence in Uganda is not known. This study determined the prevalence of carbapenemases and carbapenemase encoding genes among clinical isolates. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study with a total of 196 clinical isolatesobtained from department of medical microbiology clinical laboratory, Makerere University. The isolates included;41.8%E.coli, 39.8% K. pneumoniae, 5.6% Enterobacterspp, 4.1% Citrobacterfreundii, 3.1% Proteus mirabilis, 2.0% Klebsiellaoxytoca, 1.5% Proteus vulgaris, ...
Sreymom Ken is currentky working in Infectious Disease Institute, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda .Publications involved are HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors Resis..
Lydia is an expert physician and teacher who has led world-class education and training programmes at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) of Makerere University and Hospice Africa Uganda. She is a Ugandan Member of the Academic Alliance for Care and Prevention of HIV in Africa. She holds a Medical degree, a Bachelors degree in Physiological Sciences, and a Masters degree from Oxford University; is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and holds an AoEC Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching with Distinction in presentation of her Coaching Model. Lydia is a certified user of Hogan Lead and LVI psychometric assessments ...
It only costs $1,500 per term to fund tuition, housing and associated fees for one of our kids at Makerere University (one of Africas top ten schools)!. There are three terms each year, for a total of $4,500 per year.. Can you help? We will name the scholarship after you or whomever you wish, creating an important legacy through the transformational power of higher education for our dear kids.. And its as easy as clicking here.. Thank you for your consideration.. ...
Introduction: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease, which is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with CKD. Local data about cardiovascular risk factors among CKD patients is generally scanty. Objective: To determine the prevalence of the common cardio-vascular risk factors among patients with CKD attending the nephrology out-patient clinic in Mulago national referral hospital in Uganda. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study in which 217 patients with a mean age of 43 years were recruited over a period of nine months. Data on demographic characteristics, risk factors for cardiovascular disease, complete blood count, renal function tests/electrolytes, and lipid profiles were collected using a standardised questionnaire. Results: One hundred and eleven (51.2%) of the participants were male. Hypertension was reported in 90% of participants while cigarette smoking was present in 11.5%. Twenty-two participants (10.2%) were obese
When little Anisha was born, her mother, Sarah Mushobya, was delighted to have a baby girl. Anisha fed and grew well but when she turned ten months, the little girl begun falling sick. Because she was expecting her third child, Sarah was advised by friends to stop breastfeeding Hanisha, which she did.. Instead Anisha worsened and despite several visits to various health centres, the little girl didnt get better. Health workers advised Sarah to take her little girl to Mwanamugimu Nutrition Unit (MNU). Sarah still recalls the day she arrived at the Unit with her child so ill, swollen and with yellow hair. Anisha was diagnosed with severe malnutrition!. "When I arrived here, my child was very sick with excessive vomiting and diarhoea, no appetite and I thought she was going to die. I had no hope," she narrates.. Derived from a local proverb, Mwanamugimu means a healthy child. Mwanamugimu Nutrition Unit located at Mulago National Referral Hospital, is a rehabilitation unit that takes care of ...
The Department of Anesthesia at McMaster University is committed to fostering and supporting international educational partnerships with other departments of anesthesia. By building capacity through collaborations in education, research and clinical service, we work towards the aim of safe and compassionate quality anesthesia care for all people.. Under the leadership of Dr. Alezandre Dauphin, McMaster University has collaborated with the University of Haiti and the Ministry of Health in Haiti to assist in clinical and educational programs. Since 1996, we have supported 3-6 month residency training of Haitian anesthesia residents.. Since 2000, we have also established a flourishing resident exchange program with Makerere University and Mbarara University of Uganda. Dr. Stephen Ttendo, a former beneficiary of this training program and present Chief of the Department of Anesthesia in Mbarara University has had an affiliate assistant professor status with our department for the last 4 years. ...
A second training workshop on clinical trials on herbal medicines will be hosted by the University of Makerere in Kampala, Uganda, from 7th to 13th February 2013, as part of the MUTHI project.. There are 15 places for African researchers. This workshop will be run jointly by facilitators from the University of Oxford, Makerere University, University of the Western Cape, and University of Lausanne. It is intended for African researchers who are involved in, or planning to become involved in, clinical research and development of traditional herbal medicines. It will cover the basics of setting the research question, designing a protocol, conducting a study, analysis and reporting. The full programme is available on the MUTHI website.. ...
Oct 15, 2012 Uganda "has overcome a violent past, but hope is daily threatened by a force more deadly than any warlord or civil unrest": the mosquito, Ugandan Health Minister Christine Ondoa writes in a GlobalPost opinion piece. According to the WHO, "Uganda has the highest incidence of malaria in the world," and the disease is endemic in more than 95 percent of the country, she notes. Malaria "deeply affect[s]" Ugandas economy, Ondoa says, noting Ugandans spend 25 percent of their incomes to treat and prevent the disease; children miss "countless school days," and the disease renders some developmentally impaired after becoming infected. "As a result of these tremendous losses, African economists estimate that, if unchecked, malarias toll on Ugandas annual GDP will rise over the next five years to as much as $3.2 billion," she states.. Like the recent outbreak of Ebola, "[m]alarias unbearable toll on Uganda should be considered a national emergency, and its eradication should be an effort ...
Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is the current president of Uganda.. The President is both the head of state and head of government of the Republic of Uganda, and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni became President of the Republic of Uganda on January 29, 1986 after leading a successful five-year liberation struggle. He went to the bush with 26 other young men and organized the National Resistance Movement and National Resistance Army (NRM/NRA) to oppose the tyranny that previous regimes had unleashed upon the population.. After victory, he formed a broad-based government that helped to unite the countrys political groups. Previous to the struggle of 1981-1986, Museveni had been one of the leaders in the anti-Amin resistance of 1971-1979 that had led to the fall of that monstrous regime.. Museveni, who has been politically active since his student days at Ntare School, Mbarara, in south west Uganda, studied political science at the University of Dar es Salaam, ...
Uganda enjoys a unique location at the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa within the East African region and lies astride the equator. The country is bordered by Sudan in the north, Kenya in the east, the United Republic of Tanzania in the south, Rwanda in the southwest and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west. This land linked position, gives the country a strategic commanding base to be a regional hub for trade and investment. Uganda enjoys pivotal trade partnerships that create a viable market for business.. A potential investor considering investing in Uganda, will find a well regulated highly liberalized economy in which all sectors are open for investment and there is a free movement of capital to and from the country. The 2013 Index of Economic Freedom ranked Uganda, the 8th freest economy out of the 46 Sub-Saharan Africa countries. The business operating environment allows the full repatriation of profits after the mandatory taxes have been paid, as well as 100% foreign ownership of ...
