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Advisory on Land Justice: Begin Inquiry in Pre-Colonial Era

 

At its formation the Republic of Uganda (ROU) had no land; the land belonged to the first nations, who occupied the geography that now forms the RoU. The formation of the RoU was not negotiated amongst the first nations. Instead, it was done in line with the colonialist principal of effective occupation.

In order to acquire land for the RoU, the English colonialist deliberately suppressed the laws of the first nations. What is considered customary tenure within State Law is a concoction that the English colonialist made up in order to subjugate and undermine the laws of the first nations of Uganda.

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Policy Workshop on TB Diagnosis in Uganda

“Considerable technological advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of TB but they remain less accessible to the communities that need it the most. Only 2/3 of the global reported TB cases are confirmed by a laboratory test.

The widely available microscopy is less sensitive and requires high interpretative skill while the traditional mycobacterial culture is complex, marred by contamination and long time to result, which emphasises the urgent need for molecular diagnostics.

The WHO approved Xpert MTB/Rif and Line probe assay for rapid detection of TB and drug resistance have been laboratory evaluated and found implementable.

Implementation remains limited to a few regional or national centres. The TWENDE Consortium is asking why?”

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Guest of Honour for a Policy Dialogue on Tuberculosis in Uganda

 

Hon. Aol Betty Ocan will be the guest of honour for a CPAR Uganda Ltd  policy workshop on tuberculosis that it is planning to conduct soon under its project: "Tuberculosis: Working to Empower the Nations' Diagnostic Efforts (TWENDE)".

Hon. Ocan has a wealth of the relevant experience for policy advocacy that TWENDE seeks. She is in her 11th year as a Member of Parliament in The Parliament of the Republic of Uganda. She is in fact a member of the Health Committee of The Parliament. Prior to becoming an MP, she served for nine years as a District Local Councillor; hence she has over 20 years experience in active politics in Uganda.

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High Stakes in Uganda’s Land Question 21 Nov 2017

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Advisory on Land Justice: Begin Inquiry in Pre-Colonial Era 21 Nov 2017

  At its formation the Republic of Uganda (ROU) had no land; the land belonged to the first nations,...

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Policy Workshop on TB Diagnosis in Uganda 15 Nov 2017

“Considerable technological advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of TB but they...

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