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Search within Epidemic preparedness and response

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Journal Article

Experiences of persons in COVID-19 institutional quarantine in Uganda: a qualitative study

Quarantine has been adopted as a key public health measure to support the control of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in many countries Uganda adopted institutional quarantine for individuals suspected of exposure to severe COVID-19 to be placed in institutions…
Springer Nature
2021
Journal Article

Deadly secret: situating the unknowing and knowing of the source of the Ebola epidemic in Northern Uganda

This article critically examines the unknowing of the source of the Ebola epidemic in Northern Uganda, in 2000/1, by asking how this unknowing has been achieved and has shaped the disease situation. This article follows the author’s informants’ explanation that…
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
2021
Journal Article

Fieldwork through the Zoomiverse: Sensing Uganda in a Time of Immobility

With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, research collaborations that involved multiple sites or institutions were challenged by travel restrictions and the switch to online communication. This article is a reflection by two longtime collaborators, Richard Vokes and Gertrude Atukunda.…
Anthropology in Action
2021
Journal Article

Hidden Tales of Ebola: Airing the Forgotten Voices of Ugandan “Ebola Nurses”

Uganda experienced three Ebola outbreaks between 2000 and 2012, the largest and most destructive occurred in the Gulu region in 2000. This outbreak occurred during the rainy season when malaria rates were highest, thus complicating the diagnosis. As the outbreak…
Journal of Transcultural Nursing
2021
Journal Article

Lives Interrupted: Navigating Hardship During COVID-19 Provides Lessons in Solidarity and Visibility for Mobile Young People in South Africa and Uganda

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended assumptions about livelihood security. The authors examine data from young women and men in South Africa and young female sex workers in Uganda to explore the inequalities and hardships experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic and…
SAGE Publications
2021
Background Reports

“This is your disease”: Dynamics of local authority and NGO responses to Covid-19 in South Sudan

Drawing on interviews and observations conducted in South Sudan in 2020-21, this report explores how South Sudanese NGOs and local government actors responded to the Covid-19 pandemic. The authors argue that unfilled local government positions undermined the Covid response in…
2021
Policy Document

Uganda National Technical Guidelines for IDSR, Third Edition

Uganda Ministry of Health National Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response, Third Edition (September 2021). These official guidelines set out the Government of Uganda’s policies and strategy concerning public health surveillance, early warning and response.
2021
Policy Document

The Public Health Act, Uganda

The legal basis for public health state action, originally passed in 1935.
Policy Document

Uganda Covid-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, March 2020

This sets out the Government of Uganda’s overarching strategy and early response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including stengthening leadership and coordination, strengthening diagnostic capacity, raising public awareness, developing capacity for case management and psychosocial support, and strengthening social protection mechanisms.
2020
Policy Document

Uganda Human Rights Commission Statement on the state of human rights and the fight against COVID-19 in Uganda

Uganda Human Rights Commission Statement on the state of human rights and the fight against COVID- 19 in Uganda, April 2020. This sets out the Commission’s support, human rights concerns and recommendations for improving the government’s Covid-19 response.
2020
Journal Article

A Double Stress: The Mental Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic Among People Living with HIV in Rakai, Uganda

The COVID-19 pandemic presents complex, multidimensional challenges to maintaining the health and wellbeing of individuals worldwide. Mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for people living with HIV are poorly understood, especially in low-income settings. The study team conducted qualitative…
2021
Journal Article

Healthworker preparedness for COVID-19 management and implementation experiences: a mixed methods study in Uganda’s refugee-hosting districts

How health systems have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic has received some attention; however, less is known about healthcare for refugee populations during this period. The negative impact of COVID-19 on population health outcomes raises critical questions on health…
2021
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