Prisons authorities have expressed concern over the high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) among inmates due to overwhelming numbers. The high figures are blamed on overcrowding, poor infrastructure and limited access to treatment.
Concern Over High TB Prevalence in Prisons
Monitor, 18 July 2019
Prisons authorities have expressed concern over the high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) among inmates due to overwhelming numbers. Read more »
Inmates at Pece Prisons in Uganda's Gulu District (file photo).
Health Ministry Orders Mandatory TB Testing
Monitor, 17 June 2019
Government has directed public health facilities across the country to conduct mandatory tuberculosis (TB) testing to fight the disease. Read more »
Ministry of Health Launches Plan to Prevent TB in People Living With HIV
Independent (Kampala), 3 July 2019
A new plan aimed at preventing Tuberculosis among Persons Living with HIV has been launched in Kampala. The plan will see Persons Living with HIV introduced to Isoniazid Preventive… Read more »
Minister Calls for More Effort in Fight Against TB
Monitor, 26 March 2019
The minister of State for Primary Healthcare, Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu, has called for more efforts in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Read more »
TB Infections Hit 90,000 a Year, Overtake HIV Rates
Monitor, 19 March 2019
A new national survey shows that 89,000 Ugandans get infected with tuberculosis (TB) every year, surpassing the 50,000 who contract HIV annually. Read more »
PS Blames Rising TB Cases On Patients
Monitor, 22 February 2019
The Health ministry permanent secretary, Dr Diana Atwine, has blamed the increasing cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the country on failure by patients to seek proper treatment. Read more »
In the scientific language of the University of Cape Town's announcement, the project will "focus on addressing the issue of variability in drug response across African ... Read more »
"TB remains the world's deadliest infectious killer. Each day, nearly 4,500 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable ... Read more »
In an important step in the fight against strains of tuberculosis which resist conventional treatments, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed to review urgently a new ... Read more »
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