Hakim Sendagire

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Sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine (SP) has become the first-line treatment of uncomplicated malaria in a number of African countries. Molecular surveillance of resistance-mediating mutations in Plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase (dhfr) and dihydropteroate synthase (dhps) has been proposed as a means of predicting SP treatment outcomes, but optimal(More)
In November of 2000, Uganda changed its anti-malarial policy to replace chloroquine (CQ) with a combination of CQ and sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) as the first line agents. Information was limited on the efficacy of either drug. The present study was designed to provide baseline information on the efficacy of SP and the prevalence of molecular markers(More)
Combinations of chloroquine (CQ) and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) [CQSP] as the first line agents in Uganda have replaced CQ monotherapy. The idea of the combination is to delay the development of malaria resistance to either drug when used alone. We compared the clinical, parasitological and molecular findings of two studies with treatment arms of CQSP,(More)
Antiretroviral therapy programs in Africa are currently providing treatment for almost two million people. The long-term success of large scale antiretroviral therapy programs in sub-Saharan Africa remains uncertain because of the limited information currently available on rates of virologic failure and selection for drug-resistant variants in the different(More)
The Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA) program was developed to promote immediate, measurable improvement in laboratories of developing countries. The laboratory management framework, a tool that prescribes managerial job tasks, forms the basis of the hands-on, activity-based curriculum. SLMTA is implemented through multiple(More)
Trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole (cotrimoxazole, CTX) is used frequently as part of standard medical care for people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa. The mechanisms of resistance to sulfonamides and trimethoprim in commensal streptococci from Uganda were determined and compared to S. pneumoniae. Commensal streptococci showing high-level resistance to(More)
The artemisinin based combination therapy (ACT) of artemether and lumefantrine (Co-artem) has recently replaced chloroquine and fansidar as the first line treatment policy drug in Uganda. It is necessary to develop practical procedures to monitor the likely emergence and spread of artemisinin resistant P. falciparum strains. We have analyzed the genotypes(More)
INTRODUCTION Uganda scaled-up Early HIV Infant Diagnosis (EID) when simplified methods for testing of infants using dried blood spots (DBS) were adopted in 2006 and sample transport and management was therefore made feasible in rural settings. Before this time only 35% of the facilities that were providing EID services were reached through the national(More)
BACKGROUND Viral load monitoring (VLM) to identify individuals failing antiretroviral therapy (ART) is not widely available in resource-limited settings. We compared the genotypic resistance patterns between clients with VLM versus immunological monitoring (IM). METHODS Between 2004-2008, 559 ART naïve clients were enrolled in a prospective cohort,(More)