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  • It is World TB Day 2023 – we can end TB in Uganda

    It is World TB Day 2023 – we can end TB in Uganda

    We, at CPAR Uganda, are contributing to eradication of tuberculosis (TB) in Uganda through research, advocacy and awareness creation intended to nurture TB healthcare seeking behaviour amongst Ugandans; and to persuade duty bearers to make sufficient budgetary allocation for TB healthcare services. The challenge is huge. “Uganda is one of the top 30 countries in…

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  • Belief: “where TB is HIV is” or “where HIV is TB is”

    Belief: “where TB is HIV is” or “where HIV is TB is”

    “The two TB patients, the first borne and the second borne, were staying together in the same house, but they contracted TB from different sources. This is because we found out that both of them they were HIV positive and they were brother and sister. No, they did not co-infect each other with TB. Obviously,…

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  • Curing ignorance about TB is a challenge

    Curing ignorance about TB is a challenge

    In 2016, CPAR Uganda had the privilege to conduct qualitative research on the tuberculosis (TB) pandemic in Uganda. As we prepared our data collection tools and made determinations of our research maps – population for our study and the sample of study respondents, our attention was drawn to learning that we had prior taken for…

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  • Lira City Tuberculosis Marathon

    Lira City Tuberculosis Marathon

    Our Administrative Assistant, Ms. Gladys Gladrina Awino, has just concluded participation in the 10 km Tuberculosis (TB) Marathon that was held at Lira City this morning, Sunday 13th March 2022. Pictured with the Chief Marathon Runner, the Lira City Resident Commissioner, Mr. Lawrence Egole and her fellow runners: Dr. Jimmy Ssewanyana of Lira Regional Referral…

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  • Video: Tuberculosis in Uganda

    Video: Tuberculosis in Uganda

    “It is where she was working as a maid for Indians that is where she got the problem. When you are cooking their food you have to put a lot of chillies in it,” explained a mother of how she believes her teenage daughter got infected with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). This was April 2017, during…

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  • Use of GeneXpert in Northern Uganda

    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…

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  • Prevalence of TB 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),…

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  • Tuberculosis in Northern Uganda

    Tuberculosis in Northern Uganda

    As the world battles with the novel Coronavirus COVID-19, we find it timely to share this briefing on the findings of an empirical investigation into tuberculosis in Uganda. It should be noted that unlike in other parts of the world, TB is equally a pandemic in Uganda. Thousands of Ugandans are infected with TB and…

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  • Tuberculosis is a pandemic

    Tuberculosis is a pandemic

    Uganda’s forgotten active pandemic is tuberculosis (TB). According to TB Alliance, the World Health Organisation (WHO) acknowledges that “TB is the leading infectious cause of death in the world, killing 1.5 million each year.” World Health Organisation The New Vision published a story in which it was reported that the Ministry of Health TB Survey (2014-2015)…

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  • Government Vehicles taking PLHIV to Collect ARVs is Problematic

    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…

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