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CPAR Uganda Ltd Fighting TB

 

“Ugandans need to worry more about tuberculosis (TB). The Uganda Ministry of Health records 1,200 new cases of drug resistant TB annually, but is only able to find 400 of those cases. The 800 remain in communities unattended to and infect more people.” Dr. Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health, of the Republic of Uganda is reported to have said.

Scientific research findings of a study that CPAR Uganda Ltd is participating in point to the fact that Uganda’s overall capacity to diagnose TB is in fact very low and this should worry us all.

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Reference Source – Women in Agriculture in Uganda

Covert land dispossession is when people are actually not moved off their land, but are conned into offering their land rent free, in order to grow a particular crop, in order to supply the harvest from the crop to ‘investors’. Smallholder farmers, de facto, become labourers on their own land.

At the same time smallholder farmers take the burden of the risks of crop failure, due to inappropriate weather, among others. Case in point, Teso smallholder farmers were manipulated into diverting their land to grow Epuripur sorghum under the pretext that it was for their own good.

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Reference Sources on Tuberculosis

 

As part of a consortium that is implementing the research and policy advocacy project: “Tuberculosis: Working to Empower the Nations’ Diagnostic Efforts (TWENDE)”, since January 2016, CPAR Uganda Ltd is conducting research on tuberculosis (TB). Follow the progress of TWENDE - up-dates are now available on the TWENDE page on the CPAR Uganda Ltd website http://www.cparuganda.com/index.php/twende.

In collaboration with its fellow TWENDE consortium partner organisations, CPAR Uganda Ltd is utilising ‘new’ TWENDE data and other available ‘old’ data to author and disseminate opinions, policy briefs, research reports, and academic papers on TB diagnosis, TB treatment and TB stigma in Uganda and in East Africa.

TWENDE is a two-year project (January 2016 to December 2017) that is funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Association; specifically through its EDCTP2 Programme; which programme is supported under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

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CPAR Uganda Ltd Fighting TB 05 Sep 2017

  “Ugandans need to worry more about tuberculosis (TB). The Uganda Ministry of Health records 1,200...

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Reference Source – Women in Agriculture in Uganda 05 Sep 2017

Covert land dispossession is when people are actually not moved off their land, but are conned into...

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Re-Thinking ‘Feminist Rhetoric’ on Uganda 28 Aug 2017

  “Beatings (of women) were routine and increasing in the 1920s as an important tool of Chiefs’...

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