The four-day, non-stop dance party has been banned and unbanned twice in four years.
Nearly three-quarters of all patients in the study were taking at least one antibiotic. This is high and could indicate overuse.
Indian Community health volunteers verbally screen high risk populations for TB.
In high-income countries people at high risk of TB disease undergo screening programmes even when they have no symptoms.
Uganda is heavily reliant on foreign financial aid.
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It’s individuals, communities, and institutions who build the necessary confidence to pursue complex and challenging solutions to their problems.
Ugandan strongman General Idi Amin raised the national profile of Uganda Nubians – but they were persecuted soon after his overthrow in 1979.
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There is more to ethnic identity than ancestral location or settlement pattern, language or family history.
Cuts in donor funding stretch limited resources.
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HIV services must be comprehensive to ensure that people take their medication as prescribed and avoid onward transmission of the virus.
Even before the advent of COVID-19, donors had begun to exit HIV programmes with increasing frequency.
Herbal remedies are commonplace in Uganda; testing these scientifically is a good way to ensure they’re safe and effective.
It is important that herbal medicine be checked for its safety, its potential to treat particular ailments, and to ascertain its chemical components.
COVID-19 lockdowns have increased the need for ARV delivery in communities.
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There are currently 1.2 million Ugandans enrolled on antiretroviral therapy (ART). They are especially affected by the lockdown.
Health workers wearing protective suits lower the body of a COVID-19 victim for burial at a graveyard in Gulu, northern Uganda.
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Uganda needs to activate the community engagement pillar and resource the new strategy that’s in place.
An initiate parades through his village in Mbale, Uganda.
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Sacred sites where rituals are performed by the community should be protected as living archives that house local heritage.
Campaign posters of President Yoweri Museveni hang on a cable a day after the election commission said he won a sixth term in office.
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Museveni’s attempt to gain support in urban areas in the 2021 elections was not only about repression. But it still failed.
Many hospitals permit nurses to initiate and manage patients on ART.
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The giant leap in the number of people accessing HIV treatment would not have been possible without task shifting from medical doctors to less-specialised cadres such as nurses and midwives.
Antimicrobial resistance is a real threat.
In some countries there appear to be mismatches between lists of essential medicines and lists of registered medicines.
AirQo monitoring system on a ‘boda boda’.
Kampala, like many other cities in sub-Saharan Africa, has a critical data gap on the scale and magnitude of air pollution.
Ugandan farmer with adviser looking at milk records for a dairy cow.
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Many of the tools needed to tap into the potential of Africa’s livestock sector exist already.
Children make their way to school in Fort Portal, Uganda.
The fact that teachers in Uganda’s rural schools weren’t trained in the local language means they can’t teach children in their mother tongue and this leads to poor literacy acquisition.
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Uganda’s COVID-19 task force would do well to embrace pop music in its public health communications.
African academics draw up a reading list that speaks to the vibrancy of contemporary as well as older African literature.
Women need to be included in all matters of health.
Displaced by a landslide, Ugandan survivors could not speak the language of the region where they were relocated - but music allowed them a voice.