Author: James Odong

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Why we should all get tested for HIV in 2014

Two days after World AIDS Day (1 December), I’m sure many people will have put the issue of HIV out of their mind, but it’s not an issue we can afford ...

Ugandan government must make CD4 testing accessible in rural areas

Many hospitals have still not received equipment promised by the Ministry of Health to help hospitals in Uganda measure the number of infection-fighti ...

Uganda fails to keep up with demand for HIV drugs

Despite a remarkable increase in access to HIV treatment over the last decade, the number of people in need of antiretroviral drugs in Uganda continue ...

Uganda: taxi drivers and fisher folk show little appetite for condom use

Taxi drivers, fisher folk, young people out of school and sex workers are among the most at risk of HIV and Mildmay Uganda is tackling the issue with ...

International Midwives Day: Africa needs 551,000 midwives to reduce maternal mortality

International Midwives Day is an opportunity to raise the profile of midwives’ life-saving work, because without greater investment in them, Africa is ...

Ugandan men steal AIDS drugs from wives

Ugandan men who are living with HIV but are not open about their status are stealing antiretroviral medication from their wives who get the drugs from ...

Ugandan leaders get public HIV tests to lead by example

A whopping 48% of Ugandans don’t know their HIV status, prompting local leaders to set an example by getting tested in the run-up to World AIDS Day on ...

Lack of health services for young people fuels HIV and teenage pregnancies

Today, an international family planning conference gets underway in east Africa, where a lack of sexual and reproductive health services is fuelling h ...

Uganda requires new strategies to fight HIV

Uganda requires new strategies if the country is to change the course of HIV transmission according to an official from the Ministry of Health. ...

Ugandan district leaders move to stop teenage pregnancies

Troubled by the large number of teenage pregnancies, leaders from Teso sub region in eastern Uganda have committed to combating this issue which is th ...
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