Background Although World Health Organization guidelines recommend clinical judgment and chest radiography for diagnosing tuberculosis in HIV-infected adults with unexplained cough and negative sputum smears for acid-fast bacilli, the diagnostic performance of this approach is unknown. Therefore, we sought to assess the accuracy of symptoms, physical signs, and radiographic findings for diagnosing tuberculosis in this population in a low-income country with a high incidence of tuberculosis. Methodology We performed a cross-sectional study enrolling consecutive HIV-infected inpatients with unexplained cough and negative sputum smears for acid-fast bacilli at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Trained medical officers prospectively collected data on standard symptoms and signs of systemic respiratory illness, and two radiologists interpreted chest radiographs in a standardized fashion. We calculated positive- and negative-likelihood ratios of these factors for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis (defined
The President of the Republic of Uganda His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has warned the public against encroaching on government land saying this jeopardizes its plans to develop the country.. President Museveni was officiating at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Regional Centre of Excellence for Paediatric Surgery in Lunyo, Entebbe, Wakiso district.. He hailed Emergency, Italian NGO, for choosing Uganda for the establishment of the state of the art facility that is going to serve Ugandans, the region and the wider continent.. The Regional Paediatric Hospital is estimated at 87,995,700,000/= and will give 100% free service to children with special care surgery needs.. For many years Uganda has been striving to improve on the health status of its population by proving better health services to its population through taking services nearer to people.. Speaking at the ground breaking event, The Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said that Government has constructed a number of health ...
Using a decision tree and data from multiple sources, we found that the average induced abortion in Uganda was associated with $177 in societal costs. This is over four times the per capita expenditure on health care in Uganda which is $44 [25]. Given the 362,000 incident induced abortions annually [15], this amounts to $64 million in annual spending on induced abortions which is 4% of the approximately $1.5 billion in annual national health expenditure in Uganda [2, 25]. The bulk of the societal costs (52%) were productivity costs and the remaining 48% were healthcare costs. The government, which is responsible for providing healthcare in Uganda, incurred only 17% of the total healthcare costs with the bulk of the total healthcare costs (83%) incurred by patients/families.. The annual abortion expenditure in Uganda is substantial and is a testament to the economic impact of abortion in countries where it is illegal (and likely to be unsafe), which has been previously described [51]. The ...
Dental arch dimensions are useful in dental practice and in forensic odontology. Local data is essential because ethnic differences exist in dental arch dimensions. In the Ugandan population no studies had been done on dental arch dimensions. The objective of the current study was to determine the variations in dental arch dimensions with age and gender in a sample of dental casts from the Ugandan population. This was a secondary analysis of dental casts previously prepared using mandibular and maxillary arch impressions of 220 children (85 boys and 135 girls) aged 12-17 years recruited from schools in Kampala, Uganda. Dental arch dimensions for the maxilla and mandibular casts were taken using a digital vernier calliper. The data was analysed using the means based independent samples t test to obtain the descriptive statistics with regression analysis being used to obtain the regression coefficients and constants using STATA 12. The overall maxillary dimensions were significantly smaller in females
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Hanifah Nanyonjo is a midwife at Mulago National Referral Hospital and has been working in the role for 15 years.. "We usually tell the mothers to resume sex after six weeks or longer," she says. "But you find some telling you that they resume after seven days, especially where they had normal deliveries.". Nnanyonjo adds that the delayed resumption of sex helps mothers to avoid unintended pregnancies but also gives time for them to recuperate, especially important if they lost a lot of blood. Where sex has been initiated early after delivery, she observes dangers associated with episiotomy (a surgical incision between the vagina and anus during labour, which is then stitched) including Sepsis, a life-threatening illness caused by the body overreacting to infection.. Magoba Lillian, a midwife and mother of one, says: "Women need ample rest before resuming sexual activity and the rest is crucial for recovery as they breastfeed and also care for the newly born baby. The rest also allows ample time ...
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Infections of the central nervous system (CNS) are severe conditions, leading to neurological sequelae or death. Knowledge of the causative agents is essential to develop guidelines for case management in resource-limited settings. Between August 2009 and October 2012, we conducted a prospective descriptive study of the aetiology of suspected CNS infections in children two months to 12 years old, with fever and at least one sign of CNS involvement in Mbarara Hospital, Uganda. Children were clinically evaluated on admission and discharge, and followed-up for 6 months for neurological sequelae. Pathogens were identified from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood using microbiological and molecular methods. We enrolled 459 children. Plasmodium falciparum (36.2%) and bacteria in CSF (13.3%) or blood (3.3%) were the most detected pathogens. Viruses were found in 27 (5.9%) children. No pathogen was isolated in 207 (45.1%) children. Patterns varied by age and HIV status. Eighty-three (18.1%) children ...
Paul Hatanga, Uganda Paul has been awarded a Tellus Conservation Leader Scholarship to pursue a Masters degree in Environmental Management with a specific focus on economic tools that can be applied to promote improved conservation in developing countries such as Uganda. Over the past ten years Paul has been working on or leading the implementation of sustainable financing options such as setting up a conservation trust fund, payment for ecosystem services, and Reduced Emission from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) aimed at incentivizing private land owners to conserve wildlife. This includes management of the "USAID/Uganda Biodiversity Trust Fund," a four-year project whose goal is to create and establish a conservation trust fund in Uganda. Earlier he worked on a USAID project to strengthen the collaborative forestry management arrangement between Ugandas National Forestry Authority and forest adjacent communities in southwestern Uganda. He also worked for the Chimpanzee Sanctuary ...
Set in Kampala, Gift Of Nature Lodge offers a restaurant and mountain views, 1.1 km from Makerere University Business School and an 18-minute walk from Shopping Mall. Free private parking is available on site. Units at the lodge are fitted with a kitchenette with a dining area, and a private bathroom with a free toiletries and bath. A fridge is also offered, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. A continental breakfast is served daily at the property. Guests can relax in the garden at the property. Ntinda Mosque is 1.9 km from Gift Of Nature Lodge . اقرأ المزيد ...
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In Uganda, many people rely on traditional healers and medicinal plants for their health needs including managing wounds. To date no studies have been published regarding the local Ugandan practice of the use of medicinal plants for wound healing. This study was undertaken to document Ugandan local knowledge of wound healing, the preparation, administration and identification of local medicinal plants. The mixed methods study comprised three phases: 1. A literature review of the existing literature on plants and wound healing employing systematic techniques. 2. Fieldwork where forty consenting traditional practitioners and local knowledge experts in South Western Uganda were interviewed about their knowledge of wound healing and participated in quantitative surveys regarding medicinal plant use. 3. The interviews and surveys yielded knowledge of wound healing and a list of plants used from which three were selected for relevant phytochemical assays in the laboratory work phase. The literature ...
