Materials

 Training and Implementation Guides

Healthy Adolescent and Young People Package

2021

Healthy Children and Young People Package: Overview. 2021.

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Healthy Child Uganda MamaToto Package

2016

Healthy Child Uganda MamaToto Implementation Guide (Draft). 2016.

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2015

Healthy Child Uganda MamaToto Package: Overview. 2015.

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Healthy Child Uganda MamaToto Package: Logic Model. 2015.

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Healthy Child Uganda MamaToto Package: Implementation Plan. 2015.

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Healthy Child Uganda MamaToto Package: SOPETR Approach. 2015.

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Healthy Child Uganda MamaToto Package: CHW Effectiveness Conditions. 2015.

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Healthy Child Uganda MamaToto (Muskoka) Project Results: Key Indicators for Bushenyi 2012-2014

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Healthy Child Uganda MamaToto (Muskoka) Project Results: Key Indicators for Bushenyi 2012-2014 (Simplified)

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Healthy Child Uganda MamaToto (Muskoka) Project Results: Maternal Newborn and Child Health Key Indicators for Bushenyi 2012-2014 (Graphs)

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Healthy Child Uganda MamaToto (Muskoka) Project Results: Qualitative Results for Bushenyi 2012-2014

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Healthy Child Uganda CORPs Model Report

2010

Brenner J, Sharma N. Healthy Child Uganda: The Healthy Child Uganda Community Owned Resource Persons Model. Mbarara: Healthy Child Uganda; 2010 Apr. 122 p.

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CHW Training Manuals

2015

Healthy Child Uganda. Village Health Team Maternal Newborn and Child Health Training Manual. Mbarara: Healthy Child Uganda; 2015. 126 p.

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2011

Wotton K. Healthy Child Uganda: Community Development Manual. Mbarara: Healthy Child Uganda; 2011. 92 p.

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2006

Wotton K, Brenner J. Healthy Child Uganda: Trainers Manual for Community Owned Resource Persons. Mbarara: Healthy Child Uganda; 2006 Apr. 74 p.

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Wotton K, Brenner J. Healthy Child Uganda: CORPs Manual. Mbarara: Healthy Child Uganda; 2006 Apr. 53 p.

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 Academic Publications and Abstracts

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

2021

Murembe, N., Kyomuhangi, T., Manalili, K., Beinempaka, F., Nakazibwe, P., Kyokushaba, C., Tibanyendera, Basil., Brenner, J.L. (2021). Context matters in understanding the vulnerability of women: perspectives from southwestern Uganda, Archives of Public Health, 79(1). 

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2018

Ludwick, T., Turyakira, E., Kyomuhangi, T., Manalili, K., Robinson, S., & Brenner, J. L. (2018). Supportive supervision and constructive relationships with healthcare workers support CHW performance: Use of a qualitative framework to evaluate CHW programming in Uganda. Human Resources for Health, 16(1), 11.

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2017

Brenner, J.L., Barigye, C., Maling, S., Kabakyenga, J., Nettel-Aguirre, A., Buchner, D., Singhal, N. (2017). Where there is no doctor: can volunteer community health workers in rural Uganda provide integrated community case management? African health sciences, 17(1), 237-246.

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Mercader, H., Kabakyenga, J., Katuruba, D., Hobbs, A., & Brenner, J. (2017). Female respondent acceptance of computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) for maternal, newborn and child health coverage surveys in rural Uganda. International Journal Of Medical Informatics98, 41-46.

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Taremwa, I., Ashaba, S., Adrama, H., Ayebazibwe, C., Omoding, D., & Kemeza, I. et al. (2017). Knowledge, attitude and behaviour towards the use of insecticide treated mosquito nets among pregnant women and children in rural Southwestern Uganda. BMC Public Health17(1).

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2016

Kabakyenga J., Barigye C., Brenner J.L., Maling S., Buchner D., Nettel – Aguirre A., Singhal N., Kyomuhangi T., Tumusiime D., Finch J., Macleod S. (2016). A demonstration of mobile phone deployment to support the treatment of acutely ill children under five in Bushenyi District, Uganda. African Health Sciences, 16(1), 89.

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MacDonald, NE., Bortolussi, R., Kabakyenga, J., Pemba, S., Estambale, B., Kollmann, KHM., Odoi Adome, R., Appleton, M. (2014). MicroResearch: finding sustainable local health solutions in East Africa through small local research studies. J Epidemiol Glob Health, 4(3),185-193.

