Effects of a violence prevention intervention in schools and surrounding communities: secondary analysis of a cluster randomised-controlled trial in Uganda - Merrill KG, Knight L, Namy S, Allen E, Naker D, Devries KM.
The Good School Toolkit is effective in reducing staff violence against children in Ugandan primary schools. A secondary analysis of cluster-randomised trial data was conducted to investigate intervention effects on school operational culture, and on norma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda:Kayunga Hospital Expansion Works Begins to Take Shape
[Monitor] Kayunga -Renovation and expansion works at Kayunga General Hospital have finally started taking shape following years of bureaucratic delays, political arguments and despair among residents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Joint Effort to Eliminate River Blindness Bearing Fruit for Uganda
[East African] Uganda is edging closer to eliminating onchocerciasis or river blindness, a disease that can lead to permanent blindness if left untreated, but more effort from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo will be crucial in preventing cross-border transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reducing violence against children by implementing the preventative intervention Interaction Competencies with Children for Teachers (ICC-T): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial in Southwestern Uganda - Ssenyonga J, Hermenau K, Nkuba M, Hecker T.
BACKGROUND: An adolescent's school is often the second most important place for his development and education after the home. However, reports highlight the recurrence of the use of violent discipline in schools. There are few school-based interventions th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda:Why Uganda War Against Hepatitis B Is Not Won Yet
[East African] Although Uganda has undertaken a mass vaccination campaign since 2015 against Hepatitis B, the prevalence of the disease in the country remains at a high 4.3 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bloodless Malaria Test Could Signal Major Breakthrough for Early Detection of Diseases Using Light Instead of Traditional Clinical Laboratory Tests
This low-cost, reusable noninvasive light test could serve as a prototype for detecting other biomarkers and diseases in rural and outlying medical laboratories A 24-year-old Ugandan computer scientist whose own malaria was missed by traditional clinical laboratory blood tests has developed a device that detects signs of the disease using a beam of light directed […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 10, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Africa Prize anatomic pathology BBC World News Focus Source Type: news

Precision public health method identifies clusters of respiratory disease in Uganda
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study led by researchers at Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Department of Medicine at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center reports on the use of a genetic sequencing method to identify viral pathogens behind unexplained respiratory illnesses in Uganda over a five-year period. The method, called VirCapSeq-VERT and developed at CII, identified nine clusters of infections, including one potentially related to tourism from the U.K. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province, in the eastern part of the country. North Kivu is among the most populated provinces in the country, shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda, and experiences conflict and insecurity, with over one million internally displaced people and migration of refugees to neighbouring countries. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

One Major Reason the AIDS Epidemic Isn ’t Going Away
It's a serious threat to progress in HIV treatment and prevention —and something we have the knowledge to stop, especially in health care settings.August 08, 2018It's a serious threat to public health and progress in HIV treatment and prevention —and something we have the knowledge to stop.A few years ago Dany Stolbunov, now 20, told his doctor in Ukraine that he wanted to go to medical school. He was sharing his ambitions with someone he admired and trusted, who he thought might believe in him, the person responsible for his care.“I told him I wanted to become a physician, too.”“You can&rsquo...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: lfreeze Source Type: news

