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Individual and parental risk factors for sexual exploitation among high-risk youth in Uganda - Self-Brown S, Culbreth R, Wilson R, Armistead L, Kasirye R, Swahn MH.
This study examined risk factors to determine associations with commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth (CSEC) in a convenience sample of adolescents living in the slums in Kampala, Uganda. Individual-level factors included demographic, advers... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda:Minister Wants People Arrested for Misusing Free Mosquito Nets
[Monitor] Ugandans who receive free insecticide treated mosquito nets and misuse them risk arrest for sabotaging government efforts to eradicate malaria, State Minister of Health for General Duties, Dr Sarah Achieng Opendi has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:19 Infected As Anthrax Hits Arua
[Monitor] Arua -Nineteen people have so far been infected following the outbreak of the deadly anthrax in Arua District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Minister Achieng Tasks Lango Districts to Ban Sachet Waragi
[Independent (Kampala)] Lira -Health Minister, Dr. Jane Achieng has directed the eight districts in Lango region to immediately pass laws banning the sale of sachet waragi. The district are Dokolo, Oyam, Apac, Lira, Kole, Alebtong, Amolatar and Otuke. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

To Truly Manage Malaria in Uganda, Diagnosis Matters
April 24, 2018Treatment without a proper diagnosis can undermine malaria care. Now Uganda is working to eliminate this practice.Susan Adongo, a 26-year-old stay-at-home mum, has not been feeling well for the past few days.As she runs her daily errands, she feels a slight backache, fatigue, and headache. Today she has traveled over three kilometers to Kyere Health III to see a health worker about what is afflicting her.“I know for sure this is malaria,” Susan says. “The village health team has always mentioned to us the symptoms of malaria during the health talk sessions and this is exactly what I am exper...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Uganda:NDA Stuck With 100 Illegal Pharmacies
[Monitor] Kampala -The National Drug Authority (NDA) is stuck will 107 unlicensed pharmacies, days after it closed Friecca Pharmacy in Kampala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Uganda Adopts Faster Cure for TB
[East African] Patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a more complicated form of the disease, can now heave a sigh of relief after the Ministry of Health formally adopted a new regimen which will reduce treatment time from the current two years to 11 months or less. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Nodding Disease Victims Get Food Supplements
[Monitor] Omoro -Following several reports by this newspaper on the plight of children suffering from nodding disease syndrome in Acholi Sub-region, South African Airways has donated 11 tons of food supplements to benefit 5,000 of them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:NOTU Protests Government Move to Import Cuban Doctors
[Monitor] The National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) has added its voice to the growing chorus of bodies protesting government's plan to recruit Cuban doctors, saying the move is uncalled for. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Govt for Testing Ugandans With HIV Positive Relatives
[Observer] The government has revived its HIV testing guidelines of 2016 and started encouraging all family members with HIV positive patients to be screened. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Comment - How Corruption Impedes Healthcare
[Independent (Kampala)] Today, some 800 million people spend at least 10% of their household budgets on health payments (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Police Officer Beats Fibroids to Produce Quadruplets
[Monitor] Kampala -The couple longed for a child after three years in marriage. When 33-year-old Rosette Ofubo, a police officer in the Engineering and Logistics directorate, finally conceived, trepidation momentarily replaced joy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Will Cuban Doctors Cure Uganda's Healthcare?
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) has scoffed at government's deal with the Cuban government to bring into the country more than 200 doctors, saying there is no shortage of doctors in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:HIV Patients to Get Rewards for Taking ARVs
[Monitor] Kampala -Mildmay Uganda and the United States based RAND Corporation yesterday launched a five-year research study of rewarding people living with HIV who take their antiretroviral drugs consistently. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Medics Left to Operate With Torches, Candles
[Monitor] Power disconnection to Tororo main hospital has left doctors and nurses with only torches and candles to attend to patients in the night. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

15th International Conference on Urban Health: Managing Urbanisation for Health: A priority for all nations
26 - 30 November 2018. Kampala, Uganda (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Districts On High Alert Over Cholera Outbreak
[Monitor] The rainy season is often associated with various challenges such as floods and cholera outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Acute metam sodium poisoning caused by occupational exposure at a flower farm - Uganda, October 2016 - Nakubulwa S, Kusiima J, Kadobera D, Mutyoba JN, Ario AR, Zhu BP.
