Faculty of Medicine

Population Effectiveness of Dolutegravir Implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study (DISCO)

The DISCO study is a prospective observational cohort study at government-supported HIV clinics in rural South Africa and Uganda, which began in 2019. In the first phase of the study, we enrolled adults with HIV who are switched from first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) containing non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs)...

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Maternal health-related barriers and the potentials of mobile health technologies: Qualitative findings from a pilot randomized controlled trial in rural Southwestern Uganda

Background: Maternal mortality rate remains unacceptably high in Uganda. In-depth evidence about the barriers to access and utilization of maternal health services specifically among the rural illiterate pregnant women remains lacking. The potentials of mobile health technologies in addressing the maternal health challenges remain unclear. Aim: ...

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Patient-centered mobile technology interventions to improve maternal health in Uganda (M-Health)

Overview: Antenatal care (ANC) is a mainstay of preventing maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality but utilization of these services in Uganda remains low. Consequently, maternal and perinatal mortality rates are among the highest in the world. Short message service (SMS) and other mobile health (mHealth) interventions have been...

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