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"If he could speak, he would be able to point out who does those things to him": Experiences of violence and access to child protection among children with disabilities in Uganda and Malawi - Banks LM, Kelly SA, Kyegombe N, Kuper H, Devries K.
INTRODUCTION: There is growing evidence that children with disabilities face an increased risk of violence globally. While child protection mechanisms to prevent and respond to violence-including formal government systems and more informal programmes and a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

3 Ways the United Nations Is Helping the World (and 2 Ways It Can ’t)
Former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold once remarked that the UN “was created not to lead mankind to heaven but to save humanity from hell.” Put another (less poetic) way, the UN is better at helping the world cope with crises than at preventing or ending them. This week’s UN General Assembly has confirmed as much; here, five global challenges the UN can, and can’t solve: 1. North Korea Let’s begin with something the UN can do very little to resolve: the North Korea standoff. There are three reasons for that. First, the “carrot” the UN wields—the lifting of economic sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized risk report Source Type: news

Rural Uganda Gets a Health Worker Boost
September 21, 2017The sight of serene hills stretching into the horizon calmed my nerves as we snaked our way through steep and narrow dirt roads deep in Buhweju district, in South Western Uganda, 319 kilometers from the capital, Kampala.  Suddenly, it dawned on me why this district is considered “hard to reach” as I imagined what it would be like to traverse the same ground during a rainstorm or at night.It ’s here that I meet Janet Alupo, 20, an operating theatre assistant at Nsika Health Center IV who plans to take this same journey—plus an additional 332 kilometers—every three months ...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: lfreeze Source Type: news

Uganda: To Improve Services, Ministers Should Go to Naguru Hospital
[Observer] Following persistent reports of corruption in government health facilities, particularly at Naguru hospital, the minister of state for Health in charge of General Duties, Sarah Opendi, took it upon herself to find out the truth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence, circumstances, and management of acute pesticide poisoning in hospitals in Kampala City, Uganda - Ssemugabo C, Halage AA, Neebye RM, Nabankema V, Kasule MM, Ssekimpi D, J ørs E.
This study was aimed at assessing prevalence, circumstance, and management of acute pesticide poisoning in hospitals in Kampala. It was a retrospective cross-sectional study that involved reviewing of 739 poisoning patient records from 5 hospitals in Kampa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Uganda: 100,000 Girls At Risk of Genital Mutilation - UNFPA Official
[Monitor] Kapchorwa -An estimated 100,000 girls in Sebei and Karamoja sub-regions are at risk of undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Should Curb Blood Shortage
[Monitor] The revelation that eight people in Fort Portal, Kabarole District and two children in Moroto District have died as a result of blood shortage is not only disheartening, but also scary. The Kabarole District health officer, Dr Richard Mugahi, attributed the blood shortage at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital to closure of schools whose students are major donors. In Moroto, the management of the region's referral hospital said the shortage was just one of the several challenges that the facility faces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: At 108, Iganga Man Still Going Strong
[Monitor] Iganga -At 108 years, Mr Sefatia Kyirongero, a resident of Busowobi Village in Nakigo Sub-county, Iganga District, is believed to be one of the oldest people in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Research Partnerships for Scaling Up Mental Health Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
The NIMH Office of Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health and the NIMH-funded Strengthening Mental Health and Research Training in Africa (SMART) project hosted the first meeting of the Scale-Up Hubs in Kampala, Uganda. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Arrested Health Worker a Quack - State House
[Monitor] Kampala -One of the suspects who was arrested at Naguru-China Friendship Hospital after asking the State Minister for Health, Ms Sarah Opendi, for a bribe, has been masquerading as a laboratory technologist for six years without any qualifications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Research Partnerships for Scaling Up Mental Health Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
The NIMH Office of Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health and the NIMH-funded Strengthening Mental Health and Research Training in Africa (SMART) project hosted the first meeting of the Scale-Up Hubs in Kampala, Uganda. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Effects of teaching health care workers on diagnosis and treatment of pesticide poisonings in Uganda - Sibani C, Jessen KK, Tekin B, Nabankema V, J ørs E.
This study describes how training of health care workers in Uganda affects their ability to diagnose and manage acute pesticide pois... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Uganda: Non-Communicable Diseases Take Center Stage At Doctors Conference
[Observer] As Uganda strives to attain middle-income status, medical practitioners have noted with concern the need for a healthy and productive population to drive development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: New HIV Treatment Model to Reduce Hospital Crowds
[Observer] Health officials have advised people living with HIV to embrace the Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) model that aims at treating HIV infections, reducing overcrowding at health centres and long waiting hours, as well as encouraging patients' adherence to drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Residents Resist Polio Immunisation
[Monitor] Amolatar -The Amolatar District acting health officer, Mr Alex Ogwal, has said many residents rejected the mass polio immunisation exercise that ended on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Generic (Scientific) » Research Partnerships for Scaling Up Mental Health Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
The NIMH Office of Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health and the NIMH-funded Strengthening Mental Health and Research Training in Africa (SMART) project hosted the first meeting of the Scale-Up Hubs in Kampala, Uganda. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

