Month: November 2017

Childhood Obesity Prevention Education

Mary Vincent Mosha a Lecturer at KCMUCo and a THRiVE PhD fellow and her research is focused on Understanding modifiable factors associated with childhood overweight and obesity in Tanzanian primary schools. She has recently held a community led education activity to address the importance of healthy eating and lifestyle behaviors in a group of women. […]

Dr. Emmy Okello
Public Engagement on Rheumatic Heart Disease – Dr. Emmy Okello

Rheumatic heart disease currently affects about 40 million people worldwide, mainly young adults with about 345,000 annual deaths. Unfortunately most of these deaths occur in developing countries like Uganda where we have previously found an annual mortality of 17%. This is mainly because most of our patients present late with advanced disease. In 2010 Dr. Emmy […]