Uganda

GARP-Uganda began in 2014, and continues under the leadership of Professor Denis Byarugaba, with its Secretariat at the Uganda National Academy of Science (UNAS) in Kampala.

GARP-Uganda in the News

Antibiotic resistance: a growing health threat
     Racheal Ninsiima, The Observer, August 2014. 

Health Experts warn against self-medication
     WBS-TV News, July 2014.

Secretariat
Chair
Denis Byarugaba, Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University
Vice-Chair
Donna Kusemererwa, National Drug Authority
Principal Investigator
Christian Acemah, Executive Secretary
Coordinator
Vacant; for inquiries, contact Molly Miller-Petrie, CDDEP
Email: millerpetrie@cddep.org
Inaugural meeting
2014

 

Priorities

GARP-Uganda's priorities include widespread dissemination of the situation analysis, the publication of policy briefs and the creation of a national strategic plan on antibiotic resistance for Uganda. 

Blog & News: 

Working Group
 
Chair                                                               
Denis K. Byarugaba, BVM, MSc, PhD
Professor of Microbiology, Makerere University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity
 
Co-Chair                                                         
Donna A. Kusemererwa, BSc, MSc, MBA
Independent consultant
 
Working Group Members                        
Richard Odoi Adome, MSc, PhD
Professor of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Frederick Byarugaba, BVM, MSc, PhD        
Professor of Microbiology, Head of Microbiology Department, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Henry Wamala Kakande, MBChB, Dip, M.MED
Deputy Chief of Party, Management Sciences for Health, STRIDES
Victoria Katawera, BSc, MSc
Medical Microbiologist, MSF-Epicentre Mbarara Research Base, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Connie Cleona Kyarisiima, Dip, BSc, MSc, PhD    
Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Production, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University
Aziz A. Maij, BSc, CIPS Graduate Diploma    
Pharmacist, Senior Program Associate for the Sustainable Drug Seller Initiative (SDSI) project, Management Sciences for Health
George Mukiibi-Muka, BVM, MVM, PhD    
Senior Principal Research Officer, National Agricultural Research Organization
Michael Romeo Mutyaba, BSc, MSc            
Pharmacist, Drug Assessment and Research Officer, National Drug Authority
Florence Najjuka, MBChB, Dip, MSc, M.MED
Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
Charles B. Rwabukwali, BA, MPA, Dip, MA, PhD    
Professor, Medical Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Makerere University
Morries Seru, BSc, MSc, MPH
Principal Pharmacist, Ministry of Health
Eric Wobudeya, MBChB, M.MED, MSc        
Consultant Pediatrician, Mulago National Referral Hospital, Investigator MU-JHU Research Collaboration
Research
 
Ainembabazi P. The effect of Chlorhexidine gluconate on Gram-negative Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria that produce Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamases in Mulago Hospital. A Special Project Report submitted to the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security, in partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the award of a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology of Makerere University. 2014.
 
Amito PF, Otim F, Okongo F, Ogwang M and Greco D. The prevalence and antibiotics susceptibility pattern of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in patients attending OPD clinics at St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor Uganda. J prev med hyg 2012:53;186-189.
 
Andabati G and Byamugisha J. Microbial aetiology and sensitivity of asymptomatic bacteriuria among ante-natal mothers in Mulago hospital, Uganda. Afr Health Sci 2010:10(4);349–352. PMCID: PMC3052809.
 
Batwala V, Magnussen P and Nuwaha F. Antibiotic use among patients with febrile illness in a low malaria endemicity setting in Uganda. Malaria Journal 2011;10:377.
 
Bazira J, Boum II Y, Sempa J, Iramiot J, Nanjebe D, Sewankambo N and Nakanjako D. Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Clinical Samples at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in Rural Uganda. British Microbiology Research Journal 2014;4(10):1084-1091.
 
Byarugaba DK, Kisame R and Olet S. Multi-drug resistance in commensal bacteria of food of animal origin in Uganda. African Journal of Microbiology Research 2011; 5(12):1539-1548.
 
Ikwap K, Erume J, Owiny DO, Nasinyama GW, Melin L, Björn Bengtsson B, Lundeheim N, Fellström C and Jacobson M. Salmonella species in piglets and weaners from Uganda: Prevalence, antimicrobial resistance and herd-level risk factors. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 2014;115:39–47.
 
Iramiot J, Stanley, Bwanga F, Itabangi H, Nakaye M, Mwambi B and Bazira J. Prevalence and Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns of Clinical Isolates of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Western Uganda. British Microbiology Research Journal 2014;4(10):1168-1177.
 
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