Monthly Archives: August 2017
“(Colonial government) officials, missions (Christian missionaries), and elite cotton-growing Africans (men) regarded women as too powerful and independent, threatening their progress agenda. They therefore saw official violence not as traditional or part of a defence of customary law, but as an innovative and progressive way of dealing with women who were central to the farming […]
The Madhavani-Amuru proposition is Machiavellian. The pity-language used in the proposition is mind boggling. Madhavani is offering or sacrificing to bring development to the people of Amuru the proposition goes. Yah right, seems so patronising and obscurantic. Madhavani Group of Companies is a business that has sustained for multiple generations and will likely continue to […]
Treating tuberculosis: Districts hit by Isoniazid stock out… The (Uganda) National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP), together with AIDS Control Program, rolled out implementation of this intervention (using isoniazid preventative therapy – IPT for people living with HIV) at the beginning of 2015. Despite this, the IPT coverage has remained low in the country. This, […]
“If your health services largely depend on the kindness of other countries, then you know you are a banana republic. If you have to hold a ceremony to receive just 9 GeneExpert machines, which your country cannot afford to buy without a fuss, then you are a banana republic.” Geoffrey Buga in response to a story, […]
As part of a consortium that is implementing the research and policy advocacy project: “Tuberculosis: Working to Empower the Nations’ Diagnostic Efforts (TWENDE)”, since January 2016, CPAR Uganda Ltd is conducting research on tuberculosis (TB). Follow the progress of TWENDE – up-dates are now available on the TWENDE page on the CPAR Uganda Ltd website. […]
Ms. Owaraga discusses the implications of Uganda’s current capacity to diagnose TB and suggests questions for further research and possible actions to be taken if Uganda is truly going to rid itself of TB; or at the very least slow down its TB infection rate and therefore significantly reduce those that TB afflicts in Uganda.
As it is defined in the Cambridge Dictionary, “backwardness” means: “the state of not being developed, modern or advanced.” The concept of “backwardness” is popularly used to denigrate, among others, the cultures of African peoples from whence am descended. Yes, as seemingly Kaluya does so well, and, in my view as does Kalyegira.