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Buchner, DL., Brenner, J.L, Kabakyenga J, Teddy K, Maling S, Barigye C, Nettel-Aguirre A, Singhal N. (2014). Stakeholders’ perceptions of integrated community case management by community health workers: a post-intervention qualitative study, 13(9). 

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Tumusiime D, Agaba G, Kyomuhangi T, Finch J, Kabakyenga J, MacLeod S. Introduction of mobile phones for use by volunteer community health workers in support of integrated community case management in Bushenyi District, Uganda: development and implementation process. BMC Health Serv Res 2014;14(Suppl 1):S2.

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Mercader, H., Kyomuhangi, T., Buchner, D., Kabakyenga, J., & Brenner, J. (2014). Drugs for some but not all: inequity within community health worker teams during introduction of integrated community case management. BMC Health Services Research14(Suppl 1), S1.

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Ludwick, T., Brenner, J.L., Kyomuhangi, T., Wotton, K., & Kabakyenga, J. (2013). Poor retention does not have to be the rule: retention of volunteer community health workers in Uganda. Health Policy And Planning29(3), 388-395.

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Beinempaka, F., Tibanyendera, B., Atwine, F., Kyomuhangi, T., & MacDonald, N. (2014). The practice of traditional rituals and customs in newborns by mothers in selected villages in southwest Uganda. Paediatrics & Child Health19(2), 72-72.

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2012

Scholastic, A., Kyomuhangi, T., Santorino, D., MacDonald, N., & LeBlanc, J. (2012). Healthy Child Uganda survey of knowledge, attitude and behaviour of village health team members toward their health care responsibilities in southwest Uganda. Paediatrics & Child Health17(8), e89-e89.

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2011

Brenner, J., Kabakyenga, J., Kyomuhangi, T., Wotton, K., Pim, C., & Ntaro, M. et al. (2011). Can Volunteer Community Health Workers Decrease Child Morbidity and Mortality in Southwestern Uganda? An Impact Evaluation. Plos ONE6(12), e27997. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027997

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2008

MacDonald, N., & Kabakyenga, J. (2008). Microresearch: borrowing from the microfinance experience. Canadian Medical Association Journal179(5), 399-399.

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2005

Brenner JL, Godel J.C. (2005). Capacity building for child health: Canadian paediatricians in Uganda. Paediatrics Child Health, 10(5), 273-276.

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Non-Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

2020

Ashaba, S., Tumuhimbise, M., Beebwa, E., Oriokot, F., Brenner, J.L., Kabakyenga, J. Factors Impacting Sustainability of Community Health Worker Programming in rural Uganda: A Qualitative Study. 2020 March.

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Larsen-Rosner, S., Kyomuhangi, T., Kyokushaba, C. Experiences With Village Health Teams Income Generating Activities. 2020 Sept.

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2018

Kyomuhangi, T. A mothers fear from Uganda: A story told and lessons to be learned; 2018 Aug. 23 – 24 p.

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2011

Tramhel J, Brenner J. Community Health Workers and Community Case Management: Policies and Progress in Uganda within a Global Context; 2011 Apr. 82 p.

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Abstracts

2019

Neema CM, Kyomuhangi T, Turyakira E, Kyokushaba C,  Beinempaka F, Hatfield J, Manalili K, Brenner JL. Socio-economic factors affecting access and use of MNCH services among Vulnerable Women in Southwestern Uganda. Mbarara University of Science and Technology Annual Research Dissemination Conference 2019, Mbarara, Uganda, Nov 22, 2019. 

William W, Yan T, Lang M, Kyomuhangi T, Kabakyenga J, Turyakira E, Ashaba S, Murembe N, Tumuhimbise M, Kumbakumba E, Brenner JL. Let All Know: Insights from a digital storytelling facilitator training in Uganda. Mbarara University of Science and Technology Annual Research Dissemination Conference 2019, Mbarara, Uganda, Nov 22, 2019. (Oral)

Warnock T, Arubaku W, Kyomuhangi T, Brenner JL, Naggayi B. Evaluating an undergraduate community engagement-focused global health field school in rural Uganda: assessing student and community outcomes. Mbarara University of Science and Technology Annual Research Dissemination Conference 2019, Mbarara, Uganda, Nov 22, 2019. (Poster)

