Uganda

Urban Refugees’ Digital Experiences and Social Connections During Covid-19 Response in Kampala, Uganda

Abstract: The Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath challenged economies and societal sectors globally. Refugees in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to the socio-economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Uganda, refugees significantly compose the marginalized urban population, dependent largely on the informal sector, and are severely affected by the crisis amidst limited social protection interventions. This article draws on key informant interviews with refugees and refugee-led organizations to examine the...

Persons with disabilities and resilience: coping with environmental hazards case of landslides in Mount Elgon region, Uganda

ABSTRACT Adverse impacts on persons with disabilities occur disproportionately during landslide hazards in a rugged landscape. Coping with climate-induced hazards to boost disaster resilience among persons with disabilities is directly influenced by the deepseated power relations in society. The study explored coping mechanisms and assessed their perceived effectiveness in boosting resilience of persons with disabilities in the Ugandan fragile ecosystem. A cross-sectional design with 55 in-depth household interviews, seven key informant...

Spatial and Temporal Solar Potential Variation Analysis in Uganda Using Measured Data

The paper presents an analysis of spatial and temporal solar potential variations in Uganda. The solar radiation potential distribution was investigated based on measured data from 56 ground meteorological stations across Uganda from January 2015 to February 2022. The data were recorded after every 5-minute interval. The monthly average daily Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) was analysed using the spatial inverse distance weighting (IDW) interpolation technique in ArcGIS 10.7.1. The GHI...

Prevalence of Teenage Pregnancy and Associated Factors in Agago District, Uganda: A Community-Based Survey

Background: Teenage pregnancy remains a common public health and social problem associated with negative health outcomes. We determined the prevalence and factors associated with teenage pregnancy among teenage girls aged 13-17 years in Agago district, Uganda. Methods: We conducted a community-based, cross-sectional study between October and November 2020 in Lapono Sub-County, Agago district among teenage girls 13-17 years. Multi-stage sampling technique was used. Parishes, villages, and households were randomly selected (computer...

Pre-exposure prophylaxis use among female sex workers in Gulu city, Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study

Background: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an important intervention for reducing the risk of HIV transmission among high-risk populations such as female sex workers in Africa, where HIV prevalence remains high. We aimed to assess the use of PrEP among female sex workers in Gulu, Uganda. Methods: In this community-based cross-sectional study, we included HIV-negative female sex workers purposely selected from hotspots within Gulu City, Uganda between February and March 2023. A...