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The 2nd Uganda National Field Epidemiology Conference (Kampala, Dec 2017)

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The Ministry of Health in conjunction with Makerere University School of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently implementing a capacity building program known as the Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program (PHFP). This is a two-year training-in-service program aimed at equipping public health professionals with the skills they need to manage public health challenges. This program trains the next generation public health leaders; the field epidemiology track aims to train Uganda?s disease detectives, much like CDC?s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers. We organized a one-day Uganda National Field Epidemiology Conference on November 14th, 2016 at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala. At this conference, 1st and 2nd Year Fellows presented investigations and epidemiologic studies they conducted since they joined the Fellowship Program. Through these investigations and studies, important public health problems facing the nation were unveiled and strategies to address them proposed. This conference presented opportunity for national and international experts to discuss and propose solutions. This was the 2nd Field Epidemiology Conference in Uganda and was attended by important dignitaries from the key partner institutions including Ministry of Health, UN agencies, Embassies, University officials, representatives from districts as well as other national and international delegates.

Kampala, from 14 Nov 2016 to 14 Nov 2016
Organizers: Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme
Date published: 17 Dec 2017

Contents

Plenary
Spreading like a wild fire: a tale of three cholera outbreaks, Namayingo District, Uganda, March 2016

Annet Joselyn Atuhairwe, David Were Oguttu, Alex Riolexus Ario, Daniel Kadobera, Bao-Ping Zhu
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):1. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.1.483

Plenary
Rapid evaluation of the disease surveillance system in the Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement, Uganda: a case for early warning systems in emergency settings, 2016

Emily Atuheire, Leocadia Kwagonza, Daniel Kadobera, Alex Riolexus Ario
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):2. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.2.484

Plenary
Trends in cesarean section deliveries from 2012 2014 in Uganda, 2016

Emily Atuheire, Daniel Kadobera, Alex Riolexus Ario, Joseph Matovu, Blandina Nakiganda, Frank Kaharuza
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):3. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.3.485

Plenary
Factors affecting quality of care for virologically non-suppressed HIV positive patients in Jinja, Buikwe and Iganga Districts, Uganda, 2016

Lilian Bulage, Isaac Sewanyana, Joseph Matovu, Christine Kihembo, Fred Nsubuga, Gerald Pande, Alex Riolexus Ario, Charles Kiyaga, Victoria Nankabirwa
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):4. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.4.486

Plenary
Public health surveillance, outbreak investigations and response to an outbreak of a bleeding illness in Hoima and Buliisa districts, Western Uganda, Sep-Oct 2015

Steven Ndugwa Kabwama, Richard Mafigiri, Stephen Balinandi, Atek Kagirita, Alex Riolexus Ario, Bao-Ping Zhu
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):5. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.5.487

Plenary
Tobacco use and associated factors among adults in Uganda, 2016

Steven Ndugwa Kabwama, Alex Riolexus Ario, Sheila Ndyanabangi, Gerald Mutungi, Ronald Wesonga, Silver Bahendeka, David Guwatudde
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):6. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.6.488

Plenary
Anti-bacterial resistance patterns and trends among septicaemic patients in Kampala, Uganda, 2010-2015

Christine Kihembo, Alex Riolexus Ario, Lydia Nakiire, Issa Makumbi, Monica Musenero, Frank Kaharuza, Florence Najjuka, Henry Kajumbula
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):7. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.7.489

Plenary
Typhoid over diagnosis and reporting in Nakaseke District, Uganda, 2016

Joy Kusiima, Eric Ikoona, Daniel Kadobera, Alex Riolexus Ario
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):8. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.8.509

Plenary
Epidemiologic characteristics of top five cancers in Kampala, Uganda

Leocadia Kwagonza, Daniel Kadobera, Annet Nakaganda, Joy Kusiima, Mary Phoebe Amulen, Sarah Nambooze, Alex Riolexus Ario, Henry Wabinga
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):9. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.9.491

Plenary
Risk factors for yellow fever transmission during an outbreak in Masaka, Rukungiri and Kalangala, Uganda, April 2016