Arubaku W, Warnock T, Kyomuhangi T, Brenner JL, Naggayi B. Collaborative curriculum design and implementation for Global student community engagement: experiences of MUST faculty and UC. Mbarara University of Science and Technology Annual Research Dissemination Conference 2019, Mbarara, Uganda, Nov 22, 2019. (Oral)

Kyomuhangi T, Tumuhimbise M, Kyokushaba C, Turyakira E, Kabakyenga J, Awor P, Mayega R, Hatfield J,Brenner JL. Implementing Community-Driven Healthcare Delivery Services”  A Case Study of SOPETAR Innovation by Health Child Uganda in South Western Uganda. Mbarara University of Science and Technology Annual Research Dissemination Conference 2019, Mbarara, Uganda, Nov 22, 2019. (Oral)

Kyomuhangi T, Maling S, Manalili K,Kabakyenga J, Brenner JL, Singhal N, Muganga G. Medium-term Effect of an Intervention to Strengthen Capacity of Health Facility Governance Committees in Rural Uganda:  A Qualitative perspective. Mbarara University of Science and Technology Annual Research Dissemination Conference 2019, Mbarara, Uganda, Nov 22, 2019. (Oral)

Beinempaka F, Kyomuhangi T, Turyakira E, Murembe N, Nakazimbwe P, Tibanyendera B, Brenner JL, Manalili K. Community Health Workers’ Solutions To Challenges In Their Work: A case study of Bushenyi and Rubirizi districts. Mbarara University of Science and Technology Annual Research Dissemination Conference 2019, Mbarara, Uganda, Nov 22, 2019. (Oral)

Murembe N, Kyomuhangi T, Beinempaka F, Turyakira E, Kyokushaba C, Brenner JL, Hatfield J, Nakazibwe P, Manalili K. Understanding Vulnerability of Women In Accessing and Utilizing MNCH Services in Western Uganda: An Intersectionality Approach. Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences-Bugando Scientific Conference 2019, Mwanza, Tanzania, Nov 14, 2019. (Oral)

Tumuhimbise M, Ashaba S, Beebwa E, Oriokot F, Brenner JL, Kabakyenga J. Factors Affecting sustainability of community Health Worker interventions: A Case Study of Bushenyi and Rubirizi Districts, Uganda, Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences-Bugando Scientific Conference 2019, Mwanza, Tanzania, Nov 14, 2019. (Oral)

Kyomuhangi T, Maling S, Manalili K, Kabakyenga J, Brenner JL, Singhal N, Muganga G.  Medium-term Effect of an Intervention to Strengthen Capacity of Health Facility Governance Committees in Rural Uganda:  A Qualitative perspective. Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences-Bugando Scientific Conference 2019, Mwanza, Tanzania, Nov 14, 2019. (Poster)

Kyomuhangi T, Tumuhimbise M, Kyokushaba C, Turyakira E, Kabakyenga J, Awor P, Mayega R, Hatfield J, Brenner JL. Implementing Community-Driven Healthcare Delivery Services: A Case Study of SOPETAR Innovation by Health Child Uganda in South Western Uganda. Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences-Bugando Scientific Conference 2019, Mwanza, Tanzania, Nov 14, 2019. (Poster)

Kyomuhangi T, Maling S, Manalili K, Kabakyenga J, Brenner JL, Singhal N, Muganga G. Medium-term effect of an intervention to strengthen capacity of Health Facility Governance Committees in rural Uganda: A qualitative perspective. 25th Canadian Conference on Global Health, Ottawa, Oct 18, 2019. (Oral)

Brenner JL, Kyomuhangi T, Mweteni W, Clarkin C.  “Digital Storytelling:  Enabling vulnerable adolescents and women to share their own experiences globally”.  Presentation.  Canadian Conference on Global Health, Ottawa, Oct 2019. (Oral)

Nakazibwe P, Murembe N, Beinempaka F, Kyomuhangi T, Turyakira E, Kyokushaba C, Hatfield J, Brenner JL, Manalili K. Understanding vulnerability of women in accessing and utilizing MNCH services in Western Uganda: An intersectionality approach. Uganda Society for Health Scientists 19th Annual Scientific Conference, Kampala, Uganda, May 24, 2019. (Oral)

Beinempaka F, Kyomuhangi T, Turyakira E, Murembe N, Nakazimbwe P, Tibanyendera B, Brenner JL, Manalili K. Community Health Workers’ solutions to challenges in their work a case study of Bushenyi and Rubirizi districts.  Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)  1st Annual Community Health Conference, Mbarara, Uganda, April 18, 2019. (Poster)

