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Molecular epidemiology of Influenza A/H3N2 viruses circulating in Uganda
(Public Library of Science, 2011-11-21)
The increasing availability of complete influenza virus genomes is deepening our understanding of influenza evolutionary dynamics and facilitating the selection of vaccine strains. However, only one complete African influenza ...
Artemisinin Combination Therapies for Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria in Uganda
(Public Library of Science, 2006-05)
Objectives: To compare the efficacy and safety of artemisinin combination therapies for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Uganda. Design: Randomized single-blind controlled trial. Setting: Tororo, Uganda, ...
The effects of enhanced access to antiretroviral therapy: a qualitative study of community perceptions in Kampala city, Uganda
(Makerere University Medical School, 2008)
Introduction: Since 2001, Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) has been integrated as part of the Uganda National Program for Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care and Support. If patients take Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) as prescribed, ...
Short report: assessing the impact of indoor residual spraying on malaria morbidity using a sentinel site surveillance system in Western Uganda
(American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2009)
A single round of indoor residual spraying (IRS) using lambda-cyhalothrin was implemented in a district of Uganda with moderate transmission intensity in 2007. Individual patient data were collected from one health facility ...
Elevated natural killer cell activity despite altered functional and phenotypic profile in Ugandans with HIV-1 Clade A or Clade D infection.
(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009)
Background and Objective: Natural killer (NK) cells most likely contribute toward limiting HIV-1 replication, and investigation into their function throughout the course of infection is therefore important. We here aimed ...
Discontinuation of cost sharing in Uganda
(World Health Organization, 2003-09-15)
Objective: To assess the effects of ending cost sharing on use of outpatient services and how this was perceived by health workers and members of a health unit management committee. Methods: From 10 districts across Uganda, ...
Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine plus chloroquine or amodiaquine for uncomplicated falciparum malaria: a randomized, multisite trial to guide national policy in Uganda
The use of combinations of inexpensive drugs for the treatment of malaria in Africa has been proposed as an interim policy while awaiting the widespread availability of more effective regimens. We compared sulfadoxinepyrimethamine ...
Large-scale human immunodefficiecy virus rapid test evaluation in a low-prevalence Ugandan blood bank population
(American Society for Microbiology, 2007-10)
The use of rapid tests for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has become standard in HIV testing algorithms employed in resource-limited settings. We report an extensive HIV rapid test validation study conducted among ...
Endemic, emerging and re-emerging communicable diseases in Uganda
Fred Wabwire-Mangen and Gakenia Wamuyu Maina review the environmental, social and political factors that explain the inequitable distribution of communicable disease burden in Uganda.
Client and provider perspectives of the efficiency and quality of care in the context of rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy
(Mary Ann Liebert, 2010)
Global scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has focused on clinical outcomes with little attention on its impact on existing health systems. In June–August 2008, we conducted a formative evaluation on ART scale-up and ...