Dr. Andrew Mwanika’s Presentation on the Genesis of COBES

 Dr. Andrew Mwanika, head of COBES, describes how the decentralization by the government has put new responsibilities on the districts. After an assessment of manpower in the districts and a feasibility study, the Faculty of Medicine responded with a curriculum change, comprising Problem-Based Learning and COBES. The curriculum aligned students’ training to health needs of the country and was designed to prepare students for rural practice, integrating priority health programs into their training and acclimatizing students to the rural districts. COBES now has a presence in 43 districts. Not surprisingly, attendance at health facilities goes up 30% when the students go out, and the program has a high level of acceptability with the communities and the district health offices.

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2nd Workshop for Uganda Health Communication Alliance

The workshop was a good success. I worked long and hard yesterday on the slide order and have almost got everything right. I just noticed a couple of places – during the presentation – that I need to fix. I have really enjoyed these two workshops. I think it’s because I’m working with communication types – print, radio, tv – which makes sense given my background, and they seem really appreciative and excited by what I’m showing them. The presentation I have put together is much more than database training – I incorporate what I’ve learned from malaria research, from telecommunications work, health issues being written about in their publications, public health here in Uganda, lessons from the village, ideas for articles, and so on. And I really want them to be able to tell their stories to the world – or at least to Kampala!

Presentation at Johns Hopkins, October 24, 2008

Julia’s presentation to Informatics Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins University
October 24, 2008

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Muzungu in the Mist: NLM Filings from the Frontline in Uganda

Presented to NLM Board of Regents, September 16, 2008
By Julia Royall, Chief, NLM International Programs
Fulbright Scholar to Uganda 2007-2008

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Presentation at George Washington University

Julia’s presentation to class on Science, Technology, and Development, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, March 12, 2009

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Presentation at George Mason University

March 2009 presentation to class on Consumer-Provider Health Communication at George Mason University.

Julia’s presentation to class on Consumer-Provider Health Communication, Department of Communication, George Mason University, March 19, 2009

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Malaria at NLM: From the global to the local

March 2009 presentation to consultation between CDC and NIH on malaria research activities in President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) countries.

March 26, 2009

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Working with Medical Students in Uganda

Presentation on work with medical students in Uganda – a case study or model for reaching the community at the village level. This presentation includes video and still photographs to tell the story of the students’ creation of MedlinePlus African tutorials on malaria and diarrhea as well as their “information intervention” at the village level and subsequent research on actual use of bednets, using digital pen technology.

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