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    PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA ENGAGING MAKERERE UNIVESITY RESEARCHERS ABOUT KENYA’S UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE PLANS

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    Infrastructural Expansion of the Makerere University School of Public Health

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    The Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program holds its 2nd Graduation of Fellows

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The Solar project is towards improving maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes. It is an implementation research exploring the impact of sustainable electrification of health facilities focusing on maternal and new-born health services. The project is being implemented in Uganda and Ghana in partnership with WHO. In Uganda, the project is being implemented in 36 energy-deprived, hard-to-reach health facilities in 8 districts.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Mugambe Richard

This work which funded by the General electric (GE) foundation. It involved water supply improvements through: installation of water purification systems, monitoring performance and sustainability of the systems, and education of the health workers and support staff on use and sustainability of quality water supplies in HCF. The water purification system was a three-stage system that included, 1.A pre-filter screen to eliminate large particles, 2.An ultra-membrane filter unit to remove organic matter, bacteria and, 3. Other microorganisms, followed by chlorination using a chlorine dozer.  These systems were manufactured by the General Electric Water Division and the ultrafiltration technology is approved by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and they used globally in commercial applications. The work was done in collaboration with: Emory University in…., Centre for Global safe water, Ministry of Health, Care Uganda, and Assist International.

The Crane Survey is a collaborative activity between Makerere University’s School of Public Health (SPH), Ministry of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  It is funded by the US Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief or PEPFAR. Crane Survey maintains an office in Kampala, where it predominantly uses respondent-driven sampling to survey key populations and other purported high-risk groups.

Between 2012 and 2013, the Crane Survey collaborative conducted a survey that focused on six key populations, namely; Men having Sex with Men, Female Sex Workers, Persons with Multiple sex Partners, Transgender Women, Congolese Refugees and Drug Users. Another survey focusing on the deaf was conducted 2014-2015. All these surveys were conducted in Kampala city. 

Results of the Bio-behavioural surveys among Groups at Increased Risk for HIV in Kampala and the Deaf Survey were shared with key stakeholders and actors at a dissemination meeting at the Golf Course Hotel on 16th November 2017. 

Result briefs for each of these populations are available HERE.

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