Uganda:Hepatitis B Vaccine Runs Out, More Than 1,000 At Risk
[Monitor] More than 1,000 people are reportedly at risk of missing the second immunisation cycle against Hepatitis B due to stock-outs at Bupandengo Health Centre III in Nawanyago Sub-county, Kamuli District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Sensitise Women On Breastfeeding
[Monitor] As the Breastfeeding Week continues to be celebrated this week, statistics show that many mothers still grapple with learning how to help their child breastfeed, practicing exclusive breastfeeding until the child is at least six months, or expressing breast milk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:New Digital Software Reduces Absenteeism in Health Centres
[Monitor] In May last year, Evelyne Kyohirwe, a mother of four and a resident of Kigomba in Kasambya Sub-county, Kakumiro District, died by the roadside during of labour in attempt to reach Kakumiro Health Centre IV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola - Health Ministry Issues Alert
[Monitor] Following the declaration of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), a haemorrhagic fever in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the health ministry in Uganda has asked health workers to intensify their surveillance against the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:My Parents Were Exposed to Uganda's Dead Health Care System
[Monitor] The last three years have been tragic in our family. On March 5, 2015, we lost our father, Ladit Amitayo Okeny Lugwero (RIP), after about two years' illness. Three years later, on July 15, 2018, we lost our mother, Mego Josephine Apiyo Okeny (RIP), after being sick as well, for a similar period of time. Both of them were septuagenarians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:US Spends Shs3.6 Trillion On Health, Education in Uganda
[Monitor] Kampala -The US government spent Shs3.6 trillion on providing improved health, security, education and democratic services in Uganda last year, the country's ambassador has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Recruits 15,000 As Health Workers
[Monitor] Kampala -The ministry of Health will recruit 15,000 O-Level leavers as community health extension workers (CHEWS) in the initial phase to provide basic healthcare in villages in the next three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Ghana King Gives Firm Land for HIV Drug Factory
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ashanti king, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, has given land to one of Uganda's top pharmaceutical firms to build a factory and manufacture HIV/Aids drugs in Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Ailing Health Sector Gets Booster Shot
[VOA] The U.S. Mission in Uganda has added more than $100 million in aid to the East African country with about half being injected into health, a sector analysts say is receiving little attention from the government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Explains Drug Stock Outs
[Monitor] The government has attributed the stock out of basic drugs in hospitals, to lack of coordination between the ministry of Finance and national Medical stores. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Hospitals Hit By Shortages of Drugs, Other Supplies
[East African] Public hospitals in Uganda have been hit by shortages of essential medicines and supplies needed for emergency care, a health workers' association said, further hurting services at facilities already struggling from years of neglect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Clerics Plot Mandatory HIV Testing
[Monitor] The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) yesterday launched a mass campaign to check whether sexual partners to HIV-positive people know their status and or are on treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Outcry in Uganda Over Compulsory HIV Test
[Deutsche Welle] Uganda wants to begin compulsory HIV/AIDS testing of students due to the rising number of new infections. The proposal has raised concerns over privacy. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tales of loss and sorrow: addressing methodological challenges in refugee research in Uganda - Bj ørkhaug I.
This article discusses methodological challenges in refugee studies through a case study of interactions between refugees and host-population in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda. The article suggest that one solution to the challenges identified is to m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Uganda:WHO Adds Snakebite to Neglected Tropical Diseases Category
[Monitor] Kampala -The World Health organisation (WHO) has urged member states to prioritise venomous snakebites following its re-addition to the list of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that mostly thrive among poor populations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:New Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu
[Deutsche Welle] A week after declaring the end of an Ebola outbreak, the health ministry has announced a new one near the Ugandan border. Local authorities have called for "calm and prudence" in the northeastern province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ugandan hospitals hit by shortages of drugs, other supplies
Public hospitals in Uganda have been hit by shortages of essential medicines and supplies needed for emergency care, a health workers' association said, further hurting services at facilities already struggling from years of neglect. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uganda:Cabinet Appoints New NMS Board
[Monitor] Kampala -Cabinet on Monday approved a 15-member board to stir the helm of National Medical Stores (NMS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Hospitals Face Drug Stock Outs
[Monitor] Public health facilities have been hit by a massive stock out of medicines and other supplies, especially those used to assist mothers deliver. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Effects of drug abuse and drug trafficking among the youth in East African Community (EAC) - Uzabakiriho A.
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization made up of countries such as; The Republic of Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania with its headquarter in Arusha-Tanzania. Drug abuse is the habitual taking of addictiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda:Church of Uganda Sued for Diverting Malaria Money
[Monitor] Kampala -Church of Uganda (CoU) has been sued for allegedly diverging Shs100 million ($31,482) it received to run anti malaria projects in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In Rural Uganda, One Trans Woman Fights for HIV Care for All
July 30, 2018She knows from experience that health workers can either push LGBTI clients away from the care they need —or draw them to it.When I met Sempijja Dalausi, aka Mrs. Pontoshi, the first thing I noticed was her infectious laugh.  A transgender woman and former sex worker, Mrs. Pontoshi lives with HIV in rural Uganda. And she ’s working toward a world where all members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community have access to high-quality HIV services.Stigmatized and marginalizedDenial was her first reaction when she tested positive in October 2009.Despite couns...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Uganda:UCU Faculty of Journalism to Emphasise Practical Skills
[Monitor] In a country where there are more graduates than jobs, it is prudent that universities produce students who are excellent in both theory and practical work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Butabika Stuck With 100 Former Mental Patients
[Monitor] Kampala -Butabika Mental Referral Hospital is stuck with at least 100 healed mental health patients, the executive director of the hospital said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Museveni Donates Ambulance As Municipalities Head to Polls
[Monitor] All is set for election of Members of Parliament, municipal directly-elected councillors, municipal women councillors, municipal chairpersons and councillors countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Youth On a Mission to Make Malaria Testing Easy
[Monitor] Across the country, in many health facilities, malaria is diagnosed using blood tests after a patient is suspected of having the disease. Usually, the extracted blood is carefully examined in the laboratory under a microscope to check for plasmodium parasites that cause malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa:WHO - Rift Valley Fever Still a Threat in East Africa
[East African] East Africa is not out of the woods from the Rift Valley Fever after the World Health Organisation reported cases of the virus in Uganda and Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Lira Men Reject Family Planning
[Monitor] Social workers argue that access to basic reproductive health information and services, including voluntary family planning, would help to mitigate maternal deaths in Lira District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 25, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:Single Women Up Demand for Emergency Pills
[Monitor] Kampala -Nearly one in every two Ugandan women of child-bearing age say their last pregnancy was unintended, according to a new survey findings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 25, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

