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Uganda

Health indicators are improving in certain regions of Uganda, yet many deaths are caused by preventable diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. According to WHO, HIV/AIDS has a national prevalance of 5.4% and is the leading cause of death among adults, followed by tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. In addition, UNAIDS reports that HIV/AIDS is responsible for nearly half of the Ugandan orphan population, which exceeds an estimated two million. Uganda is one of 15 US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) focus countries currently receiving support for comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs.

CCGHE RESPONDS

CCGHE has partnered with Medical Education Services to All Ugandans (MESAU), a consortium of five Ugandan medical schools, to provide support among five strategic areas: monitoring and evaluation, research capacity building, IRB strengthening, curriculum development and information technology (IT)/distance learning. Accordingly, CCGHE and colleagues in Uganda have engaged in a number of in-country education, distance learning and mobile technology initiatives, including development of mHealth tools to optimize HIV prevention efforts, continuing clinical education conferences and courses, building in-country capacity in curriculum development and distance learning, and interprofessional team-building among physicians, nurses, pharmacists, medical students and administrators.

CCGHE-UGANDA ACTIVITIES

 

Confronting gender-based violence symposium

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Provide an overview of recent data on the relationship between gender-based violence (GBV) and multiple health issues
  • Provide an overview of the burden of GBV and review new US government programs addressing this issue
  • Launch GBV distance learning course

Curriculum Development Training in Uganda

Project Ongoing?: 
No
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Establish a core group of faculty curriculum development experts who will provide curriculum development (CD) leadership, support and training to their own faculty
  • Train faculty on the steps of program evaluation and how to use this information to create a mechanism for standardized program evaluation in their home institution
  • Build interprofessional education to foster team-based care and improve interprofessional communication

Hypertension Management for Nurses

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Improve the quality of nursing care for hypertension in Uganda
  • Assess the value of an offline Continuing Medical Education (CME) program in providing skills training to nurses in remote, rural settings in Uganda 

Learning Management System (Moodle) Online Course

Project Ongoing?: 
No
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Provide the necessary basic skills to begin building digital content in the Learning Management System, Moodle.
  • Deploy and assess a basic online course using the key elements of Moodle

Learning Management System (Moodle) Training Workshop

Project Ongoing?: 
No
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Practical training in digital course development within the Moodle learning management system
  • Develop skills for effective eLearning facilitation
  • Identify strategies to overcome and minimize barriers to eLearning implementation

Confronting gender-based violence course

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Improve clinical and psychosocial care for individuals who have survived and/or are at risk for gender-based violence (GBV)

Adult male circumcision training

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Provide an overview of the adult male circumcision surgical procedure as a prerequisite to in-person, supervised surgical training 

Annual global health intersession course

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Partner with global health leaders in resource-limited countries to provide medical students with an interactive, clinical education experience in global health 

Uganda Medicine Grand Rounds

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Support medical education needs of health care providers and trainees in Uganda
  • Provide open access to continuing medical education programming 

Perceptions and acceptability of mHealth interventions: a mixed methods study using emocha®

Project Ongoing?: 
No
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Assess the acceptability and feasibility of using mHealth technology to facilitate HIV/AIDS care delivered by community health workers (CHWs) in urban Uganda
  • Guide the development and implementation of novel, task-shifting mHealth HIV/AIDS care interventions in a community-based clinic in Kampala, Uganda

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