MUBS was established in the 1960s as National College of Business Studies (NCBS), the national college of business studies. It offered business and management diplomas as well as professional training in business. At that time, the college offered diplomas, the main ones being the Uganda Diploma in Business Studies and the Higher Diploma in Marketing.[1] In 1997, Faculty of Commerce at Makerere University was merged with NCBS, thereby creating MUBS, a constituent college of Makerere University. The staff and students of both institutions were brought together at the 45 acres (18 ha) campus at Nakawa, approximately 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi), east of Kampalas central business district.[1][2] In 2001, due to changes in the laws of Uganda, MUBS transformed from a constituent college of Makerere University to a public tertiary institution affiliated to Makerere University. However this arrangement did not work well, resulting in Makerere introducing competing duplicate courses at the main campus, ...
Background: In low-income countries, the majority of neonatal deaths occur during the perinatal period. The fourth millennium development goal of reducing child mortality cannot therefore be met without substantial reduction in perinatal deaths. Objective: To investigate the risk factors for perinatal mortality in Arua regional referral hospital, West Nile region. Methods We conducted a facility based unmatched case-control study at Arua Regional Referral hospital during January- March 2006. A total of 60 new cases of perinatal deaths and 120 controls were selected over a 3 months period. A case was defined as any baby born after 28 weeks of gestation either as a still birth or born alive but died within 7 days post delivery. A control was any baby born after 28 weeks of gestation and survived the first seven days of life. Control mothers were followed at home after one week to check if any perinatal death occurred. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine the risk factors for ...
Ghinda Regional Referral Hospital is playing a significant role in alleviating mother and infant mortality rates, head nurse of the hospital, Mr. Musa Nurhusein disclosed. Ghinda, 21 August 2011- Ghinda Regional Referral Hospital is playing a significant role in alleviating mother and infant mortality rates, head nurse of the hospital, Mr. Musa Nurhusein disclosed. Noting that the mother and infant mortality rate has been declining over the past two years, Mr. Musa indicated that the hospital this year has introduced special care wards for premature infants. Furthermore, reports said that the hospital has been working hard in lecturing before and after delivery care for mothers and vaccination for infants. Accordingly, the number of women who delivered with professional assistance grew from 88% in 2009 to 91% this year. Inhabitants of the area on their part pointed out the importance of health services especially for mothers and children and expressed their happiness on the special attention ...
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. - ...
Lancet Laboratories in collaboration with Research and writers club Makerere University College of Health Sciences invite you for an exclusive session on the dynamics of thrombosis and its current stand in Uganda and the world today.
Multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter species are common causes of nosocomial infections worldwide. Recently we reported the occurrence of carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae, P. aeruginosa and Acinetobacter species at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, but the isolates were not analyzed for genetic relatedness. Herein we report the intra-species genotypic diversity among P. aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from hospitalized patients and the environment at Mulago Hospital, using repetitive elements-based PCR (Rep-PCR) genotyping. A total of 736 specimens from hospitalized patients were processed for culture and sensitivity testing yielding 9 (1.2%) P. aeruginosa and 7 (0.95%) A. baumannii. Similarly, 100 samples from the hospital environment were processed yielding 33 (33%) P. aeruginosa and 13 (13%) A. baumannii. Altogether, 62 non-repetitive isolates were studied (42 P. aeruginosa and 20 A. baumannii), of which 38% (16/42) P. aeruginosa and
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 ...
Uganda Travel Stats, NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Uganda/Travel. Uganda Travel Stats, NationMaster. 1995-2012. ,http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Uganda/Travel,.. Uganda Travel Stats, NationMaster, ,http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Uganda/Travel, [assessed 1995-2012]. Uganda Travel Stats, NationMaster [Internet]. 1995-2012. Avaliable from: ,http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Uganda/Travel,.. Uganda Travel Stats, NationMaster. Avaliable at: nationmaster.com. Assessed 1995-2012.. Uganda Travel Stats, NationMaster, http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Uganda/Travel (assessed 1995-2012). Uganda Travel Stats, NationMaster, http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Uganda/Travel (last visited 1995-2012). Uganda Travel Stats, NationMaster, http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Uganda/Travel (as of 1995-2012). ...