Turyakira E, Neema C, Kyomuhangi T, Beinempaka F, Kyokushaba C, Tibanyendera B, Nakazibwe P, Manalini K, Brenner JL. Influence of a Maternal Newborn Child Health Intervention on Care-Seeking Decision-Making by Vulnerable Women.  Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)  1st Annual Community Health Conference , Mbarara, Uganda, April 18, 2019.  (Oral)

Nakazibwe P, Murembe N, Beinempaka F, Kyomuhangi T, Turyakira E, Kyokushaba C, Hatfield J, Brenner JL, Manalili K. Understanding vulnerability of women in accessing and utilizing MNCH services in Western Uganda: An intersectionality approach. Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)  1st Annual Community Health Conference , Mbarara, Uganda, April 18, 2019.  (Oral)

Tumuhimbise M, Ashaba S, Beebwa E, Oriokot F, Brenner JL, Kabakyenga J. Barriers to sustainability of community Health Workers’ activities in the community: A Case Study of Bushenyi and Rubirizi Districts, Uganda. Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)  1st Annual Community Health Conference , Mbarara, Uganda, April 18, 2019. (Oral)

Yu S, Kyomuhangi T, Kabakyenga J, Turyakira E, Brenner JL.  Medium-term Retention of Volunteer Community Health Workers in Rural SW Uganda. Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Chicago, Mar 8, 2019. (Oral)

2018

Yu S, Kyomuhangi T, Kabakyenga J, Turyakira E, Brenner JL.  Medium-term Retention of Volunteer Community Health Workers in Rural SW Uganda. Mbarara University of Science and Technology Annual Research Dissemination Conference 2018, Mbarara, Uganda. Nov 23, 2018. (Oral)

Ludwick T, Turyakira E, Kyomuhangi T, Manalili K, Robinson S, & Brenner JL. Supportive supervision and constructive relationships with healthcare workers support CHW performance: Use of a qualitative framework to evaluate CHW programming in Uganda. Mbarara University of Science and Technology Annual Research Dissemination Conference 2018, Mbarara, Uganda. Nov 23, 2018. (Oral)

Kyomuhangi T, Nahirney M, Mercader H, Lang M, Kabakyenga J, Brenner JL.  The Feasibility and Acceptability of Digital Storytelling in Southwestern Uganda: A Community-Based Pilot. Mbarara University of Science and Technology Annual Research Dissemination Conference, Mbarara, Uganda.  Nov 23, 2018.  (Oral)

Kyomuhangi T, Brenner JL, Beinempaka F, Tibanyendera B, Kabakyenga J. Obuntism in Relation to Community Health Work in Southwestern Uganda.  3rd Annual Global Child Health Unit Conference, Calgary, Sept 26, 2018. (Oral)

Ludwick T, Turyakira E, Kyomuhangi t, Manalili K, Robinson S, Brenner JL.  Supportive supervision and constructive relationships with healthcare workers support CHW performance:  Use of a qualitative framework to evaluate CHW programming in Uganda. Human Resources for Health, Feb 13, 2018

2017

Kyomuhangi T, Brenner JL, Beinempaka F, Tibanyendera B, Kabakyenga J.  Obuntism in Relation to Community Health Work in Southwestern Uganda. 1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers.  Kampala, Feb 21, 2017. (Oral)

Kyomuhangi T, Ludwick T, Kabakyenga J, Robinson S, Enns C, Manalili K, Turyakira E, Brenner JL. What Community Health Workers Say About Their own Motivation! 1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers.  Kampala, Feb 21, 2017 (Oral)

Brenner JL, Kyomuhangi T, Singhal N, MacIntosh H, Manalili K, Kyokushaba C, Mwesigye E, Barigye C, Kabakyenga J.  Process Evaluation of a District-Led Maternal Newborn Child Health (MNCH) Scale-up Initiative of Community Health Worker Programming. 1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers.  Kampala, Feb 21, 2017.  (Oral)

Muganga G, Kyomuhangi T, Rwandekeye P, Kabakyenga J, Brenner JL. Evaluation of the performance and sustainability of the Community Owned Resource Persons Child Survival Intervention in Kashari county, Mbarara district.  1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers.  Kampala, Feb 21, 2017. (Poster)

