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    • Determining Staffing Levels and Mix of UCMB Affiliated Hospitals 

      Namaganda, Grace (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-12)
      Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) affiliated hospitals, like many other health institutions, are stressed by limited resources and increasing costs. This calls for a need to finance the increasing costs through efficiency ...
    • Health Inequity In Uganda: The Role Of Financial And Non-Financial Barriers 

      Odaga, John (2004)
      Inequality in health is known to be rampant among different socio-economic groups, with the poor typically suffering more ill-health and facing greater economic cost of ill-health than the rich. Yet a number of other ...
    • 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, ...
    • 50 Years of Cuamm's Passion: What More Needs To Te Done To Tackle Inequity? 

      Okuonzi, Sam Agatre (2004)
      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), ...
    • Reduction of User Fees in the Private-Not-For-Profit Hospitals in Uganda: Implications for Equity and Sustainability 

      Mugisha, John (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-12)
      While the reduction of user fees was not seriously contested as a big step towards equity and evidence of faithfulness to their mission, many private-not-for-profit (PNFP) hospitals dragged their feet in implementing these ...
    • Health Policy and Development 

      Tamburlini, Giorgio; Garofolo, Burlo (2004)
      To promote health equity is to address a great deal of inequities in society. It is not easy but it can be done. It requires that an upstream action is taken. This action consists of eight steps: analyse inequity, act on ...
    • Export Health Workers? For Uganda, An Indecent Proposal Until… 

      Maniple, Everd (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-12)
      This paper challenges the decision by the Government of Uganda to export health workers to developed countries. It argues that while the Ugandan National Health Policy emphasises strengthening the numbers of health personnel ...
    • Do Affordable Fees Really Matter? The Case of Nkozi Hospital 

      Mabirizi, David (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-12)
      This paper looks at the pervasive problem of low utilisation of health units for maternal and other reproductive health services. It gives one example of how a poorly performing institution made a turn-around and, driven ...
    • Measuring Patient Satisfaction in UCMB Health Institutions 

      Lochoro, Peter (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-12)
      There is growing interest to measure patient satisfaction and collect the views of patients about the services they use. Satisfaction is essential if we have to get people utilize services, comply with treatments and improve ...
    • General practice patients treated for substance use problems: across-national observational study in Belgium 

      Wanyama, Simeon; Boffin, Nicole; Antoine, Jerome; Moreels, Sarah; Ridder, Karin De; Peremans, Lieve; Vanmeerbeek, Marc; Van Casteren, Viviane (2016)
      General Practitioners (GPs) are well placed to care for patients with (chronic) substance use problems. This pilot was carried out to study the feasibility and usefulness of a continuous surveillance of substance use ...
    • Innovative Approaches to Community Mobilisation Forimmunisation in Maracha Health Sub District, Arua District 

      Driwale, Alfred (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-12)
      For years, the vaccination coverage for the indicator doses (DPT3) in Maracha Health Sub-District (HSD) have not reached the 80% target set by the Ministry of health. The Health Sub District management team brainstormed ...
    • History and Evolution of Public Procurement Reforms in Uganda 

      Wanyama, Simeon (2016)
      This chapter discusses the history and evolution of public procurement in Uganda and presents a thorough review of the laws and regulations, audit and investigation reports, as well as the opinions of the practitioners ...
    • Inequalities in Medical Research and Development: The Case of Neglected Diseases 

      Cicciò, Luigi (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-12)
      According to the World Health Report 2002, preventable or treatable infectious and parasitic diseases are the primary causes of death worldwide. The limited availability of appropriate drugs to treat these diseases is a ...
    • International Recruitment of Health Workers to the UK: A Report for DFID 

      Buchan, James; Dovlo, Delanyo (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-12)
      Whilst the issue of international migration of health workers is sometimes presented as a one-way linear "brain drain", the dynamics of international mobility, migration and recruitment of health workers re complex, covering ...
    • Building Scientific Literacy in HIV/AIDS Education: A case study of Uganda 

      Mutonyi, Harriet; Nielsen, Wendy; Nashon, Samson (2007)
      The term scientific literacy is defined differently in different contexts. The term literacy simply refers to the ability for one to read and write, but recent studies in language literacy have extended this definition. ...
    • Defining Equity in Health 

      Braveman, Paula (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-12)
      For purposes of measurement and operationalisation, equity in health is the absence of systematic disparities in health (or in the major social determinants of health) between groups with different levels of underlying ...
    • Perceptual Influence of Ugandan Biology Students’ Understanding of HIV/AIDS 

      Mutonyi, Harriet; Nashon, Samson; Nielsen, Wendy S. (2010)
      In Uganda, curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS has largely depended on public and private media messages about the disease. Media campaigns based on Uganda’s cultural norms of communication are metaphorical, analogical and ...
    • Is DDT Safe? Considering Its Use For Malaria Control in Uganda 

      Tren, Richard; Urbach, Jasson; Zambone, Jennifer; Bate, Roger (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-08)
      The insecticide DDT has been very successfully used for many years in malaria control programmes around the world. We assess the validity of the allegations that DDT is harmful to human health and the environment and find ...
    • Trends of Reported HIV Sexual Risk Behaviour and HIV Incidence among Fisher folk in Uganda Receiving Clinic-based Routine HIV Counseling and Testing 

      Ndibazza, Juliet; Bahemuka, Ubaldo Mushabe; Abaasa, Andrew; Ruzagira, Eugene; Kibengo, Freddie Mukasa; Asiki, Gershim; Mulondo, Jerry; Price, Matthew Andrew; Fast, Patricia; Kamali, Anatoli (2009)
      HIV counseling and testing (HCT) has been shown to reduce HIV risk behavior and is central to HIV prevention programs. We investigated risk behavior and HIV incidence Trends in a fisher folk cohort on Lake Victoria, Uganda. ...
    • The Northern Uganda War: The “Small Conflict” That Became the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis 

      Rodriguez, Carlos (Uganda Martyrs University, Department of Health Sciences, 2004-08)
      Acholi land was once known as the breadbasket of Uganda, but it is now the poorest part of the country. More than 900,000 people (over 80%) in the districts of Gulu, Kitgum and Pader are displaced, living in camps and ...