KAMPALA - Uganda is set to release ten people today, Monday, April 20 from Entebbe Grade B hospital after recovering fully from coronavirus, PML Daily has learnt.. Their discharge today will bring the total number of recoveries to 38, against 17 active cases.. The new recoveries include five Watoto choir members, three of their caretakers, and the boda boda man who had been admitted with COVID-19, according to reports.. Uganda on Sunday, April 19 discharged six more patients including a baby who has recovered from COVID-19 after treatment.. 15 patients were early this week discharged from Mulago National Referral Hospital in the capital Kampala, Two from Entebbe Grade B, and one from Hoima Regional Referral Hospital in the western part of the country.. Health Minister Dr. Jane Aceng who was giving a status update on coronavirus response in Uganda and appealed to all of Ugandans who live along the roads followed by the truck drivers including the women who interact with them for different ...
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
1908. Bank of Uganda. Other articles where Bank of Uganda is discussed: Uganda: Finance and trade: Ugandas central bank, the Bank of Uganda, was founded in 1966. It was established under the Bank of Uganda Act, 1966. NC Bank Uganda; Orient Bank; Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited; Standard Chartered Uganda; Tropical Bank; United Bank for Africa; YouTube Encyclopedic. In 1979 and again in 1987, the Bank of Uganda managed to keep a currency rate of 7 shillings for 1 US$. Top 10 Most Expensive Houses in the World. Comment. Explore History Of Uganda. Box 7211 Kampala, Uganda P: +256 414 342 196/197 Fax: +256 414 342 188 Email [email protected] It was opened on the 15th August 1966. Yet the statement did not deal with the reason why the court rejected all the grounds of appeal by BOU. The past 70 years have seen major changes in the world economy. In 2006, Compuscan CRB was established as a credit reference bureau in Uganda. Standard Bank Group is a financial institution that offers banking and financial ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Absence of bacteremia with mycobacterium avium-intracellulare in Ugandan patients with AIDS. AU - Okello, David O.. AU - Sewankambo, Nelson. AU - Goodgame, Richard. AU - Aisu, Thomas O.. AU - Kwezi, May. AU - Morrissey, Anne. AU - Ellner, Jerrold J.. PY - 1990/7. Y1 - 1990/7. N2 - Disseminated infection with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare is the most common systemic bacterial infection in American patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Blood cultures for mycobacteria were obtained from 50 severelyill Ugandan patients fulfilling the World Health Organization criteria for AIDS and considered late in the course of their illness; 98% had antibody to HIV by ELISA. All blood cultures were negative. These data suggest that disseminated infection with M. avium-intracellulare is infrequent in Ugandan patients with AIDS, if it occurs at all.. AB - Disseminated infection with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare is the most common systemic bacterial infection in American ...
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. ...
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 ...
Contrary to earlier report by Lehmann and Rapper [7], our results show that, the prevalence of the AS carrier state was highest in Eastern Uganda, followed by Bundibugyo (see Figure 1-map of Uganda, and Figure 2 for distribution of results). The fact that the first survey on sickle cell disease (SCD) in Uganda was done over 60 years ago, and no similar surveys have been conducted since then; it is not surprising that SCD has changed its dynamics. This is because the inherited nature of the SCD trait predicts likely changes in the prevalence and distribution of the same depending on the prevailing biological (malaria interventions) and social factors (marriage patterns). Indeed, contrary to an earlier report of 45% prevalence of the AS trait in Bundibugyo, we found the current AS prevalence to be 13.4%; changes that we have appropriated to the possible earlier adoption of intermarriage-avoidance in Bundibugyo resulting from a similarly earlier knowledge of AS prevalence [7]. Specifically, ...
President Yoweri Museveni has said that there is no better place for tourism in the world than Uganda.. The President made the remarks at the Uganda Giants Club Conservation and Tourism Investment Forum that took place at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa Hotel in Wakiso district. Mr. Museveni said that from his geography studies while in school and travels around the world since he became President, he has not seen any part of the world more interesting than Uganda. Ugandas lowest point is 650 meters above sea level while the highest point is 5009 meters above sea level. This location makes Uganda unique for agriculture and tourism, he said. He said that this location enables the country have good flora and fauna. Whatever tourists want to do in agriculture and tourism can be done in Uganda, he said. The President said that tourism is a very big industry in the world hence the need to talk about conservation and also the business opportunities it brings.. Tourism accounts for ...
