Tag Archives: Uganda

Abortion Rates Vary Significantly

The abortion rate in Uganda, 39, is three times greater than in GB, 13. The abortion rate in Kampala, 77, is twice the national average. There is one complication for every 2.4 abortions in Uganda, a rate which is 262 … Continue reading

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Medication Abortion – Guttmacher Report

Here are three issues which I think could come from an increasing move towards self-administered medication abortion, across developing and restrictive regions:  The business model for clinic-based abortion services will need to change;  There will be a reduction in the … Continue reading

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Be Careful Which Data You Compare.

Last week the Uganda Bureau of Statistics released the 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (2016 UDHS). My initial interest in this was to find out how the country has progressed in its aim to reduce maternal mortality, and how likely … Continue reading

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Reach and Cost-Effectiveness of the PrePex Device for Safe Male Circumcision in Uganda

This paper was published at PLOS ONE on May 22nd, 2013. (access here, or by clicking image) Abstract Introduction Modelling, supported by the USAID Health Policy Initiative and UNAIDS, performed in 2011, indicated that Uganda would need to perform 4.2 … Continue reading

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6,172 Health Workers to be Recruited

It seems that the Government of Uganda has agreed the need to recruit more healthcare workers. That’s really good news and something that should be positively received. The Ministry of Health will need to make sure that matters affecting morale … Continue reading

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Low Morale Undermining Health Sector

Right now there’s a lot of debate, and some controversy, about the new health sector budget. The Observer has this excellent piece by Norbert Mao, President of the Democratic Party, in which he makes some very interesting comments about the … Continue reading

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Toward an AIDS-Free Generation

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Virginia Blaser made a statement recently about the on-going support by the USA for healthcare in Uganda and for the fight against HIV/AIDS in particular. You can read the statement in full here. This statement of support … Continue reading

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HIV Prevalence in Uganda now 7.3%

I have just been sent a copy of the recent press release by the MoH which clearly states that 7.3% of adults in Uganda are living with HIV. Related articles Uganda Aids Indicator Survey 2011 – Preliminary Report (suubitrust.org.uk) 1 … Continue reading

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Uganda Aids Indicator Survey 2011–Preliminary Report

Uganda MoH has released a preliminary report of its findings from the Aids Indicator survey. Data were collected between February and September 2011. This survey was designed to enable data to be compared with those collected during the previous survey … Continue reading

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1 in 13 Ugandans are HIV+ and Reactions to my SMC Post

We received a number of comments after my initial posting about the Safe Male Circumcision Programme at IMG. It’s true that SMC (MMC, VMMC) has its detractors. There are some that do not consider this procedure desirable and others who … Continue reading

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