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Reference Sources on Tuberculosis

 

As part of a consortium that is implementing the research and policy advocacy project: “Tuberculosis: Working to Empower the Nations’ Diagnostic Efforts (TWENDE)”, since January 2016, CPAR Uganda Ltd is conducting research on tuberculosis (TB). Follow the progress of TWENDE - up-dates are now available on the TWENDE page on the CPAR Uganda Ltd website http://www.cparuganda.com/index.php/twende.

In collaboration with its fellow TWENDE consortium partner organisations, CPAR Uganda Ltd is utilising ‘new’ TWENDE data and other available ‘old’ data to author and disseminate opinions, policy briefs, research reports, and academic papers on TB diagnosis, TB treatment and TB stigma in Uganda and in East Africa.

TWENDE is a two-year project (January 2016 to December 2017) that is funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Association; specifically through its EDCTP2 Programme; which programme is supported under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

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The Search for Authoritative Sources

Having appreciated how daunting it is to determine a source as authoritative, as news, and on which to base decision-making, I surmise that the place of authoritative sources in decision-making has remained the same from time immemorial. What is important is to appreciate that there are different cultural centres. One needs to be aware of whose central logic they are basing their thought processes and decision-making. For Africa and for Africans, it is important that we try as much as possible to locate within the cultural centres of our pre-colonial ancestors. For this to happen, we need to take the journey of self-discovery and to de-colonise our minds. We should embrace the wisdom of Ngugi wa Thiong’o that is contained in his book: “Moving the centre – the struggle for cultural freedoms”.

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Agroforestry Project Impresses Dr. Okwir

“We shall definitely work together,” Dr. Okwir Wilson, District Veterinary Officer and Acting District Production Officer of Lira District Local Government (Lira DLG) assured CPAR Uganda Ltd (CPAR) during a visit that he made to the CPAR Headquarters on Tuesday, 22nd November 2016. 

During his visit he toured the grounds of the CPAR Headquarters that are located on Plot 5 Makerere Road, in Central Division, in Lira Municipality, in Lira District. What follows are his words of advice to CPAR which he shared with the CPAR Managing Director, Ms. Norah Owaraga: 

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Reference Sources on Tuberculosis 18 Aug 2017

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Policy Brief on Bill 133 of 2017 to Amending Article 26 of the Constitution 11 Aug 2017

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