Mukono District Health authorities, in collaboration with the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP), officially launched a Safe Male Circumcision Program at the Mukono Health Center IV on August 8. MUWRP recently completed renovations of the minor surgical theatre at the Health Center, which will serve as the long-standing circumcision clinic for Mukono Town.
Abstract In December 2003, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda referred the situation of northern Uganda in respect to the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The LRA had been wreaking havoc on the civilian population since the beginning of 1987. The LRA actions included abductions, forced conscription of child soldiers, sex slavery, rape, mutilation, torture, looting and destruction of property, among other crimes. These actions fell within the ambit of war crimes and crimes against humanity punishable under international law. In response to the referral, the ICC Chief Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo intervened to bring the LRA top leadership to justice. The referral was an opportunity to punish the LRA for their atrocities and to bring an end to the protracted conflict which had caused so much suffering to the people living in northern Uganda. The referral was also an opportunity for the ICC to put its capacity to the test as the referral was the first for ...
This study explored the experiences and expectations of male and female students at Makerere Universitys main campus and the campus of the Universitys Business School towards youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. It also explores the attitudes and perceptions of health workers and parents towards young peoples sexuality and compromising health challenges including the risk of contracting STIs/HIV and unwanted pregnancies that can lead to unsafe abortions. The study was guided by one human rights framework for professionalism in health care, which postulates that all health care services must be Available, Accessible, Acceptable and of good Quality for all. Furthermore, a theoretical perspective on gender as well as the three bodies approach guided the analysis and discussions of the empirical data. Since the study was explorative, primary data were generated using focus group interviews, in-depth interviews and observations. Research findings indicate that greater access and ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Incidence of HIV-1 infection in a rural region of Uganda. AU - Wawer, M. J.. AU - Sewankambo, N. K.. AU - Berkley, S.. AU - Serwadda, D.. AU - Musgrave, S. D.. AU - Gray, H. R.. AU - Musagara, M.. AU - Stallings, Y. R.. AU - Konde-Lule, K. J.. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2016 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 1994/1/15. Y1 - 1994/1/15. N2 - Objective : To determine the incidence of infection with HIV-1 and the risk factors associated with seroconversion in three geographical strata of a rural Ugandan district. Design : Serological, sociodemographic, and behavioural surveys of everyone aged 13 or more in 21 randomly selected communities at baseline and 20 one year later. Setting : Rural population of Rakai district, south-western Uganda, residing in main road trading centres, secondary trading villages, and agricultural villages. Subjects : In 1989, 1292 adults provided a blood sample and interview data; one year later, 778 survivors (77%) who had been seronegative at ...
Uganda is a country of diverse landscapes, with open savannah, thick rainforest and spectacular mountain scenery. The country offers great biodiversity with its National Reserves and protected areas, home to a unique range of flora and fauna, including over 1000 bird species.. Wildlife. Uganda is famous for its wildlife, especially the mountain gorillas and for the opportunity for tracking these wonderful creatures.. Mountain gorillas are critically endangered species with less than 800 remaining individuals. Over half of these are found in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, the rest are in the Virunga Volcanoes shared between Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo.. Mountain gorillas are not known to survive in captivity so they can only be seen in their natural forest habitat. Our gorilla safaris in Uganda bring the opportunity to experience a trip of a lifetime to view these magnificent animals in this natural setting.. In Uganda, there are seven currently habituated mountain gorilla groups, with ...