Turyakira E, Brenner JL, Kyomuhangi T, Nettel-Aguirre A, Singhal N, Singh G, Kabakyenga J, Rwandekeye P, Nimukama A, Mwesigye E, Hobbs A. District Scale Up of an Integrated Maternal Child Health Initiative through CHWs in Rural Southwestern Uganda: Pre-Post Intervention Coverage Survey Results.  1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers.  Kampala, Feb 21, 2017.  (Oral)

Ludwick T, Kyomuhangi T, Kabakyenga J, Singhal N, MacIntosh H, Manalili K, Nsungwa J, Brenner JL. Conditions for CHW Effectiveness: An evidence and Experience-Based Framework.  1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers.  Kampala, Feb 21, 2017. (Oral)

Hobbs A, Turyakirs E, Kabakyenga J, Nettel-Aguirre A, Kyomuhangi T, Brenner JL. High retention of Community Health Workers in a rural district in Southwestern Uganda.  1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers.  Kampala, Feb 21, 2017.  (Oral)

2016

Brenner JL, Kyomuhangi T, Turyakira E, Nettel-Aguirre A, Singhal N, Singh G, Hobbs A, Kabakyenga J, Healthy Child Uganda Evaluation Team.  District scale-up of an integrated MNCH initiative in rural southwest Uganda:  Pre-post intervention coverage survey.  International Pediatric Association Congress, 2016 Aug 20, Vancouver, Canada (Oral).

2015

Ludwick T, Turyakira E, Kyomuhangi T, Manalili K, Robinson S, Brenner JL. Assessing Community Health Worker Team Performance in Bushenyi District, Uganda. Canadian Conference on Global Health Montreal, Quebec, 2015 Nov 7, and Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2015 Oct 19 Mexico City, Mexico. (Oral)

2014

Kabakyenga J, Barigye C, Brenner J, Maling S, Buchner D, Nettel-Aguirre A, Singhal N, Kyomuhangi T, Tumusiime D, Finch J, MacLeod S. Mobile phone deployment to support therapeutic choices for children in Uganda. International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 17th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology; 2014 July 13-18; Cape Town, South Africa. (Poster) / Uganda Society For Health Scientists’ 15th Annual Scientific Conference. 2014 May 29-30; Kampala, Uganda. (Poster)

Brenner JL, Barigye C, Maling S, Kabakyenga J, Nettel-Aguirre A, Buchner D, Kyomuhangi T, Wotton K, Amon N, Singhal N. Can volunteer community health workers in rural Uganda provide integrated community case management? Canadian Paediatric Society 91st Annual Conference. 2014 Jun 25-28; Montreal, Canada. Paediatric Child Health 2014 Jun/July;19(6):e106. (Poster) / Uganda Society For Health Scientists’ 15th Annual Scientific Conference. 2014 May 29-30; Kampala, Uganda. (Oral)

Mercader HFG, Tumusiime D, Hobbs AJ, Kabakyenga J, Brenner JL. Acceptability of computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) for maternal and child health data collection in rural Southwest Uganda. Uganda Society For Health Scientists’ 15th Annual Scientific Conference. 2014 May 29-30; Kampala, Uganda. (Oral) / Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute Symposium. 2014 Apr 9; Calgary, Canada. (Poster)

Turyakira E, Hobbs AJ, MacIntosh H, Nimukama A, Brenner JL, Kabakyenga J. Profile of newly selected and trained  Village Health Team (VHT) members in Bushenyi District, Uganda. Uganda Society For Health Scientists’ 15th Annual Scientific Conference. 2014 May 29-30; Kampala, Uganda. (Poster)

Turyakira E, Brenner JL, Mwesigye E, Buchner D, Nettel-Aguirre A, Pim C, Muchunguzi C, Kyomuhangi T, MacIntosh H, Kabakyenga J. Status of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) in Bushenyi District, Uganda. Uganda Society For Health Scientists’ 15th

Annual Scientific Conference. 2014 May 29-30; Kampala, Uganda. (Poster)

2013

Benediktsson I, Buchner D, Brenner J, Hatfield J. Exploring the capacity of health centers to deliver MNCH programming in two districts in southwestern Uganda. University of Calgary Global Health 101: Working Together Symposium; 2013 Apr 4; Calgary, Canada. (Poster)

