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    • 50 Years of Cuamm's Passion: What More Needs to be Done to Tackle Inequity? 

      Okuonzi, Sam Agatre (2004-03)
      Established over fifty years ago, CUAMM, an abbreviation for Collegio Universitario Aspiranti Medici Missionari, or University College for Aspiring Missionary Doctors is a humanitarian non-governmental organization (NGO), ...
    • Adherence to Laboratory Findings in the Management of Malaria in The High and Low Transmission Areas of Nakasongola and Kabalore Districts of Uganda 

      Nanyingi, Miisa (2008)
      Malaria is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Africa today. It is estimated that a single bout of malaria in Africa costs a sum equivalent to earning for over ten working days. In Uganda, more than 95% ...
    • Agricultural Biotechnology for Developing Countries 

      Raney, Terri (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-08)
      The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in "The State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04", examines the potential of agricultural biotechnology to address the current and future needs of the world's poor ...
    • AIDS, Primary Health Care and Poverty 

      Murru, Maurizio (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-04)
      This paper analyzes the complex interrelation between poverty and AIDS. Poverty, in its many and diverse aspects and with its many and diverse consequences, creates a fertile breeding ground for the expansion of HIV/AIDS. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Anthelminthic treatment during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of infantile eczema: randomised-controlled trial results 

      Mpairwe, Harriet; Webb, Emily L; Muhangi, Lawrence; Ndibazza, Juliet; Akishule, Denise; Nampijja, Margaret; Ngom-wegi, Sophy; Tumusime, Josephine; Jones, Frances M; Fitzsimmons, Colin; Dunne, David W.; Muwanga, Moses; Rodrigues, Laura C.; Elliott, Alison M (John Wiley & Sons A/S, 2011)
      Background: Allergy is commoner in developed than in developing countries. Chronic worm infections show inverse associations with allergy, and prenatal exposures may be critical to allergy risk. Objective: To determine ...
    • Antiretrovirals are Coming to Africa: Are you Ready? 

      Blyth, Mike (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-04)
      International agencies are beginning a rapid scaling up of antiretroviral distribution programs in Africa. Some are particularly looking for "faith-based organizations" (FBOs) as partners. The new initiatives may offer ...
    • Application of workload indicators of staffing needs (WISN) in determining health workers' requirements for Mityana general hospital, Uganda 

      Govule, Philip; Mugisha, John Francis; Katongole, Simon Peter; Bikaitwoha, Maniple Evard; Nanyingi, Miisa; Anguyo, Robert; Onzima, DDM (International Journal of Public Health Research, 2015-08-30)
      With reducing number of health workers amidst increasing disease burden, ever increasing population and limited resources, health systems are faced with challenges of providing adequate and quality health care globally. ...
    • ARV Treatment in Poor Settings: the State of the Art 

      Cicciò, Luigi (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-04)
      Universal access to antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) has created enormous debate and controversy in developing countries. But it seems to be a more feasible prospect by the day. Prices of ARVs have dramatically come down, and ...
    • Assessing Risk of HIV and Hepatitis C among People who Inject Drugs in East Africa: Findings From a Rapid Assessment 

      Platt, Lucy; Stengel, Camille; Nkurunziza, Menus; Muhangi, Denis; Byansi, Peter; Wandiembe, Peter; Busago, Andre; Bitira, David; Mundia, Bernard; Onesmus, Mlewa; Rhodes, Tim (Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 2019)
      Rapid assessment cross-sectional surveys and qualitative interviews were conducted among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Burundi and Uganda, as well as key informants working with drug users, to assess risk associated ...
    • Assessing the external validity of a randomized controlled trial of anthelminthics in mothers and their children in Entebbe, Uganda 

      Millard, James D; Muhangi, Lawrence; Sewankambo, Moses; Ndibazza, Juliet; Elliott, Alison M; Webb, Emily L (BioMed Central, 2014)
      The ‘external validity’ of randomized controlled trials is an important measure of quality, but is often not formally assessed. Trials concerning mass drug administration for helminth control are likely to guide public health ...
    • Association between malaria exposure and Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus seropositivity in Uganda 

      Nalwoga, Angela; Cose, Stephen; Wakeham, Katie; Miley, Wendell; Ndibazza, Juliet; Drakeley, Christopher; Elliott, Alison M; Whitby, Denise; Newton, Robert (John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2015)
      Objective: Unlike other herpes viruses, Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus (KSHV) is not ubiquitous worldwide and is most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. The reasons for this are unclear. As part of a wider investigation ...
    • Associations Between Maternal Helminth and Malaria Infections in Pregnancy and Clinical Malaria in the Offspring: A Birth Cohort in Entebbe, Uganda 

      Ndibazza, Juliet; Webb, Emily L; Lule, Swaib; Mpairwe, Harriet; Akello, Miriam; Oduru, Gloria; Kizza, Moses; Akurut, Helen; Muhangi, Lawrence; Magnussen, Pascal; Vennervald, Birgitte J.; Elliott, Alison M (Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2013)
      Helminth and malaria coinfections are common in the tropics. We investigated the hypothesis that prenatal exposure to these parasites might influence susceptibility to malaria in childhood. Methods. In a birth cohort of ...
    • Autonomy of Apex Hospitals in Uganda: Too Little, Too Slow 

      Akello, Evelyn (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-04)
      Hospital Autonomy, a sustained and purposeful change to improve the efficiency, equity and effectiveness of the health sector has been initiated to improve publicly-owned hospitals which, in many developing countries, ...
    • The Bamako Initiative Was Not About Money 

      Paganini, Agostino (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-04)
      The Bamako Initiative (BI) was a pragmatic strategy to implement primary health care (PHC) in the era of economic structural adjustment. Championed by UNICEF’s charismatic leader, James Grant, it sought to fill the gap ...
    • Bhopal 20 Years on: Globalization and Corporate Responsibility 

      Murru, Maurizio (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-12)
      The year 2004 marks the 20th anniversary of the worst industrial disaster in human history. Some 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate leaked from a tank at the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) chemical pesticide plant in Bhopal, ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Challenges of Managing Government-seconded Health Workers in Private Not-for-profit Health Facilities of Kibaale District, Uganda 

      Bikaitwoha, Everd Maniple; Barugahara, Peter; Mugisha, John Francis (Uganda Martyrs University Press, 2008-12)
      Private health care providers are an important component of pluralistic national health systems. In Uganda, the public-private partnership for health (PPPH) has led to the government assisting the private health sector ...
    • Common Medical Errors and Error Reporting Systems in Selected Hospitals of Central Uganda 

      Katongole, Simon Peter; Anguyo, Robert DDM Onzima; Nanyingi, Miisa; Nakiwala, Stella Regina (International Journal of Public Health Research, 2015-08-30)
      Medical errors are under studied in the developing world, therefore, this study set out to identify common errors committed during provision of health care and error management systems in the hospitals with reference to ...
    • Communities’ Willingness to Pay for Healthcare in Public Health Facilities of Nakasongola District, Uganda 

      Dakoye, Damali; Anguyo, Robert Onzima; Govule, Philip; Katongole, Simon Peter; Ayiko, Rogers; Nabyonga-Orem, Juliet (International Journal of Public Health Research, 2015-08-20)
      Poor countries continue to register decreasing revenue to finance health care amidst rising demand with consequently growing out of pocket expenditure on health exceeding 35% of the total health care expenditure; this ...