The ICC investigations in Uganda have focussed on alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the context of an armed conflict predominantly between the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) and the national authorities, mainly in Northern Uganda, since 1 July 2002.. Upon receiving the referral from the Ugandan Government, the Office of the Prosecutor issued a press release stating: A key issue will be locating and arresting the LRA leadership. This will require the active cooperation of states and international institutions in supporting the efforts of the Ugandan authorities. Many of the members of the LRA are themselves victims, having been abducted and brutalised by the LRA leadership. The reintegration of these individuals into Ugandan society is key to the future stability of Northern Uganda. This will require the concerted support of the international community - Uganda and the Court cannot do this alone ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Assessing local instrument reliability and validity. T2 - A field-based example from northern Uganda. AU - Betancourt, Theresa S.. AU - Bass, Judith. AU - Borisova, Ivelina. AU - Neugebauer, Richard. AU - Speelman, Liesbeth. AU - Onyango, Grace. AU - Bolton, Paul. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2009. Y1 - 2009. N2 - This paper presents an approach for evaluating the reliability and validity of mental health measures in non-Western field settings. We describe this approach using the example of our development of the Acholi psychosocial assessment instrument (APAI), which is designed to assess depression-like (two tam, par and kumu), anxiety-like (ma lwor) and conduct problems (kwo maraco) among war-affected adolescents in northern Uganda. To examine the criterion validity of this measure in the absence of a traditional gold standard, we derived local syndrome terms from qualitative data and used self reports of these syndromes by ...
There is a paucity of data on the prevalence and correlates of Alzheimers disease and related dementias in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of Alzheimers disease and related dementias in rural Uganda. We conducted a cross-sectional, population-based study in a rural region of southwestern Uganda. The Brief Community Screening Instrument for Dementia was administered to a multi-stage area probability sample of 400 people aged 60 years and over. Multivariable logistic regression was used to estimate correlates of probable dementia. Overall, 80 (20%) of the sample screened positive for dementia. On multivariable regression, we estimated the following correlates of probable dementia: age (adjusted odds ratio [AOR], 1.02 per year; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.10-1.03, p|0.001), having some formal education (AOR, 0.57; 95% CI, 0.41-0.81, p = 0.001), exercise (AOR, 0.44; 95% CI, 0.27-0.72, p = 0.001), and having a ventilated kitchen (AOR, 0.43; (95% CI
TY - JOUR. T1 - Prognostic implications of baseline anaemia and changes in haemoglobin concentrations with amphotericin B therapy for cryptococcal meningitis. AU - Tugume, L.. AU - Morawski, Bm. AU - Abassi, M.. AU - Bahr, Nc. AU - Kiggundu, R.. AU - Nabeta, Hw. AU - Hullsiek, Kh. AU - Taseera, K.. AU - Musubire, Ak. AU - Schutz, C.. AU - Muzoora, C.. AU - Williams, Da. AU - Rolfes, Ma. AU - Meintjes, G.. AU - Rhein, J.. AU - Meya, Db. AU - Boulware, Dr. N1 - Funding Information: This work was supported by the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, and the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (U01AI089244, R01NS086312, T32AI055433 and R25TW-009345). The authors wish to thank Drs Paul Bohjanen and Andrew Kambugu for support and input. We also thank Dr Ali El Bireer and the laboratory staff at Makerere University Johns Hopkins University Laboratory in Kampala as well as Mr Richard Kwizera for ...
In the absence of an effective vaccine, malaria treatment and eradication is still a challenge in most endemic areas globally. This is especially the case with the current reported emergence of resistance to artemisinin agents in Southeast Asia. This study therefore explored the prevalence of K13-propeller gene polymorphisms among Plasmodium falciparum parasites in northern Uganda. Adult patients (≥18 years) presenting to out-patients department of Lira and Gulu regional referral hospitals in northern Uganda were randomly recruited. Laboratory investigation for presence of plasmodium infection among patients was done using Plasmodium falciparum exclusive rapid diagnostic test, histidine rich protein-2 (HRP2) (Pf). Finger prick capillary blood from patients with a positive malaria test was spotted on a filter paper Whatman no. 903. The parasite DNA was extracted using chelex resin method and sequenced for mutations in K13-propeller gene using Sanger sequencing. PCR DNA sequence products were analyzed
Environment. A gateway from Central Africa to the Horn of Africa, Uganda lies on the equator and borders the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west, Rwanda and Tanzania in the south, Kenya in the east, and Sudan in the north. Most of Uganda consists of fertile, wooded highland plateau, and has a tropical climate, but there are also swampy lowlands and a desert region. The country encompasses much of Lake Victoria in the south-east, as well as several other sizeable lakes.. History. Bantu peoples migrated to the area of todays Uganda in around 500 BCE, and over the next thousand years developed four major kingdoms: Buganda, Bunyoro, Tooro and Ankole. In the late nineteenth century Uganda was a powerful magnet for missionaries, traders and later colonial authorities, lured by the fertility of the country and stimulated by Anglo-French and Arab-European rivalry. From 1894, the territory was a British protectorate, and a significant Indian population settled in Uganda. Missionary competition, ...
