Category Health

Capacity to Test for TB in North Uganda

“We must always advise our people to go for TB testing the way we talk about HIV,” recommended a Greater Northern Uganda respondent of CPAR Uganda Ltd’s qualitative investigation into tuberculosis (TB) in Uganda. Click here  to download and read the 5-page PDF of CPAR Uganda’s fifth TB research findings briefing which covers: The need […]

Cause of Death Sick Healthcare System

The question remains valid also for Akena (RIP) who was shot by Matthew Kanyamunyu; and indeed the question remains valid for many others as well.

Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities Bill

The bill is a noble cause indeed. It concurs with the work that CPAR Uganda Ltd is doing in advocating for policy and policy implementation in relation to patients’ and medical workers’ rights and responsibilities; and for action from duty bearers, albeit with a focus on tuberculosis (TB) healthcare management.

#EndTBUg: End Tuberculosis in Uganda

Using the opportunity of a platform on NTV Uganda  to advocate for the “Defeat TB” and “End TB” campaigns. To be interviewed by Edris Matu was a fabulous experience. He is  much younger than I and yet on top of his game; the epitome of who I would like considered ‘the youth’ in Uganda. Watch the interview […]

TB Enormous Health Challenge

High level Government of Uganda officials, such as the Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng,  acknowledge that Uganda’s Tuberculosis (TB) burden has continued to cause an enormous health challenge to the people of Uganda and is a big public health challenge to the health system in Uganda. Additionally, TB presents an economic challenge […]

TB Machines Not Fully Utilised

There is empirical evidence which indicates that the few tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic machines that have been installed in Uganda, particularly the Genexpert Machines, are not operating to their full capacity. The average ratio of GeneXpert machine to the population is one machine serving a population of over 300,000 people and in some areas it is […]

Tuberculosis A Social Injustice

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, […]