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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. 

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