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    • Endomyocardial fibrosis in Uganda (Davies' disease). Part II: An epidemiologic, clinical, and pathologic study 

      Connor, Daniel H.; Somers, Krishna; Hutt, Michael S.R.; Manion, William C.; D'Arbela, Paul G. (Elsevier - American Heart Journal, 1968)
      Endomyocardial fibrosis in Uganda (Davies' disease) is a common type of fatal heart disease in the autopsy population at Mulago Hospital. During this study, endomyocardial fibrosis caused 25 per cent (1665) of deaths from ...
    • Familial Cases of Endomyocardial Fibrosis in Uganda 

      Patel, Ashvin K.; Ziegler, John L.; D'Arbela, Paul G.; Somers, Krishna (Br Med J - The BMJ, 1971)
      This report describes nine cases of endomyocardial fibrosis occurring in four families. All patients came from Rwanda or South-western Uganda, and five had tropical splenomegaly syndrome as well. It seems likely that genetic ...
    • Survival after first presentation with endomyocardial fibrosis 

      D'Arbela, Paul G.; Mutazindwa, T.; Patel, Ashvin K.; Somers, Krishna (British Heart Journal, 1972)
      Forty-six cases of necropsy endomyocardial fibrosis are analysed and presented with the objective of determining their prognosis after first symptoms of the disease. Survival from first symptoms ranged from 12 days to 12 ...
    • Endomyocardial fibrosis and eosinophilia 

      Patel, Ashvin K.; D'Arbela, Paul G.; Somers, Krishna (British Heart Journal, 1977)
      Absolute eosinophil counts were assessed in 15 African patients with proven endomyocardial fibrosis. Though the mean eosinophil count in patients with endomyocardial fibrosis was higher compared with the normals reported ...
    • The Pattern of Cancer in Kampala, Uganda 

      Kakande, Ignatius; Ekwaro, Lawrence; Obote, W. Wiam; NassaLi, Gorreti; Kakande, Irene Rarban; Kabuye, S. (The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), 2001)
      This study on the pattern of cancer in Kampala is based on data collected from 2246 patients at Mulago Hospital and 355 patients at St. Francis Hospital Nsambya, between January 1995 and December 1998. All diagnoses were ...
    • An Overview Cancer Management And Prevention In Africa 

      Kakande, Ignatius (The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), 2001)
    • Assessment of a Pilot Antiretroviral Drug Therapy Programme in Uganda: Patients' Response, Survival, and Drug Resistance 

      Weidle, J Paul; Malamba, Samuel; Mwebaze, Raymond; Sozi, Catherine; Rukundo, Gideon; Downing, Robert; Hanson, Debra; Ochola, Dorothy; Mugyenyi, Peter; Mermin, Jonathan; Samb, Badara; Lackritz, Eve (Elsevier, 2002-07-06)
      Background Little is known about how to implement antiretroviral treatment programmes in resource-limited countries. We assessed the UNAIDS/Uganda Ministry of Health HIV Drug Access Initiative—one of the first pilot ...
    • Grand narratives of the Great Lakes Region of Africa and their contribution to the current conflicts 

      Ngabirano, Maximiano (Mtafiti Mwafrika (African Researcher), 2003)
      The strategy of this paper is to draw attention to the influence of narrative and group identities to the current conflicts of the Great Lakes Region. It argues that past memories, passed over to the present generation ...
    • Competing Demands and Limited Resources in the Context of War, Poverty and Disease: the Case of Lacor Hospital 

      Accorsi, Sandro; Corrado, Bruno; Massimo, Fabiani; Iriso, Robert; Nattabi, Barbara; Ayella Odong, Emintone; Ogwang, Martin; Onek, Paul Awil; Pido, Bongomin; Declich, Silvia (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2003)
      Difficult choices have to be made among competing demands for health care in the context of severely limited resources and persistent humanitarian crisis prevailing in Northern Uganda. In particular, the challenge of a ...
    • Development of Phenotypic and Genotypic Resistance to Antiretroviral Therapy in the UNAIDS HIV Drug Access Initiative – Uganda 

