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Traditional Birth Attendants in Uganda: Why They’re Preferred Over Professional Health Service Providers

Traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in Uganda are lay persons with minimal or no formal health training who assist during pregnancy, childbirth, and the immediate post-partum period. The History of TBAs As recently as the early 1900s, hospitals were non-existent for most people living in Uganda. With few options, people used traditional methods to deliver babies and care for illness. Today […]

Suicide Prevention in Uganda: A Growing Crisis Among Young People

Suicide rates have been steadily rising worldwide, but they’re growing at particularly rapid rates in certain regions of the world, including Africa. In Uganda, suicide rates have gone up by as much as 30% in recent years, and the country now ranks among the top 10 countries in Africa with the highest suicide rates. Young people are particularly susceptible to […]

Why Africans are Rejecting the Covid-19 Vaccine

Since the mid-20th century, millions of Africans have died from diseases such as smallpox, polio, diphtheria, and tetanus—diseases that used to be commonplace in the developing world. However, while these diseases have been virtually eradicated in Europe and North America, they continue to ravage the continent of Africa. In an effort to curb the spread of these diseases once and […]