2021 2nd Quarterly PEPFAR Uganda Science Summit | Highlights on HIV, TB and COVID-19

2021 2nd Quarterly PEPFAR Uganda Science Summit: Highlights on HIV, TB and COVID-19

Friday June 11, 2021, 9AM- noon (virtual)

Summit Objectives: 

  • To disseminate recent and ongoing HIV- and TB-related research from Uganda (whether PEPFAR-funded or non-PEPFAR funded)
  • To highlight key findings on COVID-19 and its impact on HIV- and TB- related programs in Uganda   
  • To inform national policies, programs and disease response activities

Participants: US government PEPFAR team and implementing partners, Uganda Ministry of Health (including Public Health Fellowship Program and others), and other Ugandan health researchers.

The Summit featured four sessions led by a set of session co-chairs from PEPFAR Uganda and from key stakeholders including Ministry of Health, Makerere University School of Public Health and others.  Each session consisted of a set of multiple five-minute presentations grouped by topic and given by scientists whose submitted presentations were accepted by the organizing committee.  Each session began with introductory remarks and ended with Q&A/discussion led by the session co-chairs.

For detailed agenda, please see PEPFAR Science Summit Agenda for 11JUN2021_Final

and the detailed Tracker on the 2021 2nd Quarterly PEPFAR Uganda Science Summit: Highlights on HIV, TB and COVID-19

*Due to preliminary analyses and unpublished data shared with the PEPFAR Uganda stakeholders, the presenters have requested that these presentations not be shared with the public at this time.  When data can be shared, presentations will be added.   

List of Presentations by Session

Session #1: Studies: HIV, TB, Yellow Fever and COVID

  • Yellow Fever Fractional Dose Vaccine Study | Irene Lubega, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)*
  • SARS-CoV-2 Sero-Prevalence in Selected Sub-Populations in South-Central Uganda | Ronald M. Galiwango, Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) *

Session #2: HIV Service Delivery Innovations and Improvements

Session #3: Preserving HIV&TB Services and Successes In the Era Of COVID

  • Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on HIV services in the Masaka Region of Uganda | Joseph Kagaayi, Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) *
  • Impact, Knowledge, Attitudes and Experiences of April-June 2020 COVID-19 Lockdown on Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in Masaka region, Uganda | William Ddaaki, Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) *

Session #4: Key Findings on COVID from MOH Public Health Fellowship Program

  • Factors Associated With COVID-19 Infection Among Household Members of COVID-19 Patients in Home-Based Care | Geofrey Amanya, Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program*
  • Investigation of COVID-19 Outbreak in Moroto prison | Richard Migisha, Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program*
  • Why Are COVID-19 patients Dying in Kampala Metropolitan Area? a Descriptive Investigation | Patricia Eyu, Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program*
  • High-Risk Exposures Among Truck Drivers Testing Positive for COVID-19 at Uganda Borders: a Qualitative Study, May-June, 2020 | Ignatius Wadunde, Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program*