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Treating HIV/AIDS in Uganda

Why shifting task from doctors to nurses without a policy should end Kampala, Uganda | HENRY ZAKUMUMPA | In the years after the “slim disease” or HIV was first recognised in southwestern Uganda in 1982, access to treatment was for a privileged few. At the time, only a handful of …

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Providing HIV services

Why integrating HIV with non-HIV facilities cannot work Kampala, Uganda | HENRY ZAKUMUMPA |  In many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, HIV services are still offered separately within health facilities. These HIV clinics have their own dedicated staff and infrastructure such as waiting areas, a separate patient flow system and they typically …

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Beyond donor dollars for donor

How Uganda is thinking outside the box Kampala, Uganda | HENRY ZAKUMUMPA |  Over the last 15 years, there’s been a rapid increase in the number of patients receiving HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. This has largely depended on foreign aid, particularly from global aid organisations such as the U.S. President’s Emergency …

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Cultures for sale

By Henry Zakumumpa Ugandan cultural expressions are being ‘stolen’, repackaged and sold It was October 2010. President Yoweri Museveni was locked in a presidential election contest with Dr Kizza Besigye. A decisive blow, an event, an endorsement was needed by either camps to turn the tide. Then came the idea …

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