“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”

It is time to End Tuberculosis Improve Diagnostic Services

A fully installed GeneXpert machine costs 70 million shillings. The car allowance for MPs is 150 million shillings. If we can afford to spend 63.9 billion shillings on cars for MPs, they we can afford to buy sufficient TB diagnostic equipment.

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

Research Findings on Tubeculosis Prevalence in Northern Uganda

"For me I had tuberculosis (TB) and I was not even suspecting it. You know in this lifestyle of ours and also smoking. I would think that may be this cough is coming on and off. Sometimes there would be general body weakness, you are down, and you are coughing. Until I went for that… Continue reading Research Findings on Tubeculosis Prevalence in Northern Uganda