HIV and wider health issues
The impact communicable, non-communicable and neglected tropical diseases have on the lives of individuals, families and communities already impacted by HIV is documented by Key Correspondents, as are issues around healthcare resourcing, health systems and universal health coverage.
The stigma, myths, rumours and attitudes those living with various diseases face is also documented, as is the action communities are taking to change the situation.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced on Friday, 10 May that it is supporting Uganda in the distribution of over 15.5 million long-lasting insecticide-treated nets, making it the largest malaria prevention campaign this year. An estimated … more
Friday, 22 March 2013 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – Organizers of the 7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) met in Kuala Lumpur to consolidate the conference programme. IAS 2013, held from 30 June … more
Urgent attention is needed to address critical funding gaps in tuberculosis (TB) care and control, as well as knowledge gaps in treatment for multi-drug and extensively drug resistance TB and diagnostics, say the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD). more
Like other East Africans, Ugandans hope to soon see better health services as the government moves to regulate laboratories in the country. East African Community (EAC) partner states have their laboratories regulated, and Uganda is to take a step in … more
People from Wera sub-county, Amuria district in eastern Uganda have decried the poor standard of health services there. more
For over two years, two ambulances have now been
grounded at Luwero Health Centre IV, Kasana after failure to maintain and
repair them. more
Kabarole district, western Uganda is facing a shortage of vaccines due to an ongoing stockout by the National Medical Stores (NMS), an official has said. more
Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (MHCW) is to conduct its first national tuberculosis prevalency survey. more