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Journal Article

The Ambiguity Imperative: “Success” in a Maternal Health Program in Uganda

Global health programs are compelled to demonstrate impact on their target populations. We study an example of social franchising – a popular healthcare delivery model in low/middle-income countries – in the Ugandan private maternal health sector. The discrepancies between the…
Taylor & Francis Online
2021
Journal Article

Introducing malaria rapid diagnostic tests at registered drug shops in Uganda: Limitations of diagnostic testing in the reality of diagnosis

In Uganda, around two thirds of medicines are procured from the private sector, mostly from drug shops. The introduction of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) at drug shops therefore has the potential to make a significant contribution to targeting antimalarial…
Science Direct
2009
Journal Article

Aspirations for quality health care in Uganda: How do we get there?

Despite significant investments and reforms, health care remains poor for many in Africa. To design an intervention to improve access and quality of health care at health facilities in eastern Uganda, we aimed to understand local priorities for qualities in…
BMC Human Resources for Health
2013
Journal Article

‘It puts life in us and we feel big’: shifts in the local health care system during the introduction of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria into drug shops in Uganda

This paper is an analysis of the social interaction between drug sellers, their clients and local health care workers within a medical trial that introduced rapid diagnostic tests for malaria into private sector drug shops in Mukono District, Uganda. It…
Taylor & Francis Online
2012
Journal Article

Challenging logics of complex intervention trials: community perspectives of a health care improvement intervention in rural Uganda

Health systems in many African countries are failing to provide populations with access to good quality health care. The PRIME trial in Tororo, rural Uganda, designed and tested an intervention to improve care at health centres, with the aim of…
Science Direct
2013
Journal Article

Histories of Antibiotics: A One Health account of the arrival of antimicrobial drugs to Zimbabwe, Malawi and Uganda. Report for the Improving Human Health Flagship Initiative, Agriculture for Nutrition and Health research programme, CGIAR

The overall aim of this short project is to uncover some of the socio-historical roots of antibiotic use in humans and non-humans outside of the European and American histories that are now well understood. We provide an historical account of…
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2020
Journal Article

Antibiotic ‘entanglements’: health, labour and everyday life in an urban informal settlement in Kampala, Uganda

Our ethnographic research documents the ways that antibiotics have become a key part of everyday life for precariously employed urban day-wage workers living in a large informal settlement in Kampala, Uganda. We found that for many people, their daily work…
Taylor & Francis Online
2021
Journal Article

Antibiotic stories: a mixed-methods, multi-country analysis of household antibiotic use in Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe

As concerns about the prevalence of infections that are resistant to available antibiotics increase, attention has turned toward the use of these medicines both within and outside of formal healthcare settings. This article analyses findings from mixed-methods anthropological studies of…
BMJ Global Health
2021
Journal Article

Antibiotic Arrivals in Africa: A Case Study of Yaws and Syphilis in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Uganda

The significance of the ways in which antibiotics co-constituted colonial regimes has not been systematically described. Through a case study of yaws and syphilis, this article traces arrivals of antibiotics in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Uganda. We draw attention to the…
Medicine Anthropology Theory
2022
Journal Article

Taking Opportunities, Taking Medicines: Antibiotic Use in Rural Eastern Uganda

The ways in which dimensions of health and healthcare intersect with economics and politics in particular contexts requires close attention. In this article we connect concerns about antibiotic overuse in Uganda to the social milieu created through policies that follow…
Taylor & Francis Online
2020
Journal Article

Reconciling imperatives: Clinical guidelines, antibiotic prescribing and the enactment of good care in lower-level health facilities in Tororo, Uganda.

Faced with the threat of antimicrobial resistance, health workers are urged to reduce unnecessary prescription of antimicrobials. Clinical guidelines are expected to form the basis of prescribing. Emerging through evaluations of best practice, guidelines also create benchmarks to assess practice…
Taylor & Francis Online
2022
Thesis

Antibiotics in Society: a multi-sited ethnography in rural and urban Uganda

This thesis employed a multi-sited ethnographic approach in urban and rural settings in Uganda to study the social and economic factors that shape antibiotic use. It found that these included everyday insecurities, availability of resources, and professional and patient expectations…
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2022
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