COVID19 Pandemic Lesson 1: What Many Call Home

What many who live in the urban centres of Uganda call home is a one or two roomed house that is located in a congested “affordable area”; essentially slum-like conditions. The rooms, generally, being about five meters by five meters in size. It should be note that the average population size of a household in… Continue reading COVID19 Pandemic Lesson 1: What Many Call Home

“The bullet doesn’t kill. What kills is the silence of people”

I am inclined to agree with Dr. Stavia Turyamuhabwa, Programme Manager of Uganda's Tuberculosis (TB) and Leprosy Control Programme that “there is no one being treated for TB when they do not have it.” Dr. Turyamuhabwa was responding to findings of a Global Fund audit which uncovered missing TB medicines and which raised suspicion that… Continue reading “The bullet doesn’t kill. What kills is the silence of people”

Capacity to Test for TB in North Uganda

“We must always advise our people to go for TB testing the way we talk about HIV,” recommended a Greater Northern Uganda respondent of CPAR Uganda Ltd’s qualitative investigation into tuberculosis (TB) in Uganda. Click here  to download and read the 5-page PDF of CPAR Uganda’s fifth TB research findings briefing which covers: The need… Continue reading Capacity to Test for TB in North Uganda

Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities Bill

The bill is a noble cause indeed. It concurs with the work that CPAR Uganda Ltd is doing in advocating for policy and policy implementation in relation to patients' and medical workers' rights and responsibilities; and for action from duty bearers, albeit with a focus on tuberculosis (TB) healthcare management.