TB Machines Not Fully Utilised

There is empirical evidence which indicates that the few tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic machines that have been installed in Uganda, particularly the Genexpert Machines, are not operating to their full capacity. The average ratio of GeneXpert machine to the population is one machine serving a population of over 300,000 people and in some areas it is… Continue reading TB Machines Not Fully Utilised

Tuberculosis A Social Injustice

Treating tuberculosis: Districts hit by Isoniazid stock out... The (Uganda) National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP), together with AIDS Control Program, rolled out implementation of this intervention (using isoniazid preventative therapy - IPT for people living with HIV) at the beginning of 2015. Despite this, the IPT coverage has remained low in the country. This,… Continue reading Tuberculosis A Social Injustice

Financing TB Management in Uganda

"If your health services largely depend on the kindness of other countries, then you know you are a banana republic. If you have to hold a ceremony to receive just 9 GeneExpert machines, which your country cannot afford to buy without a fuss, then you are a banana republic." Geoffrey Buga in response to a story,… Continue reading Financing TB Management in Uganda

Reference Sources on Tuberculosis

As part of a consortium that is implementing the research and policy advocacy project: “Tuberculosis: Working to Empower the Nations’ Diagnostic Efforts (TWENDE)”, since January 2016, CPAR Uganda Ltd is conducting research on tuberculosis (TB). Follow the progress of TWENDE - up-dates are now available on the TWENDE page on the CPAR Uganda Ltd website.… Continue reading Reference Sources on Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis in Uganda – Policy Brief I

Ms. Owaraga discusses the implications of Uganda’s current capacity to diagnose TB and suggests questions for further research and possible actions to be taken if Uganda is truly going to rid itself of TB; or at the very least slow down its TB infection rate and therefore significantly reduce those that TB afflicts in Uganda.