Uganda is considered a "hot zone" for infectious diseases. Uganda is particularly vulnerable to epidemics because of its unique location near the Congo Basin; its close connection with other countries; the risk from natural disasters; and the ever-present threat of evolving pathogens or antimicrobial resistance.
This is an introductory video to the inSCALE project in Uganda, which was created to make the work of community health workers (CHWs) easier. Using cell phones, they share the data they've collected at the end of the week, speak regularly to their supervisors and colleagues, and use innovative app-based tools to improve their performance.
In 2012, the Government of Uganda launched Option B +, a new prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission program in collaboration with WHO. The antiretroviral treatment is available for pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV.
This implementation guide was used to roll out Phase One of the Oblumanu Campaign in Uganda.
Running from September 2014 to December 2017, the Obulamu Campaign in Uganda forms a multi-channel communication platform using the standard greeting "How’s Life" as its umbrella slogan to integrate six health areas: HIV/AIDS, family planning, malaria, maternal and child health, nutrition and TB.
Malaria prevention hinges on individual, family and community actions, adaptation of prevention,control and treatment options provided by the Ministry of Health. Communities need to be provided with correct and consistent information on the disease in order for them to take up these options.
In 2011, after more than 20 years of civil strife, the people of northern Uganda faced considerable sexual and reproductive health challenges stemming from the massive disruption of services, internal displacement, and erosion of traditional social and family structures.
The GREAT How-to Guide is a six chapter resource package with instructions and supporting materials and tools that provides direction to programs that want to implement GREAT as part of their own activities.
This manual was developed for master trainers to train trainers who in turn train field implementers—health workers, health assistants, CBO health promoters and non-literate as well as literate community volunteers—to lead facility and community-based health promotion sessions.