World Health Day guest lecture by Ambassador Scott DeLisi at the Davies Lecture Hall theater, kampala, Uganda
Scott H. DeLisi ”Good afternoon! I am delighted to be here today with all of you as we mark World Health Day and the partnership between the U.S. Government and the People of Uganda. Together, we have done so much to create a healthier future for the citizens of this nation and we have even more to do to ensure that Uganda will have the healthy population it needs to take the country into a prosperous and productive future.
We have been partners in health for a very long time – USAID and the U.S. Peace Corps have been working in Uganda since its independence; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has been collaborating with the Government of Uganda for over 20 years; the National Institutes of Health has been supporting collaborative research with Ugandan scientists since the 1960s and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, part of our Department of Defense, has been working in country since the late 1990s. Read more »
Study will inform HIV care and treatment services in the African context
February 27, 2013 (SILVER SPRING, Md.)—The U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) has initiated a large, long-term cohort study at multiple African sites that will evaluate HIV prevention, care and treatment services it supports through local facilities, funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Named the African Cohort Study (AFRICOS), the study—the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa—is taking place at sites in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Study participants will be drawn from health facility clinic patient populations, allowing MHRP to monitor the impact of HIV-directed health and preventive services falling under national guidelines. “AFRICOS will help us capture the broader picture of the overall health of our HIV-infected patients,” said Maj. Julie Ake, M.D., the study’s lead investigator. Read more »
Koome Island Community gets new ART Clinic from MUWRP
Residents of Koome Island have cause to smile after Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) supported by the US PEPFAR program, handed over a newly refurbished health centre to the local district authorities on January 23rd, 2013. Koome is made up of 16 smaller islands and is located in Lake Victoria. Before renovations, Koome Health Centre III; which serves approximately 50,000 residents on the island had 3 rooms serving as the out patients department and a maternity wing. The HIV care area consisted of 1 room from where all HIV patients were reviewed and counselled, which severely compromised patient confidentiality. The second room, doubled as a treatment and dispensing area for out patients and the last room served as the Laboratory.
Read more »
MUWRP Commissions 2nd Youth Centre on World's AIDS Day 2012
On November 30th 2012, Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World AIDS Day (WAD). The event, held in partnership with Mukono district was also used to officially commission the Mukono District Youth Center. The center, renovated by MUWRP with support from PEPFAR was commissioned by the Acting PEPFAR Country Program Director, Ms. Monica Millard. The center aims to provide youth friendly HIV related services to young people by young people in Mukono district. Read more »