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…

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…

Tuberculosis on the rise in Uganda

Dr Stavia Turyahabwe, Programme Manager, Uganda National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme, agreed with research findings of CPAR Uganda’s investigation into pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in Uganda, which found that TB is on the increase in Uganda. This was revealed in…