Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights of Teenagers Neglected

"I have been part of the many people advocating for better sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of teenagers. The issue is deep rooted in our negligence as a country in handling SRHR of teenagers. They get pregnant because the country doesn't allow them to access modern family planning methods even though it is well known that many of them are already sexually active.

Use of GeneXpert in Northern Uganda

The “gold standard has to be the GeneXpert” asserted respondents in CPAR Uganda’s qualitative investigation into pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). GeneXpert machines facilitate diagnosis of TB. As of 2010 GeneXpert is a World Health Organisation recommended technology for detecting TB. The Uganda National TB and Leprosy Control Programme (NTLP), in its current strategic plan, recommend the … Continue reading Use of GeneXpert in Northern Uganda

Prevalence of TB in Northern Uganda

The Ministry of Health, in its 2015 publication: “The National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey, 2014-2015 Survey Report,” estimates Uganda’s national tuberculosis (TB) prevalence rate at 253/100,000; an estimated 87,000 TB cases annually. Using the national TB prevalence rate, it is valid to surmise that, in 2017, the greater northern region (Karamoja, Lango, Acholi and West Nile), … Continue reading Prevalence of TB in Northern Uganda

Government Vehicles taking PLHIV to Collect ARVs is Problematic

Government of Uganda’s provision that during the COVID-19 induced lock-down, districts will make available vehicles at designated points to drive people living with HIV (PLHIV) to health centres to pick their medication is humanitarian and compassionate, but only on the face of it. In real life, for some PLHIV this provision could be a death … Continue reading Government Vehicles taking PLHIV to Collect ARVs is Problematic