UPIM was a research study conducted for 7 months in 2015 by Principal Investigators Dr. Joseph Ngonzi (MUST OB/GYN) and Dr. Lisa Bebell (MGH Infectious Diseases). The research team consisted of 10 research assistants and nurses who enrolled 4,231 participants to study the incidence, microbiology, and risk factors for postpartum pregnancy-related infection on the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital maternity ward. The project completed follow-up in December, 2016. To date, the UPIM work has been presented orally at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) conference, by posted at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). There is one published manuscript detailing the findings by Bebell et al. in PLOS ONE, and a second manuscript by Ngonzi et al. currently under review.. ...
LIST OF ACRONYMS. SIPD -Support Initiative for people with congenital disorders. DSDs - Differences of Sex Development. HRAPF - Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum. TBAs - Traditional Birth Attendants. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. Understanding our journey: Background of the baseline survey. Support Initiative for People with Congenital Disorders (SIPD -Uganda), its clients, allies, and donors have had discussions around the possibility of conducting a Baseline Survey on intersex realities in Uganda and the East African region for a long time and it is our hope that this initial baseline survey focusing mainly on Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda lived realities, will translate into other baseline surveys across sub- Saharan Africa.. Goal of the baseline survey. The purpose of the baseline survey is to "identify essential indicators to capture in describing the current context of the lives of intersex people and the state of organizing of intersex communities in Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda.. ˠ Monitor gains ...
Gurdasani, D., Carstensen, T., Tekola-Ayele, F., Pagani, L., Tachmazidou, I., Hatzikotoulas, K., Karthikeyan, S., Iles, L., Pollard, M. O., Choudhury, A., Ritchie, G. R. S., Xue, Y., Asimit, J., Nsubuga, R. N., Young, E. H., Pomilla, C., Kivinen, K., Rockett, K., Kamali, A., Doumatey, A. P. & 22 othersAsiki, G., Seeley, J., Sisay-Joof, F., Jallow, M., Tollman, S., Mekonnen, E., Ekong, R., Oljira, T., Bradman, N., Bojang, K., Ramsay, M., Adeyemo, A., Bekele, E., Motala, A., Norris, S. A., Pirie, F., Kaleebu, P., Kwiatkowski, D., Tyler-Smith, C., Rotimi, C., Zeggini, E. & Sandhu, M. S., 15 Jan 2015. Article in Nature ...
The National measles campaign was launched on the 2nd October 2015 at Humura Church of Uganda playground in Kyegegwa District, Western Uganda. In its continuous fulfillment of obligation of ensuring that communities are mobilized for health action UNICEF provided financial supported to Ministry of Health to conduct the National launch for the measles campaign.. The successful launch was attended by representatives from Ministry of Health, development partners, the top leadership of the district including the Chairman and his executive, the Resident District Commissioner, District Councilors and Area Members of Parliament.. Minister Opendi informed the gathering that vaccination is one of the key strategies that the Ministry of Health is implementing in its roadmap to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goal four, which is the reduction of child mortality by two thirds.. The Minister appealed to all parents and caretakers to continuously take their children to health facilities and ...
Jeanne-Marie is Associate Professor of Public Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. She served as United Nations Senior Interregional Adviser in Governance and Public Administration from 1990-2003. Previously Dr. Col served as professor at University of Illinois at Springfield, State University of New York at Albany, and Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.. Dr. Col researches, teaches and consults in organization development, program evaluation, re-establishing governance in post-conflict countries, re-structuring government operations to support private sector development, civil service reform, management training, public policy analysis, human resources management, justice administration, parliamentary administration and emergency management. She has worked in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.. In the American Society for Public Administration, Dr. Col has served on National Council, and as Chair National ...
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On February 8-10, Prof Susan Rosser, Prof Alistair Elfick and Dr Liz Fletcher attended the AGM of the MUII-Plus DELTAS programme held in Entebbe, Uganda, at the Uganda Virus Research Institute.. The MUII-Plus programme is well established and is directed largely to exploring the aetiology and pathology of infectious diseases pertinent to Sub Saharan Africa. The research initiative is funded by the Wellcome Trust, UK Aid and NEPAD and its long-term vision is to train African leaders in bioinformatics, immunity and infectious diseases, which it is doing admirably well.. Over three days, the Edinburgh team got a great insight of endemic diseases such as parasitic infections (Schistosomiasis, Trypanosomiasis), tuberculosis and HIV, which continue to be the source of major sources of ill health in Uganda and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) more widely. An analysis of the ongoing research and areas of unmet needs will follow.. On the first day of the event, the Centre team presented to ,50 delegates on what ...
Since the World Health Organization reported an Ebola outbreak in Uganda on Saturday, the number of cases has risen to 36 from 20. The cases remain limited to a small area in western Uganda. An international team is on the scene to identify the source and contain the outbreak.
Mas Jaya and Vicki Priya are returning to Uganda this August to visit River Fund projects there and to also conduct a workshop for our top Trainers. These are peer educators and graduates of our program for HIV/AIDS Long Term Survival Skills, which we started in 2005. Our Trainers each lead a small group of women and men. They teach HIV/AIDS prevention, general health and nutrition, stress management, and other skills in rural communities. They also provide peer counseling.. Some groups work on income-generating projects for their communities. Two of the groups work specifically to educate sex workers and provide condoms at two international border points. It has been several years since we have conducted a workshop, and we and the women we serve in Uganda are very excited.. We will be visiting nursery and elementary schools that we support as well as meeting many of the 600 children we send to school. We will also meet with all of the small groups throughout rural Eastern Uganda that we ...
HIV is the leading risk factor for the development of tuberculosis disease. At the same time, tuberculosis is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV. In a country like Uganda where the TB burden is so huge (the community has with TB germs in the air) and HIV/AIDS that is depressing the immunity of persons with HIV, then chances of picking TB are high. Dr Anna Nakanwagi Mukwaya, the Chief of Party in Uganda for the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) said: "In countries where TB and HIV services are under the same roof things are much better. For example in Zimbabwe these services are given under the same roof. Patients are not referred. If you go to Benin, it is the same thing. In Uganda, because our services have been structured separately, it takes time. When it comes to health workers, very few in HIV know how to give TB care and in TB it is the same situation. Uganda needs to get resources and ensure that all health workers in HIV care know ...
