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The Tuberculosis Suspicion Index Uganda’s Greater Northern Region

 

Aside from one respondent who asserted that “people quickly see that that one has TB or not”, the quote which opens this briefing exemplifies the general feeling among respondents in a CPAR Uganda Ltd (CPAR) qualitative investigation into pulmonary TB (PTB) that there is insufficient understanding of PTB generally among communities in the greater northern region of Uganda; a region which includes: Karamoja, Lango, Acholi and West Nile sub-regions.

The insufficient understanding of PTB among communities in the greater northern region, according to CPAR investigation respondents for the region, includes communities not knowing what causes PTB. “I have a question, what actually causes TB”, in fact, asked a CPAR investigation respondent who participated in the investigation’s focus group discussion (FGD) for northern region. 

CPAR conducted its qualitative investigation into TB in Uganda as part of the TWENDE research and advocacy project that was funded by the EDCTP, under its second programme, EDCTP2, that was funded by Horizon 2020 European Union Funding for Research and innovations.

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Tuberculosis: Working to Empower the Nations’ Diagnostic Efforts (TWENDE)
Disclaimer: This is among the products of the TWENDE project that is part of the EDCTP2 programme supported by the European Union.  Whereas, the EDCTP Association and the European Union provided funding for the TWENDE Project, the views herein expressed are not necessarily those of the EDCTP Association or those of the European Union.