Program Reports

Sharing globally recognized research and implementation science efforts to apprise you of the progress and the considerable accomplishments of the Infectious Diseases Institute

The Uganda One Health Epidemiological Bulletin aims to inform One Health (OH) practitioners at district, national, and global levels on interventions undertaken in detecting, preventing, and responding to OH events in Uganda.

The PACT Karamoja activity in Uganda’s northeast Karamoja region is successfully demonstrating that scaling up evidence-based and high-impact interventions towards the achievement of the End TB strategy targets of 90% treatment coverage and treatment success is possible. PACT Karamoja is funded through the #USAID Global Accelerator to End TB in all districts of the North Eastern sub-region of Uganda.

Patients with acute abdominal pain offer diagnostic challenges to the physicians due to a wide spectrum of differential diagnoses. The symptoms being relatively nonspecific for a particular diagnosis in acute abdominal conditions and further compounding with atypical features poses serious diagnostic challenges. In this case report, the patient developed acute cholecystitis on a background of chronic peptic ulcer disease.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, IDI’s Research Programme elected to host the 2nd annual Science Fair (SF) virtually. In keeping with the One IDI culture; a mindset of proactively seeking and creating synergies between the Institute’s programmes, the SF 2021 highlighted individual and collective research contributions towards better health care in resource-limited settings.

This report labours to going beyond the usual research and patient care-focused aspects of the IDI to show a broader and hopefully more exhilarating aspect of the institute that brings together over 1000 staff to connect with its senior management team, board members, government and development agency stakeholders.