Dr. Addy Kekitiinwas phone will not stop ringing. And as the executive director of Baylor College Medicine Childrens Foundation in Uganda and seated at the Paediatric Infectious Disease Institute at Mulago, it is no wonder. Five minutes and as many interruptions into our interview she gets up to close the door to her office, takes…
Uganda is a landlocked country astride the equator, about 800 kilometers inland from the Indian Ocean. It lies on the northwestern shores of Lake Victoria, extending from 1 south to 4 north latitude and 30 to 35 east longitude. Uganda is bordered by Tanzania and Rwanda to the south, Zaire to the west, Sudan to the north, and Kenya to the east. With a land surface of 241,139 square kilometers (roughly twice the size of the state of Pennsylvania), Uganda occupies most of the Lake Victoria Basin, which was formed by the geological shifts that created the Rift Valley during the Pleistocene era. The Sese Islands and other small islands in Lake Victoria also lie within Ugandas borders.. Land Use ...
Current Situation. Who are the Users?. In Uganda, a public-private partnership between the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF), the Coordinating Office for Control of Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis (COCTU), Makerere University, veterinary and pharmaceutical companies (CEVA; Coopers) and local livestock owners will treat ~200,000 cattle with a combination of trypanocides followed by monthly treatment with deltamethrin using RAIC. The intervention aims to alleviate human and animal trypanosomiasis and halt the northward expansion of Rhodesian sleeping sickness.. In West Africa, various French-supported development projects are promoting the use of RAIC. In Burkina Faso, the ARIOPE (Appui au Renforcement Institutionnel des Organisations Professionnelles dEleveurs Modernes) project has constructed ~20 footbaths for use by peri-urban dairy producers while the PAEOB project (Projet daide ŕ lElevage dans lOuest du Burkina) aims to promote the technique among traditional ...
The Government of Uganda renews its contract with Intertek for its Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) to Standards Programme.. Intertek, a leading provider of Total Quality Assurance to industries worldwide, has signed a further 3 year contract with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to continue to manage its Pre- Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Programme (PVoC) for exports to the country. The programme verifies the conformity of all regulated products in the respective exporting countries including: food, chemicals, electricals and electronics, textiles, health and beauty products, machinery, building products and toys, ensuring they comply with the applicable Ugandan technical regulations and quality standards, assuring Ugandas citizens of the quality of imported goods. Intertek has been supporting the programme since its inception in 2012. The renewed PVoC Programme, which commenced on the 1st June 2016, has some important changes which are detailed ...
There shall be the flag of the Party of tricolour: Black (for African Personality), Red (for human equality and Brotherhood) and Blue (for Peace and Justice). The Party tricolour flag shall be in horizontal form with Black on top, Red in the middle, followed by the Blue. The website contains a detailed (very interesting but probably a bit UPC-oriented) history of UPC and Uganda, from which I have extracted the most relevant data: UPC was formed on 9 Mar 1960, and led the Ugandan government at independence (9 Oct 1962). The party leader and Prime Minister, Milton Obote, was overthrown by Idi Amin Dada on 25 Jun 1971. In 1979, Amin was overthrown by Uganda National Liberation Front (UNLF). Obote came back to Uganda on 27 May 1980 and UPC came back to power in Dec 1980. In Jul 1985, Obote was again overthrown by a military junta, later replaced by NRM (National Resistance Movement) led by current President Yoweri Museveni. In 1966, Obote and UPC wrote a new Constitution which abolished the Kingdom ...
Children conceived as a result of sexual violence during armed conflict face socioeconomic marginalization, family rejection, stigmatization, and violence. Grass-roots womens organizations in northern Uganda are helping to integrate these children in post-conflict societies.
Mercy Corps has been working in Uganda since 2006. In the aftermath of a generation-long civil war that claimed thousands of lives and displaced millions more, Uganda is finally healing. But population growth is straining resources and services in a country that still has a long way to go. With farmland not producing at capacity, food is in short supply and malnutrition is common. Good quality seeds are scarce in local markets, keeping yields low. Recurring climate shocks, including drought and flooding, have further reduced harvests. Continuing inequalities in the distribution of income and the treatment of women have contributed to high poverty rates, poor health and disparities in education and opportunity. While stable itself, some of Ugandas neighbors are not. Every day, a staggering number of South Sudanese refugees arrive at Ugandas northern border in search of safety. Over the past months, their numbers have dramatically increased, with an average of more than 2,000 daily arrivals. ...
MTN Uganda Chief Executive, Wim Vanhelleputte has advised Uganda to embrace e-banking, mobile banking and related technology and aid the transformation from a cash-reliant to a cashless economy.. His call comes as neighboring countries; Rwanda and Kenya are making strides towards promoting cashless economies through the development of strong digital platforms. Rwanda for instance envisions becoming a cashless economy by 2020; with all government financial transactions done electronically and via mobile phones.. India equally has plans to fully move to a cashless economy. Indias Finance minister recently proposed a slew of measures to hasten Indias movement to a cashless economy. Among them tax breaks for the creation of a cashless infrastructure, greater usage of non-cash modes of payments.. In Uganda, Vanhelleputte says the introduction of mobile money was in a way aimed at introducing a digital cashless economy but that is not working as expected. He says the type of mobile money in Uganda ...
Worldwide efforts have increased to develop rapid point-of-care Ebola tests as the deadly outbreak in West Africa has brought this disease to the forefront of international consciousness. Most recently, Luminex Corporation announced that the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Diagnostics Division is developing rapid diagnostics for the Ebola virus using Luminexs xMAP technology. Other organizations working to develop similar tests include Corgenix Medical Corporation and Ugandas Makerere University.
In the next 30 years, Uganda envisions a transformation from a peasant to a modern and prosperous society, with a per capita GDP of USD 9,500 by 2040 as detailed in ision 2040. Vision 2040 also acknowledges that the only single factor that will stop Uganda from attaining middle income status is the population growth rate, characterized by a young age structure and consequent high child dependency burden. Uganda has therefore pronounced itself onharnessing the demographic dividend, as a key strategy to achieving Vision 2040.. ...
PanAf project/Observatory/panaf-edu/Makerere University ICT Use in Teaching and Learning: Bridging Gender Inequality in Education in Uganda? Alice Nankya Nd…
Macaulay Library ML170582; gray-cheeked mangabey; Lophocebus albigena; © Peter Waser; Kanyawara; near Makerere University Biological Field Station, Western, Uganda; 21 Aug 1974
Until Dr Anna Nakanwagi went to work with Ugandas National TB and Leprosy Programme (NTLP) as a public health graduate student, she was not very interested in tuberculosis. As a field, she thought of TB as "a small thing, a narrow place." But, at the NTLP, she discovered that TB control entailed understanding not only the clinical management of the disease, but also public health issues at every level from the individual patient to the health system as a whole. Since then, she says, she has never left the TB world.. A native of Uganda who completed both her medical training and MPH there, Nakanwagi went to work for the World Health Organization in 2004 as a National Professional Officer in TB-HIV. "In Uganda at that time, 6.4 percent of the general population was HIV positive, but the link between TB and HIV was just beginning to be understood," she says.. Her first assignment was to help develop national guidelines for TB-HIV collaborative activities and integrated services, so she quickly ...
Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (MUCAES) has announced that it has successfully completed its pig artificial insemination trial
O distritos de Uganda, são divididos em 146 condados, um conselho de cidade, e treze municipalidades. Os condados estão listados abaixo, por distrito: Labwor East Moyo Kyoga Amuria Kapelebyong Kilak Nwoya Kole Kwania Maruzi Arua Ayivu Madi-Okollo Vurra Budaka Butebo Bukooli Kongasis Bulisa Bwamba Ntoroko Buhweju Bunyaruguru Igara Ruhinda Sheema Samia-Bugwe Busiki Bunyole Dokolo Aswa Gulu Omoro Bugahya Buhaguzi Ibanda Bugweri Kigulu Luuka Butembe Jinja Kagoma Dodoth Kabale Ndorwa Rubanda Rukiga Bunyangabu Burahya Fort Portal Kaberamaido Kalaki Bukanga Isingiro Bujumba Kyamuswa Bulamogi Kampala Budiope Bugabula Buzaaya Kibale Kitagwenda Kinkiizi Kween Tingey Bukonjo Busongora Usuk Bbaale Ntenjeru Bugangaizi Buyaga Buyanja Kiboga Kazo Nyabushozi Bufumbira Chua Lamwo Koboko Jie Bukedea Kumi Ngora Kyaka Mwenge Erute Lira Moroto Otuke Katikamu Wabusana Bubulo Majiya Maracha Terego Bukomansimbi Bukoto Kalungu Masaka Bujenje Buruli Kibanda Bunya Bungokho Mbale Kashari Mbarara Rwampara Busujju Mityana ...
This project which represents a collaboration between a variety of UK and Ugandan agencies aims to improve the safety of healthcare workers in selected facilities in the Kabarole Region of Uganda using evidence based practice. The Hand Hygiene Project (HHP) is a partnership initiative between: Knowledge4Change and the University of Salford in the UK; and Mountains of the Moon University (MMU), Kabarole Health District, Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital and Virika Mission Hospital in Uganda. The study will improve the safety of health care workers, promote resilience to infectious disease outbreaks and reduce acquired infections, improving the safety and well being of patients in selected facilities.. Funding Body: UK Department for International Development (DfID) through the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET ...
Downloadable! We use a multinominal logit model to examine the determinants of plot abandonment (unintentional fallows) and long fallows (intentional fallows) in order to propose policy interventions that lead to optimal and sustainable management of land use systems in Kigezi highlands. Household factors such as age, and post primary education positively influenced farmers decision to abandon plots. Therefore, more fallows and abandoned terraces were common with older farmers compared to younger ones. However, farm size and household type had no significant influence on abandonment of plots. Plot variables such as slope and plot distance had the expected positive signs while soil fertility had a significant negative sign as predicted. Two types of interventions are recommended. Those aimed at highly cultivable, moderate slopes and those aimed at uncultivable and fragile areas. For the former, the probability of adoption and intensity of use of appropriate agrobased interventions is likely to be very
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July 3-August 27 2007, Uganda. A team of UC Berkeley students from FoCUS, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeleys undergraduate student ministry, travelled h...
Kampala, 8 November 2004 - Recent retrospective mortality surveys conducted by the international medical relief organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) highlight the immense suffering and the critical nature of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Northern Uganda. According to MSF, the severity of the crisis requires urgent action from the international community and aid organizations.
A qualitative study was undertaken to attempt to understand reasons for the delayed diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) amongst Ugandan women and to describe the nature of TB stigma and its effects in Uganda. Twelve women were interviewed. Participants were selected on the basis that they had smear-positive TB and had delayed consulting healthcare services for ≥30 days. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and analysed using thematic content analysis. The study showed that the main reason for delayed diagnosis amongst women interviewed was a lack of recognition of symptoms. This may be due to low levels of TB awareness in the community. The study also showed that TB is stigmatised in Uganda, mainly due to associations with HIV. Many participants believed that TB only exists with HIV and that TB causes HIV tests to appear negative even for HIV-infected people. Health education programmes would be helpful to improve the understanding of TB and to combat harmful beliefs about TB and HIV in the ...
UGANDA (eTN) - Northern Uganda was firmly put on the tourism map last week when none other than Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni formally opened the reconstructed Chobe Safari Lodge, located in
Two Makerere University law dons have dragged government to the constitutional court accusing it for failing to formulate laws legalizing abortions. The legal
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Ugandas hope of becoming East Africas biggest oil producer have been hampered by the governments inability to attract investors to build a planned oil refinery. RT Global Resources, a Russian and South Korean consortium, which had won the bid early 2016 has since reneged on the agreement to fund the 30,000 barrels a day refinery in the western district of Hoima where oil was discovered almost a decade ago. According to the Ministry of Energy of Communications Specialist Ibrahim Kasita, RT Global Resources was to finance 60% of the estimated $6bn needed for the project, leaving the Ugandan government to provide 30%, while Tanzania was to raise 10%.. However, the Ugandan government was unable to raise its share of the required capital because of fiscal challenges facing the East African country. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund recently withdrew budgetary support to Uganda cuts to government expenditure. The consortium withdrew after Uganda and Tanzania did not make their ...
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Photo of Ojok by Sam Lawino of The Acholi Times. [Global: Health]The title had the prefix "elephant" and that was enough for the article to grab my attention: it said "Man Battling Scrotal Elephantiasis Appeals for Funds." It states that at 13, Ojok, in Uganda, developed what doctors said was a cardiac complication which gradually grew into scrotal hydrocele. Several attempts to help Ojok undergo surgical treatment at St Marys Hospital Lacor, Gulu Regional Referral Hospital and Mulago hospital in Kampala, failed, because the family could not raise the 3 million shillings (about $1,200) required for treatment.. The parents have appealed to the government and health specialists for help but in vain. It comes as no surprise that Ayet, the mother of Ojok, believes the illness was a curse from God and wishes God could cure him.. As I looked at Ojoks photograph, an incident that took place in the mid-1980s flashed through my mind. We were in the Science Quadrangle at Makerere University, in Uganda. ...
The Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) adopts Napiers flagship web-based product to improve patient management, better track consistency in clinical outcomes and enhance overall quality of healthcare. Singapore, Thursday, January 17, 2013 -- (Business Wire India) -- Napier Healthcares Hospital Information Management System (HIMS) has been successfully implemented at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Bhutan.. Dr. Damber K. Nirola, the Project Coordinator of Hospital Information System of JDWNRH made a statement saying, "This is to inform you that we have gone live with HIMS (Hospital Information Management System of Napier Healthcare Solutions) in Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) from 18th of December 2012 with the help of the entire team of Napier Healthcare Solutions, we are able to use the system successfully.". Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) is the apex healthcare institution of Bhutan. ...
PO Box 409, Fort Portal UGANDA Mission: Interdisciplinary research to promte the long-term viability of the Kihale National Park ecosystem. Training Opportunities: Fieldwork opportunities are available for graduate students. Pilot studies of a few weeks are recommended. Students are normally expected to provide their own funding. Applications and enquiries should be sent to the Director. Field courses take place every summer under the auspices of organizations such as the Tropical Biology Association (UK and University of Florida - Gainesville.) Enquiries for field courses should be addressed to: Dr. Colin Chapman and Dr. Lauren Chapman, Dept. of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA, or phone: 1 (352) 392-1196.. Supported Species: Cercopithecus ascanius (red-tailed monkey), Cercopithecus lhoesti (LHoests guenon), Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey), Chlorocebus aethiops (grivet), Colobus guereza (guereza), Galago demidoff (Prince Demidoffs bushbaby), Galago matschiei ...
Access and well-modulated use of antiretroviral agents (ARVs) in North America dates as early as 1990 with the initial guidelines recommended zidovudine monotherapy, just 4 years after FDA approved the drug. Continued review of emerging data, led to the recommendation of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) in 1998. Clear documentation of access and use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource limited settings was first observed in 2002 after the World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidelines for resource limited settings, and included key ARVs into the WHO essential drug list. Delayed access to ART heavily impacted the initial control of the HIV epidemic in resource limited settings, but even with improved access to ART, differences in the management of HIV still exist; including timing for ART initiation and HIV/ART monitoring strategies. Access to key HIV/ART monitoring tools including viral load testing is limited in low resource settings, leading to gaps in HIV/ART ...
BACKGROUND Infant immunization against hepatitis B began in Uganda in 2002. OBJECTIVE To determine the baseline prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and explore risk factors. METHODS A hepatitis B prevalence study was nested in the 2005 national HIV/AIDS serobehavioural survey. Demographic characteristics and risk factors were explored by questionnaire. One third of blood specimens (n=5875) from adults aged 15 to 59 years were tested for hepatitis B core antibodies (HBcAb); positive specimens were tested for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). RESULTS HBcAb was present in 52.3% (95% CI: 51.0-53.6) of adults, and HBsAg in 10.3% (9.5-11.1). By 15-19 years of age, 40.0% had been infected with HBV. Prevalence of both markers was significantly higher across northern Uganda, in rural areas, among the poor and least educated, and in uncircumcised men. Other independent predictors of infection were age, ethnic group, occupation, number of sex partners, and HIV and HSV-2 status. CONCLUSION
Many malaria-endemic countries have implemented national community health worker (CHW) programmes to serve remote populations that have poor access to malaria diagnosis and treatment. Despite mounting evidence of CHWs ability to adhere to malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and treatment guidelines, there is limited evidence whether CHWs adhere to the referral guidelines and refer severely ill children for further management. In southwest Uganda, this study examined whether CHWs referred children according to training guidelines and described factors associated with adherence to the referral guideline. A secondary analysis was undertaken of data collected during two cluster-randomized trials conducted between January 2010 and July 2011, one in a moderate-to-high malaria transmission setting and the other in a low malaria transmission setting. All CHWs were trained to prescribe artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and recognize symptoms in children that required immediate referral to ...
Volcanic ash, pumice and Moringa oleifera (M. oleifera) were investigated as indigenous materials for removal of natural organic matter (NOM) at Kampala and Masaka water treatment plants in Uganda. Coagulation and filtration experiments were done using raw water at Kampala (Ggaba) and Masaka (Boma) National Water & Sewerage Corporation water treatment plants. Assessment of the two plants was done and they were found to be faced with differing challenges given the nature of their raw water sources. Therefore, the study was conducted to seek appropriate treatment processes that suite the conditions at the respective plant and avoid or minimize formation of unwanted chlorination by-products. The results from the study indicated that there were both operational and design handicaps at the Ggaba treatment plant with a need to modify the filtration and clarification units. At Masaka, pre-chlorination led to increases in total trihalomethanes as high as 4000%. The characterization studies indicated the ...
HIV-seropositive persons are at increased risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Genital ulcerative disease and sexually transmitted infection with subsequent MRSA infection in HIV-seropositive persons have been documented only once. We report a case of a 44-year-old man who presented to the Infectious Diseases Institute, Kampala, Uganda, with chronic genital ulcer disease and who subsequently developed MRSA urethritis and bacteraemia. This case also demonstrates that persistent genital ulcer disease in HIV-seropositive persons may be as a result of concurrent MRSA infection.
Nodding Syndrome (NS) is a childhood neurological disorder characterized by atonic seizures, cognitive decline, school dropout, muscle weakness, thermal dysfunction, wasting and stunted growth. There are recent published information suggesting associations between Nodding Syndrome (NS) with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) VGKC antibodies and serum leiomidin-1 antibody cross reacting with Onchocerca Volvulus (OV). These findings suggest a neuro-inflammatory cause of NS and they are important findings in the search for the cause of Nodding Syndrome. These observations perhaps provide further, the unique explanation for the association between Nodding Syndrome and Onchocerca Volvulus. Many clinical and epidemiological studies had shown a significant correlation between NS and infestation with a nematode, Onchocerca volvulus which causes a disease, Onchocerciasis, some of which when left untreated can develop visual defect (

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Most recently, through the USAID Strengthening Ugandas Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) and USAID Applying ... Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) projects, we have been working in Uganda to expand coverage and uptake of ... Uganda reduced its HIV prevalence rate from an average of 18% during the early 1990s to approximately 6.4% by 2004. Since then ... The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS recommend VMMC in countries, like Uganda, that ...
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Global Surgery - Mulago Hospital in Kampala Uganda - Podcast #78 Traumacast - The Eastern Association for the Surgery of TraumaGlobal Surgery - Mulago Hospital in Kampala Uganda - Podcast #78 Traumacast - The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Global surgery is gaining traction and trauma is a leading cause of mortality in Uganda. Dr. Kevin Pei had the privilege of ... teaching an operative trauma and resuscitation course at Makerere University and Mulago Hospital in Kampala Uganda. In this ...