ETV/CPC show positive outcomes in babies with hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, literally “water on the brain,” is an abnormal build-up of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain cavities known as ventricles. In infants, it can be congenital (it often accompanies spina bifida, for example), or it can be caused by brain hemorrhage or infection. The usual treatment is surgery to implant a shunt, which drains the excess fluid into the abdomen, relieving pressure on the brain. But over time, shunts nearly always fail, requiring emergency neurosurgery to repair or replace them. But emergency neurosurgery is not something that’s readily available outside of metropolitan areas. Untr...
Source: Mass Device - July 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

Uganda:Education Official, Youth Disagree On Condom Use
[Monitor] Kampala -An official in the Ministry of Education and youth have disagreed over a proposal to provide condoms to sexually-active youth in schools to address reproductive health issues among adolescents. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:We Applaud Progress in HIV/Aids Treatment
[Monitor] There is good news coming from the Ministry of Health as far HIV/Aids is concerned. According to the information collected from the Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL), 83.5 per cent of the people tested and found to have HIV/Aids and who are on treatment, have suppressed their viral load. Among many other things, this means that these people can hardly infect another person with the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa:WFP Receives Korean Rice for Refugees in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda
[WFP] The 33,000 metric tons donation is the first-ever rice donation received from Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. During his maiden visit to Kenya, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Mr. Lee Nak-yon, handed over part of the consignment to WFP's representatives at a warehouse in Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:83 Percent Ugandans With HIV Show Unseen Virus - Survey
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda is a step closer to achieving 90 per cent of the people living with HIV/Aids having the amount of the virus in their bodies suppressed by 2020, as one of the global targets set to end the Aids epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Health Facilities Run Out of Polio, Rotavirus Vaccines
[Monitor] Kampala -Parents are struggling to have their children immunised against polio and rotavirus after most health facilities in the country reported stock-outs of both vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Mother, Baby Held Over U.S.$260,000 Hospital Bill
[Monitor] Kampala -A 28-year-old woman has been confined to Rubaga Hospital together with her two-month-old baby over failure to clear hospital bills worth Shs1.45 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Benefits and Challenges of Safer-Conception Counseling for HIV Serodiscordant Couples in Uganda
CONCLUSIONSCounseling can help HIV-infected individuals make informed choices about childbearing and safer-conception methods; however, a controlled clinical trial is needed to determine whether clients use such methods correctly and to assess rates of pregnancy and transmission. Policymakers need to consider including safer-conception counseling as part of routine HIV care. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Tanzania:Major Bid On to Tame Antibiotics
[Daily News] HEALTH experts from universities and research centres in the United Kingdom, USA and some East African countries, are embarking on an extensive study on the challenges posed by antibiotic resistance in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Referral Hospitals Continue to Battle Shortage of Blood
[Monitor] According to the document, this would be achieved by focusing on six areas including staffing of health facilities, rehabilitation and provision of health facilities with vital equipment and facilities, and disease control (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Internalized HIV stigma, bullying, major depressive disorder, and high-risk suicidality among HIV-positive adolescents in rural Uganda - Ashaba S, Cooper-Vince C, Maling S, Rukundo GZ, Akena D, Tsai AC.
BACKGROUND: Studies conducted in sub-Saharan Africa suggest a high prevalence of depression and suicidality among adolescents living with HIV (ALWH). This is an important public health issue because depression is known to compromise HIV treatment adherence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rwandan Doctors Trained in Neurology
[New Times] Twenty medical professionals from Rwanda and Uganda who specialize in neurology last week concluded a five day training that was held in Huye District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news