|Mulago Hospital TB Wards
Educating at-risk populations is a vital part of the prevention of TB infection, the early detection of the disease, and the successful completion of therapy thus preventing the development of MDR and XDR TB. The potential effects of obtaining basic information could prove exponential as these patients pass on the knowledge to other at-risk individuals who would look out for behavior that could place them at risk, seek help and alert others to do the same when noticing TB symptoms, and properly follow treatment when infected.
|Ebola Awareness in Mulago Hospital
Uganda’s problem with infectious disease is not limited to TB and HIV. Most recently, an outbreak of Ebola, a rare and deadly infectious disease, was reported in Western Uganda. Days later, several patients were diagnosed with Ebola at Mulago Hospital, the site of our research project, some of whom have unfortunately died.