Collaboration with Albert Cook Library and Faculty of Medicine



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  • Collaboration with Albert Cook Library and Faculty of Medicine

    • History here
    • Training undergraduate medical students
    • Training graduate students to assist with thesis writing
    • Training clinical officers, nurses, and faculty at local research sites and clinical trials
    • Training students, faculty, and researchers at Gulu Medical School
    • Access to fulltext through various programs


  • Some challenges and basics before we begin…….





  • Epidemics vs Prevention

  • Something out there to get us vs things we can do to help ourselves and take charge of our own health

  • 75% “epidemics” in Uganda related to sanitation and hygiene



  • Follow the money…..

  • MU 10 years ago – small focus on malaria

  • Now everyone is there on HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB:

    • Has the disease gotten worse – probably not, but money has increased
    • Question to ask: What difference has money made


  • Uganda

  • What are top 10 disease burdens according to Ministry of Health?

  • How about chronic diseases?

  • (check out private clinics)



  • Approach





What might interest the public?

  • What you can do to help yourself

      • Basics
  • Clearing up a misconception

  • New research that can help you

  • What research going on in Uganda is of interest to country, world

  • Local/national issues surrounding health care – comparison with other countries in EA



  • Criticize

  • Praise

  • Investigate



Information you can trust

  • Problem with Google and Wikipedia

  • What to look for:

        • Is the article/info peer reviewed?
        • Is there advertising in the journal/website?
        • Does the info/article come from a reputable source
  • Info from NLM:

        • Vetted and updated daily
        • No password required
        • Free to all


































































































































75% of epidemics are result of poor sanitation and hygiene

  • 75% of epidemics are result of poor sanitation and hygiene

  • Search for personal hygiene and Uganda







































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