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Uganda has a strong research base and good experience of collaborative research having participated in more than 41 projects ... The Vision of the ICT SIP is "A knowledge-based Uganda enabled by a Vibrant ICT sector" and the mission is "to provide ... Uganda Martyrs University. - Research areas include: Technology-enhanced Learning Bugema University. - Departments include: ... Uganda Christian University (UCU) - Departments include: Faculty of Science & Technology - Departments of Computing, ...
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Ugandas Oil Extraction, Another Human Tragedy With Uganda brightly in the spotlight thanks to the Invisible Children video ... Good News from Uganda: Animal Populations Soaring in National Parks Thanks to Anti-Poaching Efforts In 1999, poaching had ... Uganda Protects Rainforest Over Biofuels - Motives Unclear Whenever Lloyd has dared to question the logic of the Malaysian palm ... Coal Pellet Stove Introduced in Uganda Weve written a lot about wood pellet stoves, and are intrigued -- and a bit wary -- ...
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... Discover more about CDCs work in Uganda by viewing our detailed country profilepdf icon ... Ugandas Community Private Pharmacy Program: Bringing HIV Treatment Closer to Home. *Peer Counselors: Creating Stronger Links ... While its work in Uganda dates back to 1991, CDC established its office there in 2000 and continues to work with the Ministry ... "I was devastated; I had spent a month taking care of him in Nsambya Hospital (in Ugandas capital, Kampala)," Rose recalls. " ...
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Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.
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Uganda portal Lango people UBOS (27 August 2014). "The Population of The Regions of the Republic of Uganda And All Cities And ... In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 105,100. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year ... Lira is served by a railway station of the Uganda Railways network. The town is also served by a public civilian airport, Lira ... Lira is a city in the Northern Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative, and commercial centre of Lira ...
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Chamberlain saw the land as he was passing by on the Uganda Railway, although the land was not in fact in Uganda but in the ... The Uganda Scheme was a plan in the early 1900s to give a portion of British East Africa to the Jewish people as a homeland. It ... I have seen a land for you on my travels, Chamberlain told him, and thats Uganda. Its not on the coast, but farther inland ... ISBN 0-688-08506-7. Britain stepped into the picture, offering Herzl land in the largely undeveloped area of Uganda (today, it ...
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Uganda has a record of prudent macroeconomic management and structural reform; but recent shocks and policy slippages have ... The World Bank In Uganda. Ugandas economy has grown at a slower pace, reducing its impact on poverty. In the five years to ... Uganda Country Partnership Strategy Consultations *Bujagali Indemnity Agreement with the Government of Uganda and the Proposed ... Uganda Country Partnership Strategy Consultations *Bujagali Indemnity Agreement with the Government of Uganda and the Proposed ...
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To confirm your subscription as a Map Uganda member, you will have to pay an annual membership fee of 50,000 Uganda Shillings. ... Anyone who wants to influence the activities of Map Uganda is welcome to join. Please note that, you do not have to be a member ... Thanks for your interest in joining Map Uganda. Members of the organisation are entitled to vote in the affairs of the ... Which of the following Map Uganda Working Groups would you like to actively participate in? Choose at least one. * ...
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Acts of intimidation and violence against journalists are an almost daily occurrence in Uganda. The 2016 presidential election ... Uganda: Police harass newspapers over stories about parliamentary expenses. October 17, 2017 Find out more News ... Uganda creates unit to spy on social networks. June 30, 2017 Find out more News ... Uganda blocks social networks, used as information tools. May 12, 2016 Find out more ...
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CDCs partnership with Uganda dates to 1991 when the agency began HIV/AIDS research in the country. CDC continues to partner ... What CDC is Doing in Uganda. Global Health Security In todays globally connected world, disease threats can spread faster and ... CDC supports Ugandas efforts to find persons living with HIV, expand ART to all HIV-positive patients immediately upon ... These efforts help Uganda reach the targets outlined in the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), a global partnership launched ...
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Egypt and Libya agreed to Ugandas proposal for them to furnish an observation team inside Uganda to assure Sudan that military ... He also promised to issue visas to Sudanese who wish to visit refugee camps in Uganda, if the U.N. High Commissioner for ... We found 126,000 cases in Uganda in 1992, mostly in the northern regions heavily impacted by conflict. People get the disease ... After refueling stops in the Azores and Marakesh, we arrived in Uganda to assess our Guinea worm eradication efforts, river ...
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  • CDC's global health security efforts in Uganda help improve the country's ability to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks before they become epidemics that could affect global populations. (cdc.gov)
  • Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is the country's regulator of the communications sector. (itu.int)
  • Research into a 'playful' and increasingly popular urban language that grew out of the necessity for criminals to hide their true intent could help organisations in Uganda communicate better with the country's huge young population. (cam.ac.uk)
  • While its work in Uganda dates back to 1991, CDC established its office there in 2000 and continues to work with the Ministry of Health to provide high-quality HIV prevention and treatment services. (cdc.gov)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began working in Uganda in 1991, officially establishing a country office in 2000. (cdc.gov)
  • During Uganda's era of British colonialism, settlement by Europeans was not allowed, and today there are few Caucasians in Uganda. (wikitravel.org)
  • After the opening session of SG2000 experts and participants, addressed by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, Yohei Sasakawa, and me, I met with the president privately to discuss implementation of the Nairobi peace agreement between Uganda and Sudan, which we negotiated in December 1999. (cartercenter.org)
  • At a recent meeting in Nairobi, Egypt and Libya agreed to Uganda's proposal for them to furnish an observation team inside Uganda to assure Sudan that military supplies are not delivered from Uganda to the Sudan People's Liberation Army, who have been fighting against Khartoum for 18 years. (cartercenter.org)
  • Currently, Uganda's major mobile telephony providers are MTN Uganda, Orange Uganda Limited, Zain (formerly Celtel) Uganda Telecom Mobile and Warid Telecom. (itu.int)
  • According to the Uganda Poverty Assessment , the proportion of the population living in extreme poverty (on less than $1.90 a day) fell from 62.2% in 2002/03 to 34.6% in 2012/13, representing one of the fastest reductions in poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. (worldbank.org)
  • CDC's investments in combatting plague in Uganda have resulted in no human cases in Ugandans since 2015, and rapid detection of these recent cases who crossed the border to seek care. (cdc.gov)
  • Uganda is accessible and affordable, but not up to the high tourism standards of more mature destinations such as Kenya or Tanzania or South Africa . (wikitravel.org)
  • The increasing urbanisation of rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa could lead to an explosion in incidences of heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study carried out in Uganda which found that even small changes towards more urban lifestyles was associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. (cam.ac.uk)