French Montana Reflects on Why ‘Unforgettable’ Will “Last Forever”
French Montana has been rapping for over a decade. But it’s only now, with his inescapable hit “Unforgettable” featuring Swae Lee, that the Moroccan-born, Bronx-raised artist is finally finding his place in the sun. Montana’s mantra is to follow the feeling, wherever that may lead. In the case of “Unforgettable,” it took him on a 30-hour flight to Uganda, where he tracked down a kids’ dance troupe he discovered while surfing the web searching for African music. Montana decided to feature them in his music video, spawning a viral dance challenge on social media—and giving him,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized french montana Music rap Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Should Improve Health Workers Welfare
[Monitor] Daily Monitor yesterday carried a story that many health workers deployed to rural health centres in the districts of Ntungamo, Mbarara, Sheema, and Kabale have difficulty getting a roof over their heads. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Polio Vaccine Drive Targets Refugees, Host Communities
[East African] As part of efforts to minimise a possible recurrence of polio in Uganda, the Ministry of Health will conduct a door-to-door vaccination drive for all children in communities hosting refugees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Joins Trial on Injectable HIV Preventive Drug
[East African] After successfully piloting a study that showed an oral drug taken by HIV negative persons can reduce their risk of infection before exposure, Uganda will experiment with an injectable version of the same drug. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Invest in Health Systems by Investing in Health Workers
September 08, 2017A new report provides the first quantitative estimates of the value of stronger health systems —and the lives they can save. In 2012, the US Agency for International Development set an ambitious but critical goal: to save the lives of 15 million children and 600,000 mothers between 2012 and 2020. To achieve this goal, the agency is investing in efforts to strengthen local health systems.These efforts are the central focus of the 2017Acting on the Call report, which quantifies what many in the global health sector know intuitively —stronger health systems lead to more widely available, hig...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Workers Live in Wards With Patients
[Monitor] Western Uganda -Many health workers deployed in rural health centres in Ntungamo, Mbarara, Sheema, Kabale, and other districts lack accommodation at their work stations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda to Get Dedicated Fistula Hospital
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -There are plans to set up a specialized hospital in Uganda to treat the increasing number of women who succumb to fistula. The Terrewode Hospital& Rehabilitation Center will also serve as a centre of excellence and a demonstration facility for surgical training programmes that will offer psychosocial rehabilitation for fistula survivors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: UNAIDS Representative Tells Pastors to Stop Claiming HIV/Aids Cures
[Monitor] Some religious leaders who claim to heal HIV/Aids infected people through prayers are jeopardising efforts to reduce the spread of the disease, especially in developing countries like Uganda, a United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) top official has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: HIV Infection Soars in 11 Districts
[Monitor] Kampala -New cases of HIV infections are on the rise in eastern region, a trend that could jeopardize Uganda's goals to eliminate the epidemic by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: HIV Now On Decline in Uganda
[East African] Uganda's HIV prevalence has declined to six per cent from 7.3 per cent in 2011, preliminary results of a nationwide survey released by the Ministry of Health show. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 31, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Whatever Happened To ... Those Farmers Who Needed Shoes?
It was a mystery: How did farmers in Uganda contract a nightmare illness? A researcher found the answer. What's the best way to help them?(Image credit: Christine Kihembo/ASTMH & AJTMH) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

Childhood safety education in rural Uganda (Safety-2016 abstract #706) - Nakabugo MG, Swanson M, Schneider O, Schwebel DC.
Background Rural Uganda is an especially hazardous environment for children with limited parental supervision, open fires, speeding traffic, sharp farm tools, and flowing rivers. Effective safety education has the potential to reduce injury risk among this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Developing formal degree programs to enhance capacity for injury prevention and control in low- and middle-income countries: a case study from Uganda (Safety-2016 abstract #28) - Kobusingye O, Bachani AM, Hyder AA.
Background Despite the high burden of injuries, in many developing countries there is limited supply of trained human resources for practice and research in injury prevention. Formal degree programs are one way of building capacity, but are lacking in LMIC... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

