Faculty of Medicine

2. Digital Agripreneurship Innovation to Enhance Post-Pandemic Resilience Among Refugee Women and Youth in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda

Overview: The overall goal of the proposed Digital Agripreneurship study is to enhance post-pandemic resilience among 240 refugee women and youth (15-35 years) in Nakivale refugee settlement through a Digital Agripreneurship innovation that includes digital and agripreneurship capacity building, access to modern digital agriculture information, and start-up capacity in form...

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Digital Adherence Technologies and Mobile Money Incentives for Management of Tuberculosis Medication Among People Living With Tuberculosis: Mixed Methods Formative Study

Abstract Background: Although there is an increasing use of digital adherence technologies (DATs), such as real-time monitors and SMS reminders in tuberculosis medication adherence, suboptimal patient engagement with various DATs has been reported. Additionally, financial constraints can limit DAT’s utility. The perceived usefulness and the design mechanisms of DATs linked to mobile money financial...

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Multi-morbidity in Uganda Research Capacity Initiative (MURCI) at Mbarara University of Science and Technology

The MURCI has three Specific Aims: AIM 1: Develop expertise on multi-morbidity for junior faculty in Uganda AIM 2: Train junior faculty to measure determinants and consequences of the regional, social, behavioral, and environmental risk factors for multi-morbidity. AIM 3: Develop laboratory capacity for translational and clinical research on multimorbidity

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Gendered Experiences of Parent- Child Communication on Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues: A Qualitative Study Employing Community-Based Participatory Methods among Primary Caregivers and Community Stakeholders in Rural South-Western Uganda

Abstract Open and positive parent–child communication about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is known to reduce negative SRH outcomes for young people. However, socio-cultural influences can inhibit meaningful SRH communication. Restrictive gender norms threaten the SRH of adolescents, as they make adolescent boys more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior...

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A Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate Solutions for the Management of Virologic Failure for Individuals on TLD in Sub-Saharan Africa (RESOLVE)

Tenofovir, lamivudine, and dolutegravir (TLD) has become the predominant first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen in sub-Saharan Africa. While virologic failure on TLD is relatively rare currently, rates will inevitably increase over time, threatening epidemic control in the region. The optimal management of virologic failure on TLD is currently unknown, and...

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