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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 ...
Survival of infants born to HIV-positive mothers, by feeding modality, in Rakai, Uganda
(Public Library of Science, 2008-12-09)
Background: Data comparing survival of formula-fed to breast-fed infants in programmatic settings are limited. We compared mortality and HIV-free of breast and formula-fed infants born to HIV-positive mothers in a program ...
Effect of HIV-1 infection on antimalarial treatment outcomes in Uganda: a population-based study.
(University of Chicago Press, 2005-11-18)
Background. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection may increase the burden of malaria by increasing susceptibility to infection or by decreasing the response to antimalarial treatment. We investigated the seroprevalence ...
Examining the actions of faith-based organizations and their influence on HIV/AIDS-related stigma: A case study of Uganda
(Makerere University Medical School, 2007)
Background: Stigma and discrimination are widely recognized as factors that fuel the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Uganda’s success in combating HIV/AIDS has been attributed to a number of factors, including political, religious and ...
Medical audit on problem analysis and implementing changes at the health unit level.
(Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa, 2007)
Background: Decentralization is one of the reforms the Uganda government adopted to improve public services delivery. However, human resource numbers and capacities in local governments remain below the required level and ...
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.
Local fever illness classifications: implications for home management of malaria strategies
Background: The Ugandan Ministry of Health has adopted the WHO Home Based Fever Management strategy (HBM) to improve access to antimalarial drugs for prompt (<24 h) presumptive treatment of all fevers in children under 5 ...
Life events and depression in the context of the changing African family: the case of Uganda
Introduction: Traditionally, the African extended family gave psychosocial support to all members, which cushioned any illness effects including depression. Recent changes in the African family, notably urbanization and ...
Maternal and perinatal outcomes of pregnant women admitted with hypertension in Mulago Hospital, Uganda
(Makerere University, 2014)
Back ground Hypertensive disorders are major complications of pregnancy with an increased incidence in developing countries. They are responsible for adverse maternal outcomes such as altered mode of delivery, abnormal ...
Factors associated with utilization of cervical cancer screening among women accessing family planning services at Kitagata hospital, sheema District, Uganda
(Makerere University, 2015-09)
Background: Cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer mortality in Uganda, and is attributed to poor utilization of screening services. Screening identifies the precancerous changes which when treated prevents development ...