2012

Maling S, Kabakyenga J, Barigye C, Brenner JL, Kyomuhangi T, Buchner D. Integrated community case management: can Village Health Volunteers trained in ICCM of childhood illness improve access to care for Africa’s most vulnerable children? A case of Kyabugimbi sub county-Bushenyi district. Mbarara University of Science and Technology 8th Annual Research Dissemination Conference; 2012 Dec 19; Mbarara, Uganda. (Oral)

Maling S, Kabakyenga J, Barigye C, Brenner JL, Kyomuhangi T, Buchner D. Motorcycle ambulance. Mbarara University of Science and Technology 8th Annual Research Dissemination Conference; 2012 Dec 19; Mbarara, Uganda. (Oral)

Brenner JL, Turyakira E, Mwesigye E, Buchner D, Nettel-Aguirre A, Pim C, Muchumguzi C, Kyomuhangi T, Macintosh H, Kabakyenga J. Scaling up comprehensive maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) programming to create a model district in Bushenyi, Uganda: baseline findings. Mbarara University of Science and Technology 8th Annual Research Dissemination Conference; 2012 Dec 19; Mbarara, Uganda. (Oral)

Maling S, Kabakyenga J, Barigye C, Brenner JL, Kyomuhangi T, Buchner D. Bushenyi and Rubirizi districts health facility assessment for newborn health care services standards. Mbarara University of Science and Technology 8th Annual Research Dissemination Conference; 2012 Dec 19; Mbarara, Uganda. (Oral)

Brenner JL, Ngonzi J, Santorino D, Mwesigye E, Buchner D, Pim C, Kyomuhangi T, Macintosh H, Kabakyenga J. Comprehensive maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) baseline indicators for creation of a model district in Bushenyi. Mbarara University of Science and Technology 8th Annual Research Dissemination Conference; 2012 Dec 19; Mbarara, Uganda. (Oral)

Ntaro M, Turyakira E, Brenner JL. Influence of community owned resources persons on malnutrition in children less than two years old in Mbarara and Bushenyi districts in southwestern Uganda. Mbarara University of Science and Technology 8th Annual Research Dissemination Conference; 2012 Dec 19; Mbarara, Uganda. (Oral)

Kyomuhangi T, Kabakyenga J, Brenner JL, Wotton K. Healthy Child Uganda: creating a reproducible, low cost, Village Health Volunteer model to promote child and maternal survival in rural Uganda. Development Partnerships in Higher Education Best Practice and Lessons Learnt Workshop; 2012 Jun 27-28; Nairobi, Kenya. (Oral)

2011

Miles L, Brenner JL, Kabakyenga J, Pim C, Ntaro M, Nettel-Aguirre A. Health care seeking behavior in rural Uganda: does maternal education level make a difference? Canadian Society for International Health Annual Conference; 2011 Nov 13-15; Ottawa, Canada. (Poster)

Paquette M, Brenner JL, Pim C, Kabakyenga J, Kyomuhangi T, Nettel-Aguirre A. How do patterns of bed net use compare between communities receiving bed net distribution & malaria education and control communities in rural southwestern Uganda. Canadian Paediatric Society 88th Annual Conference; 2011 Jun 15-18; Quebec City, Canada. Paediatric Child Health 2011 Jun/July;16(Suppl A):14A. (Oral) / Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian

Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting; 2011 Apr 30-May 3; Denver, USA. (Poster)

Brenner JL, Kabakyenga J, Kyomuhangi T, Wotton KA, Pim C, Ntaro M, Bagenda FN, Gad NR, Godel J, Kayizzi J, McMillan D, Mulogo E, Nettel-Aguirre A, Singhal N. High retention and success of volunteer community health workers promoting child health in rural Uganda. Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting; 2011 Apr 30-May 3; Denver, USA. (Oral)

2010

Bortolussi R, MacDonald N, Larson C, Brenner JL, Kabakyenga J. “Micro-research” for developing countries: borrowing from the microfinance experience. Canadian Paediatric Society 87th Annual Conference; 2010 Jun 22-26; Vancouver, Canada. Paediatric Child Health 2010 May/Jun;15(Suppl A):56A. (Poster)

2009

Ludwick T, Kyomuhangi T, Kiley E, Mulago E, Kabakyenga J, Brenner J. Selection, retention and motivation of Village Health Volunteers in rural southwestern Uganda. Canadian Paediatric Society 86th Annual Conference; 2009 Jun 23-27 Ottawa, Canada. Paediatric Child Health 2009 May/Jun;14(Suppl A):47A. (Oral)

2008

McMillan D, Ruzaaza G, Singhal N, Kabakyenga J, Joseph K, Brenner JL. Child-related case-based scenarios to evaluate educational needs of Village Health Volunteers in rural Uganda. Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting; 2008 May 2-6; Honolulu, USA.