Visiting Cuban Vice president has said his country is keen on reactivating its historic ties with Uganda and help boost Ugandas healthcare and university education.. Mr Salvador Valdes Mesa, who paid a visit to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga at Parliament on Wednesday, said: Cuba will continue to support Uganda through human resource training at several Uganda universities. Healthcare is one of the key areas that will form part of our cooperation.. The Vice President said there was opportunity for Uganda to tap into unique methods the Cuban government has used to eradicate illiteracy.. Other than the scientific innovations that have seen Cuba produce unique medicines to cure diabetes hepatitis B and meningitis, Cuba has also used cost-effective and very efficient methods to educate its population, he added.. ...
Jackson Otim Oyugi is a soft spoken and multi-talented gentleman. He is also is a first cousin to Dr. Mathew Lukwiya, the first medical officer to die in the line of duty during Ugandas first Ebola outbreak in Gulu district in August, 2000. Jackson is participating in the first phase I Ebola/Marburg vaccine clinical trial on the African continent. The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) in Uganda is conducting the vaccine trial.
A total of 2,618 teenage pregnancies were recorded by Kabale District Health Department from the month of January to July this year.. Speaking to our reporter today in his office in Makanga in Kabale Municipality, the Acting Kabale District Health Officer, Alfred Besigensi said that, the 2,618 teenage pregnancies are part of the 17,309 total pregnancies that were recorded by health facilities in the district from January to July this year.. Besigensi said that 384 teenage pregnancies were recorded in January, 311 in February, 369 in March, 319 in April, 423 cases in May, 442 in June and 370 in July. He said that the cases captured are only those that visited health facilities in the district for antenatal care.. Besigensi blamed the teenage pregnancies to laxity of parents who have failed to guide their children. He however said that they have already started sensitizing communities using radio talk shows on the negative outcomes of teenage pregnancies.. ...
How to Cite: Donggo P, Kyokutamba H, Karamagi Nkolo E, Rahimzai M. Reducing cases of Postpartum hemorrhage by 6% within five months at Dokolo HCIV in Northern Uganda / Reduciendo de los casos de hemorragia posparto en un 6% en cinco meses en Dokolo HCIV en Uganda del norte. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2015;15(8):None. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.2405 ...
Sleeping sickness has long been a major public health problem in Uganda. From 1900 to 1920, more than 250,000 people died in an epidemic that affected the southern part of the country, particularly the Busoga region. The epidemic has traditionally been ascribed to T. b. gambiense, a parasite now confined to central and western Africa. The Busoga region still reports sleeping sickness, although it is caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense, commonly believed to have spread to Uganda from Zambia in the 1940s. Our analysis of clinical data recorded in the early 1900s shows that the clinical course of sleeping sickness cases during the 1900-1920 epidemic in Uganda was markedly different from T.b. gambiense cases, but similar to T.b. rhodesiense. These findings suggest that T.b. rhodesiense was present in Uganda and contributed to the epidemic. The historic context is reassessed in the light of these data.
Fiona Mitchell is the Development Programme Coordinator, GOAL Uganda. The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of Veronica, the whole Meeting Point team and members visited during the ENN field trip, Stefano Antonetti, AVSI, and Jackie Katana and Annet Achago, GOAL Uganda.. Hoima District is in the mid-western region of Uganda, 200kms from Kampala. It borders the districts of Kibaale to the south, Kiboga to the east, Misindi to the north and Lake Albert and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west. The population is predominately rural, with a mainstay of agriculture and fishing. The main food crops are maize, millet, cassava and to a lesser extent, matoke and rice. The main cash crops are tea and tobacco. The population is largely dependant on subsistence farming with many households living in poverty.. The HIV/AIDS pandemic in Uganda has had a major social, economic and health impact on the population over the last 18 years. There has been large loss of life, leading to an ...