East Africa: Kenya Women Having Fewest Children in East Africa
[East African] Kenyan women are having the lowest number of children in East Africa, translating to smaller family sizes compared to their counterparts in Burundi and Uganda, which are leading the region's child bearing race. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Poultry Ban Lifted, but Some Restrictions Remain
[East African] Kenya plans to institute tough measures on imports of poultry products from Uganda even as it lifted restrictions imposed in January following an outbreak of bird flu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Rebrands Female Condoms to Make Them Attractive to Men
[Deutsche Welle] Many Ugandan men refuse women, who use female condoms. Unlike male condoms, they say female condoms look unpleasant, bulky, less lubricated and noisy. But that's about to change due to an attractive new brand. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Alert as Two Test Postive
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda has been placed on high alert as the Ministry of Health investigates and monitors suspected cases of the deadly Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in the central districts of Kiboga and Nakaseke. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rapid diagnostic test helps distinguish between severe and uncomplicated malaria in Africa
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Working at a health center in rural Uganda, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrated for the first time the potential of using a low-cost, routinely available rapid diagnostic test to distinguish between severe and uncomplicated malaria in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

School staff perpetration of physical violence against students in Uganda: a multilevel analysis of risk factors - Merrill KG, Knight L, Glynn JR, Allen E, Naker D, Devries KM.
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a multilevel analysis of risk factors for physical violence perpetration by school staff against Ugandan students. DESIGN: Multilevel logistic regression analysis of cross-sectional survey data from 499 staff and 828 caregiver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'Nurture the sprouting bud; do not uproot it'. using saving groups to save for maternal and newborn health: lessons from rural Eastern Uganda - Ekirapa-Kiracho E, Paina L, Muhumuza Kananura R, Mutebi A, Jane P, Tumuhairwe J, Tetui M, Kiwanuka SN.
BACKGROUND: Saving groups are increasingly being used to save in many developing countries. However, there is limited literature about how they can be exploited to improve maternal and newborn health. OBJECTIVES: This paper describes saving practic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Declared Free From Bird Flu
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in conjunction with the ministry of health on Saturday announced that the country is free from bird flu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Makes Significant Progress in National HIV Response
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Findings under the Uganda Population HIV Impact assessment survey conducted last year indicate that Uganda's Hiv prevalence has dropped from 7.3% to 6.0%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: New Cancer Machine Not the Best, Says Doctor
[Observer] Dr Ekwaro Obuku, the general secretary of the Uganda Medical Association, says the new Cobalt-60 cancer machine for radiotherapy services, which arrived at Mulago national referral hospital on Wednesday is not the best for cancer patients since it uses old technology, has many side effects and treats fewer patients per day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Cancer Machine Arrives, to Start Work in October
[Observer] Cancer patients in need of radiotherapy treatment can breathe a sigh of relief after the long-awaited Cobalt-60 machine finally arrived at Mulago hospital on Wednesday this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: HIV Prevalence Higher in Women Than Men
[Monitor] According to the 2016 Uganda population HIV/Aids Impact Assessment (UPHIA) survey, the adult HIV prevalence is higher among women at 7.5 per cent compared to 4.3 per cent among men. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: More Than 200 Kibaale Residents Battling Elephantiasis Disease
[Monitor] Kibaale -More than 200 people in Kibaale District are struggling with podoconiosis also known as nonfilarial elephantiasis which has left them in abject poverty and misery as they are stigmatised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Sex Workers Embrace Night HIV/Aids Testing Campaign
[Monitor] Kakumiro/Kagadi -After divorcing her husband in February 2013, Agatha (not real name), left her village and started living in Igayaza Trading Centre in Birembo Sub-county on the Kakumiro-Hoima Road in Kakumiro District. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Stepping Up Male Circumcision to Fight HIV
[Deutsche Welle] Male circumcision is said to reduce a man's risk of contracting HIV by 60 percent. Uganda is making an effort to revive these procedures, which recently went into decline. Frank Yiga reports from Kampala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Uganda: Revenue Authority Denies Holding Onto Cancer Machine
[Observer] Uganda Revenue Authority has denied claims that it is delaying clearance of the radiotherapy machine which was expected to be unveiled at the Uganda Cancer Institute this morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Neonatal Death Rate On the Rise
[Observer] More young mothers are increasingly failing to take care of their newborns, which has led to an increase in cases of neonatal mortality in Uganda, warns medical experts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Stepping up Male Circumcision to Fight HIV
[Deutsche Welle] Male circumcision is said to reduce a man's risk of contracting HIV by 60% Uganda is making an effort to revive this procedures, which went into decline because of a lack of equipment. Frank Yiga reports from Kampala. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Karamojong adolescents in Tororo, Uganda: life events, adjustment problems, and protective factors - Eggum-Wilkens ND, Zhang L, Farago F.
The Karamojong people of Uganda are marginalized and likely to have difficult lives. Research is needed to understand Karamojong children's challenges, adjustment, and resiliency to help guide interventions and policies to improve their lives. Thus, 18 Kar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Local Councillors Divided Over Taxing Traditional Healers
[Monitor] Mubende -Mubende District councillors have clashed over a plan to tax traditional healers operating in the district, starting this financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news