2007

Kyomuhangi T, Brenner JL, Tumwinsigyire T, Kabakyenga J, Kayizzi J, Kiley E, Singhal N. Selection, retention, and motivation of village health volunteer educators in rural southwestern Uganda. The Network: Towards Unity for Health Annual Conference; 2007 Sep 15-20; Kampala, Uganda. (Oral)

Kayizzi J, Brenner JL, Ruzaaza G, Kabakyenga J, Wotton K, Singhal N, McMillan D. Healthy Child Uganda: three years experience of comprehensive, community-based child health education. The Network: Towards Unity for Health Annual Conference; 2007 Sep 15-20; Kampala, Uganda. (Oral)

Brenner JL, Kayizzi J, Kiley E, Kyomuhangi T, Singhal N, McMillan D, Kabakyenga J, Godel J. A snapshot of child health in southwestern Uganda through local eyes: reports from CHW in Healthy Child Uganda project communities. The Network: Towards Unity for Health Annual Conference; 2007 Sep 15-20; Kampala, Uganda. (Oral)

Ruzaaza G, Mbonye E, Ssuuna R, Kabakyenga J, Brenner JL, Joseph K, Singhal N, McElroy T, McMillan D. Case-oriented problems with identification of barriers and enhancers to child health in southwestern Uganda. The Network: Towards Unity for Health Annual Conference; 2007 Sep 15-20; Kampala, Uganda. (Oral)

Brenner JL, McElroy T, Kayizzi J, O’Connell C, Joseph K, Smart K, Bagenda F, Kabakyenga J, McMillan D, Singhal N. Mothers report high child mortality and large burden of illness in rural Uganda. Canadian Paediatric Society 84th Annual Conference; 2007 Jun 26-30; Montreal, Canada. Paediatric Child Health 2007 May/Jun;12(Suppl A). (Poster) / Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; 2007 May 5-8; Toronto, Canada. (Oral)

Brenner JL, Kayizzi J, McElroy T, O’Connell C, Joseph K, Bagenda F, Kabakyenga J, McMillan D, Singhal N. Child health knowledge and practices of mothers in rural Uganda. Canadian Paediatric Society 84th Annual Conference; 2007 Jun 26-30; Montreal, Canada. Paediatric Child Health 2007 May/Jun;12(Suppl A). (Poster) / Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; 2007 May 5-8; Toronto, Canada. (Poster)

2006

Kayizzi J, Kabakyenga J, Bagenda F, Brenner JL, Singhal N, McMillan D. Strengthening child health in rural Uganda: Healthy Child Uganda project. International Students’ Convention on Child Health; 2006 Dec 17; Kampala, Uganda. (Poster)

Kayizzi J, Brenner JL, McElroy T, Kabakyenga J, O’Connell C, Joseph KS, Bagenda F, McMillan D, Singhal N. A comparison of child nutritional status, illness frequency, and health practices in three health sub-districts in southwestern Uganda. Canadian Society for International Health Annual Conference; 2006 Oct 15-19; Ottawa, Canada. (Poster)

McElroy T, Brenner JL, Kayizzi J, Bagenda F, Kabakyenga J, Joseph K, McMillan D, Singhal N. Maternal report of child morbidity and mortality: results of a comprehensive child health baseline assessment in rural Uganda. Canadian Society for International Health Annual Conference; 2006 Oct 15-19; Ottawa, Canada. (Poster)

Nyakato V, Brenner JL, Ruzaaza G. Being a child in Uganda. The Network: Towards Unity for Health Annual Conference; 2006 Sep 9-14; Ghent, Belgium. (Poster)

2005

Brenner JL, Bagenda F, Ruzaaza G, Singhal N, Wotton K, Kabakyenga J. CPS-MUST Child Health Project after one year: a model of community-based child health education. Canadian Paediatric Society 82nd Annual Conference; 2005 Jun 21-25; Vancouver, Canada. Paediatric Child Health 2005 May/Jun;10(Suppl B). (Oral)

Brenner JL, Bagenda F, Ruzaaza G, Wotton K, Singhal N, Kabakyenga J. Comprehensive community-based child health education in Uganda: a pilot project. 11th Annual Child Health Research Symposium; 2005 Apr 6; Calgary, Canada. (Poster)