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On the 15th and 16th of October 2013, The School of Human Rights Research joined forces with Shandong University to host a seminar which addressed various ways of combatting HIV/AIDS. The seminar which was held at Shandong University, in Jinan, China titled Relying on culture to protect human rights: the combat against HIV/AIDS and the stigma associated with it, saw speakers from China, Africa and The Netherlands, discuss issues dealing with HIV/AIDS in China and Africa and issues surrounding the disease. High level speakers included, the likes of Professor Geert-Jan Knoops, of Shandong University, Professor Laurence Juma from Rhodes University, South Africa, Professor Ben Twinomugisha from Makerere University, Uganda, Dr. Serges Kamga, from the Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute in South Africa, and Professor Yanping Qi, Dean of Shandong University Law School. Researchers from the School of Human Rights Research and The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights included Michael Odhiambo, Julie ...
Author(s): Wagman, Jennifer A; Charvat, Blake; Thoma, Marie E; Ndyanabo, Anthony; Nalugoda, Fred; Ssekasanvu, Joseph; Kigozi, Grace; Serwadda, David; Kagaayi, Joseph; Wawer, Maria J; Gray, Ronald H | Abstract: ObjectivesWe assessed the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and union disruption (divorce or separation) in the rural Ugandan setting of Rakai District.MethodsWe analyzed longitudinal data collected from April 1999 to June 2006, from 6834 women (15-49 years) living in 50 communities in Rakai. Participants were either officially married, traditionally married or in a consensual union during one or more surveys and completed at least one follow-up survey. The primary outcome was union disruption through divorce or separation from the primary sexual partner.ResultsPast year IPV ranged from 6.49 % (severe physical abuse) to 31.99 % (emotional abuse). Severe physical IPV was significantly associated with divorce/separation, after adjusting for other covariates (aOR = 1.80, 95 % CI 1
Infection with severe malaria in African children is associated with not only a high mortality but also a high risk of cognitive deficits. There is evidence that interventions done a few years after the illness are effective but nothing is known about those done immediately after the illness. We designed a study in which children who had suffered from severe malaria three months earlier were enrolled into a cognitive intervention program and assessed for the immediate benefit in cognitive, academic and behavioral outcomes. This parallel group randomised study was carried out in Kampala City, Uganda between February 2008 and October 2010. Sixty-one Ugandan children aged 5 to 12 years with severe malaria were assessed for cognition (using the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, second edition and the Test of Variables of Attention), academic skills (Wide Range Achievement Test, third edition) and psychopathologic behaviour (Child Behaviour Checklist) three months after an episode of severe malaria.
President Yoweri Museveni has dedicated the new year of 2017 as a period when the government will launch massive industrialisation of the country focusing on import substitution and export promotion.. In his new year message to the nation that he gave today at his country home in Rwakitura, Nyabushozi county in Kiruhuura district, the President said that the countrys economy has for long suffered due to importing more than we export to other countries and the resultant negative balance of trade. He said that it was high time the country embarked on mass industrialisation to produce for the local market and for export.. The President, who cited China, which exports to Uganda goods worth US$875 million dollars while importing from Uganda goods worth US$54.7 million dollars and India which exports to Uganda goods worth US$1.154 billion while Uganda only exports to India goods worth US$24.8 million, described that trade relationship as a haemorrhage of both money and jobs.. President Museveni, ...
Sudan and Uganda have been trading accusations this year that each side is supporting rebel groups against the other. In April, Uganda charged that Sudan was backing the Lords Resistance Army (LRA), a group whose rebellion began in Uganda in the 1980s but has since metastasized into a regional problem. Ugandas Chief of Defense Forces…
Background: The expansion of sleeping sickness caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense (T. rhodesiense) beyond its traditional focus in southeast Uganda, has been linked with large-scale livestock restocking. To assess the risk presented to the human population by domestic livestock, human-infective T. b. rhodesiense must be distinguished from non-human-infective T. b. brucei, since both parasites can be present in cattle. We investigated the use of a simple genetic marker to characterize the parasites collected from cattle in villages within the new sleeping sickness focus in Soroti District, Uganda. Methods: 70 T. brucei sl samples of known human infectivity status collected from human beings and cattle in Tororo District, Uganda, from 1989 to 1991 were screened for the presence of the human serum-resistance-associated (SRA) gene by conventional PCR. In 2000-01, blood samples from 200 randomly selected cattle in 6 villages and 2 markets in Soroti District were screened for T. brucei sl ...