  • Oxfam went to Uganda, to hear why villagers claim more than 20,000 people were evicted, some forcibly, from their homes and the land they depended on, to make way for the New Forest Company's plantations. (oxfam.org)
  • He also promised to issue visas to Sudanese who wish to visit refugee camps in Uganda, if the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees approves the visits. (cartercenter.org)
  • Uganda is hosting the first Refugee Solidarity Summit on 22 and 23 June. (oxfam.org)
  • These efforts help Uganda reach the targets outlined in the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), a global partnership launched in 2014 to help make the world safer and more secure from infectious disease threats. (cdc.gov)
  • After refueling stops in the Azores and Marakesh, we arrived in Uganda to assess our Guinea worm eradication efforts, river blindness treatments, agriculture projects, and the peace process between Uganda and Sudan. (cartercenter.org)
  • Under the direction of The Carter Center's Ben Hoffman, we have continued our efforts to implement all facets of the agreement, including Sudan's withholding military and economic support to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group headed by Joseph Kony that has perpetrated continuing raids across the border into Uganda, including the abduction of children. (cartercenter.org)
  • ACCU's efforts are implemented in cohorts with different stakeholders like the media, civil society organizations (CSOs), religious leaders and groups, individual activists, academicians and other key institutions involved in the fight against corruption in Uganda. (wikipedia.org)
  • As a researcher in Uganda and Sudan, law specialist Dr Sarah Nouwen became increasingly aware of the 'one-way' nature of her fieldwork. (cam.ac.uk)
  • Our one agricultural expert in the country, Michael Foster, has trained 300 extension workers who are supervising about 5,000 Uganda farm families in the production of maize, rice, peanuts, sorghum, and millet. (cartercenter.org)
  • UCC was established in 1998 by the Uganda Communications Act (Cap 106 Laws of Uganda) to facilitate and enable the development of a modern communications sector and infrastructure in the country. (itu.int)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works with the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) and other stakeholders to provide high-quality HIV prevention, and treatment services through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). (cdc.gov)
  • These action packages help Uganda build core public health capacities in disease surveillance, laboratory systems, workforce development, and emergency management, as well as other critical areas. (cdc.gov)
  • See the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) website http://www.uwa.or.ug/ for details of gorilla tracking, safaris, chimpanzee tracking and more. (wikitravel.org)
  • Over the years, ACCU has helped expose corrupt officials and practices in the private and public sectors of Uganda notably through publications like The Black Monday Newsletter, themed anti-corruption events like the Anti-Corruption Caravan and the Anti-Corruption Week (ACW) as well as regular corruption related news on its official website and online resource centre among others. (wikipedia.org)
  • In September 1967, a new constitution proclaimed Uganda a republic, gave the president even greater powers, and abolished the traditional kingdoms. (wikitravel.org)
  • When we visited Uganda back in 2010 it didn't take long for Aimee and I to realise that it would always be a part of our lives. (google.com)
  • Providing both funding and technical assistance, CDC employs a service-delivery model integrated with national, regional, and district structures within Uganda to build the capacity of its heavily burdened public health system to respond to both HIV and tuberculosis (TB). (cdc.gov)
  • CDC supported construction of the Uganda National Health Laboratory Services. (cdc.gov)
  • Uganda Empowers primarily operates in the rural settings purposely to boost peoples' ways of living at different programs, but mainly focuses at fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS and all its impacts like the stigma and discrimination, practiced on infected individuals and their families, through counseling services, community health talk lectures, traditional performances and art/creativity to individuals, married couples, groups. (idealist.org)
  • After identifying the values of a good health, Uganda Empowers started to campaign for a good green nature, a crime free civilization (substance free), a financial self-sustenance and support for the deprived brothers and sisters. (idealist.org)
  • Citizen Action Platform (CAP) Project - to track problems with health care service delivery in the Apac district of Uganda. (wikipedia.org)
  • At Solidarity Uganda, almost everything we do can be described as training, coaching, and consulting people. (solidarityuganda.org)
  • The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago. (wikitravel.org)
  • The following additional points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of town: offices of Lira Town Council Lira Campus of Uganda Martyrs University, a private university, whose main campus is located in Nkozi, Mpigi District All Saints University, a private university affiliated with the Church of Uganda a branch of the National Social Security Fund Uganda portal Lango people UBOS (27 August 2014). (wikipedia.org)
  • Byanyima also called on the government to end its blocking of social media in Uganda. (voanews.com)
  • Every Thursday a team from RHU Gulu district provides a mobile outreach clinic in Atega village in the Omoro district in Northern Uganda. (ippf.org)
  • As a one way of addressing more facts about HIV/AIDS, Uganda Empowers introduced local performances (music, dance, art/creativity and drama) by involving young volunteers who are OVCs to educate the public by acting on day to day HIV/AIDS topics like modes of transmission, prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, love, care and support for the infected and affected persons. (idealist.org)
  • Since that first trip we have had an amazing journey building Lilly Uganda in the UK thanks to such generous support from our local community. (google.com)
  • ACCU started with support from MS Uganda as the main donor and as years went by, the anti-graft body started receiving funds from ActionAid Uganda and DANIDA. (wikipedia.org)
  • Yenga is an Amba village in western Uganda, Bundibugyo District, on the border with the Congo. (wikipedia.org)
  • Uganda became a republic the following year, maintaining its Commonwealth membership. (wikitravel.org)
  • Jinja is the world famous source of the Nile, and in Uganda more famously the source of Nile Beer. (wikitravel.org)
  • With Uganda brightly in the spotlight thanks to the Invisible Children video controversy, take the time to find out a bit about another human and potentially environmental tragedy ongoing in the central African nation. (treehugger.com)
  • Research in Uganda by African and Cambridge researchers is helping to uncover why. (cam.ac.uk)
  • As a key implementer of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), CDC works with Uganda to build a sustainable, national HIV response program to accelerate progress towards the UNAIDS global targets to control the HIV epidemic by the year 2020. (cdc.gov)
  • The fixed-line operators Uganda Telecom and MTN Uganda offer a range of data services, but mobile phones seem likely to predominate as the means for accessing the Internet. (itu.int)
  • The new players who have rolled out commercial services in the broadband segment include Tangerine (Nomad) Communications and TMP Uganda. (itu.int)
  • The story of the 1904 expedition, as well as an imagined vision of a Jewish state in Uasin Gishu, is told in Lavie Tidhar's novelette "Uganda", in his 2007 collection HebrewPunk. (wikipedia.org)
  • We've written a lot about wood pellet stoves, and are intrigued -- and a bit wary -- with story out of Uganda about a new pellet stove that burns coal pellets. (treehugger.com)
  • How do you plan to be involved in OSM Uganda as a voting member? (google.com)
  • The town is also served by a public civilian airport, Lira Airport, administered by the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda. (wikipedia.org)