2004

Brenner JL, Bagenda F, Nilah NV, Ruzaaza G, Kabakyenga J, Singhal N. A situational analysis of child health in CPS-MUST Project communities in southwestern Uganda. Canadian Paediatric Society 81st Annual Meeting; 2004 Jun 16-20; Montreal, Canada. Paediatric Child Health 2004 May/Jun;9(Suppl A). (Poster)

Brenner JL, Bagenda F, Ruzaaza G, Kabakyenga J, Singhal N. Qualitative and quantitative surveys in community health research: experiences from a comprehensive child health needs assessment in Uganda. Alberta Children’s Hospital Child Health Research Symposium; 2004 Apr 10; Calgary, Canada. (Poster)

2003

Brenner JL, Bagenda F, Ayella PS, Ruzazza G, Ndamira, A, Tumuramwye D. Adaptation of the integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) course for medical students in Mbarara, Uganda: accommodating resource limitations in the developing world through the use of self-directed and problem-based learning. Canadian Paediatric Society 80th Annual Meeting; 2003 Jun 13-17; Calgary, Canada. Peadiatric Child Health 2003 May/Jun;8(Suppl B):52B. (Poster)


 Multimedia

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 In the News

Articles

2015

Faced with termites, researchers in Uganda turn to Database Lab for help,” UToday, University of Calgary. 2015 Jun 26.

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Herperger L. “Calgary-Tanzania team receives $1-million grant,” UToday, University of Calgary. 2015 Mar 5.

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Tumwesigye P. “Healthy Child Uganda holds nutrition competitions in South Western Uganda,” The Nutritionist; Volume 2, No. 5. 2015 Feb 23.

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Vision Reporter. “Village Health Teams emerge champions in health promotion,” New Vision. 2015 Feb 18.

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2014

Vision Reporter. “MamaToto health teams hailed,” New Vision. 2014 Nov 26.

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“Dr. John Godel: Mentor, advocate and leader in Northern and International paediatrics,” CPS News, Canadian Paediatric Society. Spring 2014.

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2013

“Helping communities help themselves,” Alberta Medical Association. 2013 Aug 1.

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“Strengthening child health in rural Uganda,” Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada. 2013 Jul.

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2012

Nelson C. “Doctor forges ties to save lives in Africa,” Calgary Herald. 2012 Dec 29.

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2010

“Award winning partner Healthy Child Uganda saves lives with Buy-A-Net: Education critical to success,” Buy-A-Net. 2010 Nov 9.

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2009

Webster PC. “Uganda registers successes with child-health volunteers,” The Lancet; Volume 374, No. 9703. 2009 Nov 21.

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“Healthy Child Uganda documentary runs Friday,” UToday, University of Calgary. 2009 Apr 9.

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“U of C’s life-saving Healthy Child Uganda Project featured in “SUUBI-Hope for the Children of Uganda” Documentary — Premieres April 10,” CNW. 2009 Apr 7.

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Cyperling M. “Healthy Child Uganda,” UMagazine, University of Calgary. Winter 2009.

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2008

“Grassroots program offers preventative care in Uganda,” The Edmonton Journal. 2008 Nov 16.

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Sired M. “Faculty of Medicine prof makes World Vision’s Top Five Canadians to Watch,” Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. 2008 Aug 14.

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The Canadian Press. “Calgary MD recognized for her work in Uganda,” Daily Herald Tribune. 2008 Jul 25.

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Nathan H. “Human ambulances for Uganda’s children,” UniWorld, Focus on Health. 2008 Mar.

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2007

St Denis N. “Stopping Africa’s biggest killer,” Fast Forward Weekly. 2007 Nov 22.

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“BUY-A-NET malaria prevention group announces Canadian partner – Canadian pediatricians join the fight against malaria,” Market Wired, Buy-a-Net. 2007 Oct 15.

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2006

Hillman D. “News from Canada,” Section on International Child Health Newsletter. 2006 Apr.

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2004

Rosenberg J. “Canadian docs, Ugandan villagers harmonize for kids’ health,” National Review of Medicine. 2004 Oct 15.

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TV

2015

“Healthy Child Uganda reduces infant morality”, CTV Calgary. 2015 Mar 31.

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Radio

2015

“Maternal health in East Africa”, CBC Calgary Eyeopener. 2015 March 31.


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