In Africa, efforts to protect endangered animals frequently have negatively impacted people living traditional lifestyles. Batwa Pygmies resided for millennia in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of southwestern Uganda. In1992, the government evicted them, to protect Critically Endangered mountain gorillas, and gorilla ecotourism; the forest had been designated a World Heritage Site
INTRODUCTION: The Infectious Diseases Clinic (IDC) has a nurse led model of care through which stable and/or asymptomatic HIV patients are managed. To enhance patient quality of life, it is important to ensure that these patients are receiving quality care. OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to assess the quality of care provided by the nurses in this model based on two dimensions of quality, technical performance and interpersonal relations. The results from this study will be useful in improving the implementation of nurse led care to ensure effective patient management. METHODOLOGY: This was a cross-sectional study carried out at the IDC in Mulago hospital. 336 patients and all the 8 nurses on the nurse led model of care participated in the study. Data was collected using observation of nurse-patient interactions, patient exit interviews, key informant interviews and nurse questionnaires and analyzed using APSS. A weighing system was used to score each nurses performance. ...
Objective We monitored a large‐scale implementation of the Simple Amplification‐Based Assay semi‐quantitative viral load test for HIV‐1 version I (SAMBA I Viral Load = SAMBA I VL) within Médecins Sans Frontières HIV programmes in Malawi and Uganda, to assess its performance and operational feasibility. Methods Descriptive analysis of routine programme data between August 2013 and December 2016. The dataset included samples collected for VL monitoring and tested using SAMBA I VL in five HIV clinics in Malawi (four peripheral health centres and one district hospital), and one HIV clinic in a regional referral hospital in Uganda. SAMBA I VL was used for VL testing in patients who had been receiving ART for between 6 months and ten years, to determine whether plasma VL was above or below 1000 copies/mL of HIV‐1, reflecting ART failure or efficacy. Randomly selected samples were quantified with commercial VL assays. SAMBA I instruments and test performance, site throughput, and delays in ...
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The health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important treatment goal that could serve as low-cost prognostication tool in resource poor settings. We sought to validate the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) and evaluate its use as a predictor of 3 months all-cause mortality among heart failure participants in rural Uganda. The Mbarara Heart Failure Registry Cohort study observes heart failure patients during hospital stay and in the community in rural Uganda. Participants completed health failure evaluations and HRQoL questionnaires at enrollment, 1 and 3 months of follow-up. We used Cronbachs alpha coefficients to define internal consistency, intraclass correlation coefficients as a reliability coefficient, and Cox proportional hazard models to predict the risk of 3 months all-cause mortality. Among the 195 participants who completed HRQoL questionnaires, the mean age was 52 (standard deviation (SD) 21.4) years, 68% were women and 29% reported history of hypertension. The KCCQ had
Despite the fact that the African languages in Rwanda and Uganda are marginalised in most formal domains in society, they are used far more extensively than commonly believed. This is one conclusion reached in a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.. Sub-Saharan Africa is characterised by a large number of indigenous languages that are not appointed official languages. In fact, Westerners often find the vast linguistic diversity difficult to comprehend.. By comparing status and use of languages spoken in Rwanda and Uganda using a quantitative model, Tove Rosendal has shown that African languages indeed have a strong position for example in media (especially newspapers and radio) and in the domains of religion and commerce and in Rwanda even in public administration.. This underscores the communicative value of the African languages, says Rosendal.. Still, the imported official European languages English in Uganda and French and English in Rwanda are strong as ...
