Uganda Success Stories

Integrating TB Services into Maternal and Child Health Clinics in Rural Uganda

Jane Nyangoma is a 37-year-old mother of five children who was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) while attending the post-natal clinic at a rural health facility in western Uganda. Jane is HIV-positive and was accessing elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) services at the same facility.

POSTED JULY 12, 2018
One good turn deserves another: Uganda hosted STOP training for the third time

On June 4-22, 2018, Kampala hosted the 52nd Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) training for the third consecutive time. The training, launched in 1998 by CDC’s Center for Global Health, Global Immunization Division as technical support to strengthen surveillance activities for the polio eradication program…

POSTED JULY 03, 2018
CDC-Uganda’s FETP Fellows Graduate

Benon Kwesiga, MD, a fellow with the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in Uganda, was a few months into the program when he heard an alarming radio report…

POSTED MARCH 27, 2017
Coordinated Campaign Against Nodding Syndrome in Uganda

Since the early 1960s, there have been reports of a mysterious disease affecting children in Africa, which causes uncontrolled head nodding (particularly in the presence of food), seizure-like activity…

POSTED JANUARY 2, 2015
Improving Blood Safety in Uganda

In the early years of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, a safe blood supply was a critical concern for stopping the transmission of HIV for developed and developing…

POSTED AUGUST 4, 2010
Public-Private Partnership Strengthens Global Laboratory Systems

Deficiencies in the health care systems in most countries supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)External Web Site Icon are enormous, and no single entity – neither governmental and non-governmental organizations nor industry…

POSTED AUGUST 4, 2010
Global Health Initiative Executive Director Opens CDC-Supported Uganda Blood Transfusion Service Headquarters

Lois Quam, Executive Director of President Obama’s Global Health Initiative (GHI), who visited Uganda from February 21-26 to support the Ministry of Health’s effort to reduce maternal deaths, joined the Honorable Ambassador Jerry P. Lanier for the official opening…

POSTED AUGUST 4, 2010
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