Tag Archives: Health

Ugandan Women’s Health as a form of empowerment

It has been argued by various scholars that women empowerment is important and crucial for human development. Empowerment is a concept that can be perceived through various dimensions including health whether it is when addressing issues of access to sexual ...

The case of poor service delivery in Uganda’s health sector

This January, I was exposed to a challenge that tossed my person back and forth from hospital, work and home. In the middle of all the emotional and financial stress, my brain ran further than my legs would carry me ...

Dietary Assessment Method: Analyzing How Sex and Gender Interact

Diet-related chronic diseases (DRCDs), including cancers and cardiovascular diseases, are rapidly emerging on a worldwide scale. Dietary assessments, in the form of Food Frequency Questionnaires, are the best way to identify the factors that contribute to these diseases. FFQs are administered ...

A tough decision to make, life or death, in pursuit of water

Uganda, like many other countries is struggling to meet the Millennium Development goals by 2015 and is making some basic progress. Our focus here is on MDG 7 c which is to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without ...

Civil Society Coalition to Stop Maternal Mortality in Uganda Reaction to FY 2013/14 Budget Speech

In reaction to the release of the Uganda Budget FY 2013-14 on 13 June, 2013, a coalition of health advocacy organizations released the following statement: Reaction to the Financial Year 2013/14 Budget Speech. In summary, from the Health Sector point of view projected ...

Report urges regional collaboration on clinical trials

Inadequate regulatory capacity in developing countries means around 90 potentially life-saving drugs, diagnostics and vaccines are lingering in the pipeline, according to a report released yesterday (31 October). Developing countries should take a streamlined, regional approach to regulating clinical trials for ...

Uganda Health News: Free Breast Cancer Screening – October 30th

As Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate breast cancer, women have been called upon to go for cancer screening in places where there are free services in this month. Addressing the press at her offices in Ntinda, Kampala, the Vice Chairperson Uganda Women’s Cancer Support Organization, Rebecca Mayengo ...