Population: Representative sample of Ugandan children aged 1 to 5 years from 400 households (approximately 540 children).. Clinical Site: The study will be conducted in the Mulago III parish community of Kampala, Uganda.. Study Duration: 13 months. Study Intervention: *Pilot period: After enrollment, households will participate in a one month pilot period to test the household pictorial diaries. At the end of the pilot period, households will be randomized to participation in the home-based management of fever (HBMF) arm or standard care arm for the remainder of the study (12 months). *HBMF arm: Households randomized to the HBMF group will be provided with pre-packaged coartemether to keep at home. Primary caregivers will be instructed to treat children participating in the study empirically with coartemether at home when the child develops fever. Study personnel will distribute drugs and educate the caregivers about administration of drugs, recognition of danger signs of fever/malaria, and when ...
A blog by the RTB seed system research cluster to reflect on lessons from field visits to Ugandas RTB crop seed sector during the annual cluster meeting in Uganda. The RTB seed system research cluster is a cross-cutting, interdisciplinary group of researchers working together under the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas. Every year, approximately 30 scientists working on improving seed systems for five crops (banana, yam, cassava, potato, and sweetpotato) meet to review progress on set objectives and plan for the year. The 2020 annual meeting was held this February in Entebbe, Uganda under the theme Capitalizing on our efforts and conserving our Golden Eggs. A major component of the meeting was a field trip experience where participants visited public or private seed producers in the country to better understand what they do, the challenges producers face, and how scientists can help solve those challenges.. Seed is the cornerstone input of agriculture. In RTB crop farming ...
www.hocaug.webatu.com/home. P.O.BOX.07 Mityana. P.O.BOX 33049. Kampala FL +256. Phone: 2(567) 752-2998. Alternate Phone: 2(567) 035-9992. Fax: 2(567) 739-1995. Hope Childrens Aid Uganda (HOCAug) is a registered (CR/223/03/8611) not-for-profit charity based in the rural districts of Mityana in Central Uganda, targeting street children, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) children living with HIV/AIDS in hard to reach areas. (HOCAug) provides comprehensive services to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs). In addition to volunteering programs, health services, health education, and HIV/AIDS sensitization, (HOCAug) increases the capacity of orphans and vulnerable children, to attend and excel in school. The focus of HOCAug program is on orphans and vulnerable children. One of the greatest effects of the AIDS pandemic is the impact on psychological and mental health of children who have lost their parents under traumatic circumstances.. ...
KAMPALA, Uganda, 13 December 2010 - When Beatrice Nassanga, 15, a student at Aga Khan High School met with Speaker Edward Ssekandi some months ago, she had a singular mission: persuade him to convince Parliament to declare birth registration mandatory for every child in Uganda.
Joycelyn Elders Clinic was recently launched by a USA nonprofit, to serve the 329 students attending Garama Humanist Secondary School in the village of Kisinga, in western Uganda.. he clinic is named after the US Surgeon General who was the first African-American appointed to the position. Born into a poor sharecropping family, Joycelyn Elders became valedictorian of her high school, and received her MD from the University of Arkansas. She was famous for her controversial opinions on sex education and contraceptive distribution in schools, and her criticism of the Catholic Church for its opposition to abortion.. In 1992, she was forced to resign from her position as Surgeon General by the Clinton administration, that surrendered to Republican pressure. Her dismissal came soon after a United Nations conference, where she had condoned the idea of teaching schoolchildren to masturbate as a way of avoiding the spread of the AIDS virus.. Today she is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at ...
A Broader View Volunteers offers the opportunity to serve your community through Volunteer Abroad in UGANDA Jinja Volunteering Orphanage Children Programs www.abroaderview.org. This is an ongoing opportunity located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
The Medicine wards of Kisoro District HospitalRather than lamenting what KDH lacked, however, Dr. Paccione saw what it could offer: extensive opportunity for residents and junior faculty to learn how to conduct thorough physical exams and use critical thinking in place of tests. To successfully treat patients in a place without resources, you have to be the instrument of the diagnosis, he said. Uganda is our laboratory-it provides meaning for the rhetoric of teaching clinical skills, and teaches us to practice effective medicine outside the hospital setting.. When theres no chest X-ray or CT scan to double check your exam, you listen longer, percuss with better technique, and palpate deeper. You think harder because with less information, there are fewer pieces of the puzzle, said Dr. Samuel Cohen, a resident who arrived back from Uganda in late November 2012. Residents and senior medical students prepare for the Uganda experience through the prerequisite Global Health Elective, which ...