      Weidlea, J. Paul; Downingb, Robert; Sozic, Catherine; Mwebaze, Raymond; Rukundo, Gideon; Malamba, Samuel; Respessa, Richard; Hertogsf, Kurt; Larderg, Brendan; Ochola, Dorothy; Mermin, Jonathan; Badara Sambk, Badara; Lackritz, Eve (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2003-07)
      Objective: We describe phenotypic drug resistance, response to therapy, and geno-typic mutations among HIV-infected patients in Uganda taking antiretroviral medica-tions for ≥ 90 days who had a viral load ≥ 1000 ...
    • All That Glitters is Not “Macroeconomics” 

      Cattaneo, Adriano (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2003-12)
      Despite many problems, the Report on Macroeconomics and Health is an important document. It re-launches the role of the WHO, which in itself is a good thing, as the WHO is an organisation potentially more independent and ...
    • Selective Salary Reward for Health Workers: Realistic or a Distortion? 

      Kanyesigye, Edward K. (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2003-12)
      Uganda’s civil service is perhaps one of those with some of the lowest salaries in the world. This has remained the case in spite of improvements in the pay package over the last decade. Staff working in the delivery of ...
    • Health Workers Demand for Better Pay 

      Mungherera, Margaret (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2003-12)
      hough the recent health reforms which include decentralisation of health services and creation of ‘minihospitals’ at every sub-county indicate that Government is committed to improving the state of health services in this ...
    • Unrest Over Health Sector Remuneration: What is the Problem? 

      Mugisha, John Francis (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2003-12)
      Employee unrest over remuneration in the Ugandan health sector is an old problem. Although salaries have been increasing since 1990, the country has witnessed more strikes in this period than before. In fact, one has the ...
    • Building Social Capital for Health Information 

      Okuonzi Agatre, Sam (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2003-12)
      The concept of “social capital” has been re-engineered to reflect the level and use of knowledge within society. It includes the extent to which society can create, innovate and use knowledge. This new understanding of ...
    • Economic Impact of Lacor Hospital on the Surrounding Area 

      Maniple, Everd; Akello, Evelyn; Asio, Salome; Auma, Vento; Kazibwe, Francis; Lule, Haruna; Corrado, Bruno; Odaga, John (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2003-12)
      The health care industry is an important contributor to the economy, especially to that of the area surrounding health institutions. This effect is even more marked in the case of rural facilities. At national level, it ...
    • Health Inequalities Within a Nation: a Review of Two New Theories 

      Maciocco, Gavino (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2003-12)
      What policies and values influence inequalities of health of individuals and populations? There are two main interpretations: a “materialist”, and “psycho-social” (Coburn D, 2000). It is suggested that the more a regime ...
    • A Review of Human Resource for Health in Uganda 

      Matsiko, Charles Wycliffe; Kiwanuka, Julie (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2003-12)
      The importance of human resources in health systems needs not to be over-emphasised. Expenditure on health workers forms a significant proportion of total health expenditure in many countries. In order to effectively ...
    • How Should Doctors Be Paid? Lessons From Theory and Practice 

      Ogwang, Peter O. (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2003-12)
      For long now, doctors in Uganda have been complaining that their terms of service, particularly remuneration, are not commensurate with the years that they spend training and the amount of work that they do. This issue has ...
    • Costing Health Services in Lacor Hospital 

      Murru, Maurizio; Corrado, Bruno; Odaga, John; Ahairwe, Denis; Akulu, Ernesta; Bavcar, Alessandro; Bonane, Emmanuel; Kirunda, David; Mwesezi, Henry; Nagujja, Angela; Ndindayino, Kalire (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2003-12)
      Health institutions all over the world are troubled by the intractable problems of shrinking resources and increasing demands for good quality services. Private-Not-For-Profit (PNFP) health units face even more serious ...