On October 25, 2016, media reports alerted the Uganda Ministry of Health to an outbreak of>80 cases of vomiting, syncope, and acute diarrhea among workers at a flower farm in central Uganda; 27 workers were hospitalized. On November 1, an investigation wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Uganda:Nurses' Union Threatens Another Sit-Down Strike
[Monitor] The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union has rejected the proposed new government salary increment for nurses saying it is not what was agreed upon with the president (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why the heartbreak of Humboldt is touching teenagers in Uganda
When word of the Humboldt Broncos bus accident reached Jinja, Uganda, there was profound sadness at the St. James Orthopedic Clinic and among the young patients it has helped over the past five years. The clinic is a partner with One4Another International, a Canadian-based charity that helps children with birth defects or injuries get on their feet. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Acute Metam Sodium Poisoning Caused by Occupational Exposure at a Flower Farm — Uganda, October 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Anthrax Outbreak At South Sudanese Refugee Camp in Uganda
[East African] A South Sudanese refugee has died from anthrax at a refugee camp in northwestern Uganda, a local official said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Kagadi, Hoima Health Workers Grapple With Cholera Outbreak
[Monitor] Kagadi -The rapid outbreak of cholera, a highly contagious and deadly communicable disease, has strained healthcare workers in Kagadi and Hoima districts in Bunyoro Sub- region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:UHI Corrects Abnormal Heart Beats for 13 Patients in First-Ever Procedure
[Monitor] Doctors at Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) based at Mulago have successfully conducted another specialised heart procedure to correct heart beat illegalities among 13 patients for the first time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Alcohol use in a rural district in Uganda: findings from community-based and facility-based cross-sectional studies - Nalwadda O, Rathod SD, Nakku J, Lund C, Prince M, Kigozi F.
This study aimed to estimate the prev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New study results from Uganda strengthen the case for contraceptive self-injection
(PATH) Results from a PATH study in Uganda, now published in the journal Contraception, show that self-injection of subcutaneous DMPA may help women to continue using injectable contraception longer than women who receive traditional intramuscular injections from providers. Over the course of a 12-month study period, 81 percent of DMPA self-injection participants continued to use the product. Meanwhile, 65 percent of the 600 women who received injections from a health worker continued using the product. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Cholera Kills 40 Congolese in Overcrowded Uganda Refugee Camps
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A cholera outbreak in overcrowded refugee camps in Uganda has killed about 40 people and infected more than 2,000 as health workers rush to stem the spread, aid agencies said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Team Keeps Finding New Virusus - Researcher
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The government response to the 2017 Marburg virus outbreak in Kween District, eastern Uganda cost Shs5.2billion. Most of that money came from donors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Team Keeps Finding New Viruses - Researcher
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The government response to the 2017 Marburg virus outbreak in Kween District, eastern Uganda cost Shs5.2billion. Most of that money came from donors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A pilot study on the management and outcomes of self-poisoning in a rural Ugandan emergency centre - Dissanayake V, Dalka ET, Koh C, Bisanzo M, Brandt RS, Erickson TB, Chamberlain S.
Introduction The Global Emergency Care Collaborative and Nyakibale Hospital in Rukungiri opened the first functional emergency centre in rural Uganda. We investigated decontamination, management and outcomes of poisoned patients in the emergency centre. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The socioeconomic implications of isolated tibial and femoral fractures from road traffic injuries in Uganda - O'Hara NN, Mugarura R, Potter J, Stephens T, Rehavi MM, Francois P, Blachut PA, O'Brien PJ, Mezei A, Beyeza T, Slobogean GP.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the socioeconomic implications of isolated tibial and femoral fractures caused by road traffic injuries in Uganda. METHODS: This prospective longitudinal study included adult patients who were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Global Health: TB Treatment May Leave Some Patients Contagious
Standard doses of two TB drugs were insufficient in African subjects also infected with H.I.V., a study finds. Experts say treatment guidelines should be revised. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Tuberculosis Research Uganda World Health Organization Clinical Infectious Diseases (Journal) Source Type: news

New Digital Libraries Improve Learning at Uganda ’s Health Training Institutions
Pharmacy students in Uganda. Photo by Tommy Trenchard for IntraHealth International.April 06, 2018Thousands of students  now have 24/7 digital access to academic materials thanks to two new digital libraries.Until now, thousands of Uganda ’s medical, nursing, health management, and allied health students had to share a small, cramped library with too few resources for the growing number of students. Many students were simply unable to check out the reference and academic materials needed to study effectively for their coursework an d exams.Through its USAID-fundedStrengthening Human Resources for Health Activity...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: lfreeze Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Refugees Who Fled Violence in Ituri, DRC, Face Disease and Privation in Uganda
[MSF] The attackers wore masks and used axes, machetes, and guns to slaughter civilians in the strife-torn Ituri province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), says Areiti, a mother of seven children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Refugees who fled violence in Ituri, DRC, face disease and privation in Uganda
Field newsRefugees who fled violence in Ituri, DRC, face disease and privation in UgandaApril 05, 2018The attackers wore masks and used axes, machetes, and guns to slaughter civilians in the strife-torn Ituri province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), says Areiti, a mother of seven children.   The morning the violence came to her village of Joo, she had no time to prepare her family ’s escape. “I saw how they were killing people,” the 37-year-old says. “They cut people with axes and they slaughter with machetes. You cannot see them clearly because they are running after you. They...
