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The program focuses on tuberculosis TB and other pulmonary complications of HIV, with an emphasis on diagnosis and active case finding of TB. Active projects fall under several umbrellas. Walimu, a Uganda-registered non-governmental organization, uses implementation science to improve the quality of severe illness management in health facilities across Uganda.
Additional projects look at non-communicable diseases including asthma and COPD. Makerere has a strong tradition of highly successful Fogarty sponsored research training programs; all of the current mentors at the site are former Fogarty trainees now faculty at Makerere.
The site has well-established research offices and clinical sites in multiple locations in Uganda. Screening household contacts of new tuberculosis TB patients is an efficient way to find undiagnosed TB patients before they become ill and spread TB to others, but traveling to clinics for confirmatory testing is costly and difficult for poor patients.
This research will test if home sputum collection with mobile-phone follow-up can treat more TB patients, reduce unnecessary clinic visits, and provide a model for finding and eliminating TB in high-burden countries.
If effective and scalable, this approach would benefit both patients and public health. In this project, UTBSP is using mixed methods to identify barriers to the delivery of quality-assured care in TB and design targeted interventions to address these barriers.
Using the principles of implementation science, Walimu, a Uganda-registered NGO, gives doctors, nurses and managers novel approaches to improve severe illness management.
The Uganda TB Surveillance Project provides a robust platform for data collection, audit, and feedback on these conditions as the basis for implementation science and quality improvement activities.
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Webpages for sites and research programs:Research Brief Chronic Health Conditions. and Academic Achievement. Introduction. This brief describes the relationship between certain chronic health conditions and academic achievement, based on a review of the scientific literature.
These include seizure disorders/epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, poor oral health. conditions, and food allergies.
Projects: The Makerere University College of Health Sciences and Yale University host a long-standing collaboration in lung disease research. The program focuses on tuberculosis (TB) and other pulmonary complications of HIV, with an emphasis on diagnosis and active case finding of TB.
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Introduction: Asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease in a young and middle age population worldwide. It is also one of the main reasons for the lost working days and lost days at school. MONDAY, Nov. 26, (HealthDay News) -- The wheezy lung disease asthma is yet one more problem linked to excess weight in childhood, a new study suggests.
The research contends that as many as 10 percent of pediatric asthma cases in the United States could be avoided if . Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways of the lungs. During normal breathing, the bands of muscle that surround the airways are relaxed and air moves freely. During an asthma episode or "attack," there are three main changes that stop air from moving easily through the airways.