Leocadia Kwagonza, Ben Masiira, Daniel Kadobera, Alex Riolexus Ario, Bao-Ping Zhu
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):10. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.10.492

Plenary
Village health team functionality and adherence to reporting requirements for community-based surveillance in Kasese, Uganda, 2016

Benon Kwesiga, Gerald Pande, Alex Riolexus Ario
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):11. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.11.493

Plenary
The first reported human Rift Valley Fever outbreak in Uganda, 2016

Henry Boca Kyobe, Robert Majwala, Steven Kabwama, Alex Riolexus Ario
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):12. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.12.494

Plenary
Diarrheal diseases and household sanitary practices in Kakuuto County, Rakai District, Uganda, 2016

Richardson Mafigiri, Alex Riolexus Ario, Federick Makumbi
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):13. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.13.495

Plenary
A measles outbreak propagated by children congregating at water collection points: Mayuge District, Eastern Uganda, October 2016

Robert Majwala, Lydia Nakiire, Daniel Kadobera, Alex Riolexus Ario
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):14. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.14.496

Plenary
Rapid assessment of public health risks among refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Isingiro District, Uganda, 2015

Ben Masiira, Christine Kihembo, Alex Riolexus Ario
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):15. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.15.497

Plenary
Trends and spatial distribution of animal bite injuries and rabies deaths in Uganda, 2013-2015

Ben Masiira, Christine Kihembo, Alex Riolexus Ario
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):16. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.16.498

Plenary
Low measles vaccination caused measles outbreak in Kamuli District, Uganda, July 2016

Lydia Nakiire, Paul Edward Okello, Alex Riolexus Ario
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):17. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.17.499

Plenary
Tracking missed ANC appointments using option B+ weekly SMS reporting in Central Uganda, January-June 2016

Susan Nakubulwa, Daniel Kadobera, Alex Riolexus Ario
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):18. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.18.500

Plenary
Rapid health assessment of newly arriving refugees at Adjumani Refugee Camps, Northern Uganda, August 2016

Susan Nakubulwa, Joy Kusiima, Joyce Nguna, Joan Mutyoba, Daniel Kadobera, Alex Riolexus Ario
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):19. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.19.501

Plenary
Sensitivity and positive predictive value of the measles surveillance system in Uganda, 2012-2015

Fred Nsubuga, Immaculate Ampaire, Alex Riolexus Ario, Henry Luzze, Simon Kasasa
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):20. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.20.503

Plenary
Malaria in Tororo district after four rounds of indoor residual spraying: need to test and treat to prevent resurgence, Uganda, 2016

David Were Oguttu, Joseph Matovu, David Cyrus Okumu, Alex Riolexus Ario, Allen Eva Okullo, Jimmy Opigo, Victoria Nankabirwa
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):21. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.21.502

Plenary
Utilization of elimination of mother to child HIV transmission services: Kampala, Uganda, 2016

Jimmy Ogwal, Daniel Kadobera, Alex Riolexus Ario
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):22. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.22.504

Plenary
A cholera outbreak caused by drinking contaminated river water, Bulambuli district, Eastern Uganda, April 2016

Paul Edward Okello, Lilian Bulage, Daniel Kadobera, Alex Riolexus Ario, Bao-Ping Zhu
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):23. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.23.505

Plenary
Risk of HIV positivity in exposed infants associated with different interventions, Uganda, 2016

Paul Edward Okello, Daniel Kadobera, Alex Riolexus Ario
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):24. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.24.506

Plenary
The cost of responding to a waterborne cholera outbreak in a village in Uganda compared to a simple hypothetical intervention, 2016

Allen Eva Okullo, David Were Oguttu, Alex Riolexus Ario, Bao-Ping Zhu
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):25. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.25.507

Plenary
Evaluation of community-based HIV service delivery models for sex workers along Malaba, Kampala Highway, Uganda, 2016

Gerald Pande, Shaban Mugerwa, Alex Riolexus Ario
PAMJ Conf Proceedings. 15 Nov 2019; 1 (6):26. 10.11604/pamj.cp.2017.6.26.508