Source: MSF News - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Uganda:Parents of Nodding Syndrome Rape Survivors Want Justice
[Monitor] Kitgum/Omoro -Parents and guardians of children suffering from nodding syndrome in Kitgum and Omoro districts are demanding for a specialised court to try those who are accused of raping and defiling nodding syndrome patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Mulago Hospital Probes Baby Deaths
[Monitor] Kampala -Mulago hospital has tasked doctors at the Kawempe Referral Hospital to come out with a report on the three babies who died at the facility recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Three Babies Die As Hospital Runs Out of Oxygen
[Monitor] Kampala -At least three babies have died due to lack of oxygen at Kawempe Referral Hospital, which is currently handling Mulago National Referral Hospital's obstetrics and gynecology department. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Registered Nurse ’s Dispatch from Uganda
April 03, 2018In honor of World Health Worker Week 2018, health workers from around the world are telling us what it's really like on the front lines.This week, we ’re featuring personal stories from frontline health workers all over the world. It’s just one of the ways we’re celebratingWorld Health Worker Week 2018.Today ’s post featuresSamalie Kitoleko, a registered nurse who ’s using her story to advocate for policy changes that help the people in her community and in others like it.A registered nurse in UgandaOne day I went to a community to look for a young girl who was nine years —...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Uganda:Joy, Pain as 59-Year - Old Delivers Four Babies
[Monitor] Magadaline Namakula, 59, had given up on giving birth having tried in vain during her earlier years. Her husband of 20 years had divorced her for not conceiving. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:Joy, Pain as 59-Year-Old Delivers Four Babies
[Monitor] Magadaline Namakula, 59, had given up on giving birth having tried in vain during her earlier years. Her husband of 20 years had divorced her for not conceiving. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:Nodding Treatment Centre in Ruins
[Monitor] Kitgum -When the nodding syndrome treatment centre at Tumangu in Akwanga Sub-county, Kitgum District, was set up, residents hoped that it would bring services closer to the affected children who were trekking for several kilometres for medication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:House Approves Shs 1.2b for Nodding Disease
[Monitor] Parliament -Parliament has approved a supplementary budget of Shs1.2b to help victims weakened by the mysterious nodding syndrome in Northern Uganda despite Shs73m advanced earlier this year not being unaccounted for. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Uganda Tackles Obesity, Malnutrition and Stunting
[East African] The number of children suffering stunting has reduced but overall malnutrition still remains high, the final Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016 report by the Uganda National Bureau of Statistics shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Double danger: The peril of childbirth for women with rheumatic heart disease
(Case Western Reserve University) Women of childbearing age who suffer from Rheumatic Heart Disease in low- to moderate-income countries like Uganda face a double danger: Increased risk of complications during pregnancy -- including death -- while also bearing a cultural burden and expectation that they'll become mothers.That was among the findings in a recent study led by researcher Allison Webel, an assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Floods Trigger Cholera Crisis for Thousands
[CAJ News] Kampala -THOUSANDS of Ugandans rendered homeless by recent floods are living under dire conditions and at risk of a cholera crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Anger Over Fake Hepatitis B Vaccine
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -More Ugandans are infected with Hepatitis B than HIV, the virus which causes the dreaded AIDS. And both infections are spread the same way - through blood and other body fluids. Unlike HIV which destroys the immune system and opens up the sufferer to myriad infections, Hepatitis destroys the liver. And it generally kills faster than AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Uganda Spends U.S.$450 Million a Year on Imported Drugs
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda spends $450m (Shs1.6 trillion) on pharmaceutical imports annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Uganda Making Strides With HIV-Free Babies
[Observer] Baby Rahumah, now seven months old, is among hundreds of babies born by HIV-positive mothers in the country but are declared HIV-negative at their second birthday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news