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Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
Uganda Status Report
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  • 1. IHACC UGANDA RESEARCH SUMMARY FOR MONTREAL CONFERENCE AUGUST 17, 2010
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  • 3. Pilot research team: (L to R) Celine, Thomas, Kathryn, and Obed
  • 4. Research site: Kanungu district, Southwest Uganda
  • 5. We worked with Batwa Pygmy communities close to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, famous as the home of half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas
  • 6. Forest remains on the hills while areas closer to town have been heavily cultivated, e.g. for tea plantations
  • 7. Mukongoro Batwa Pygmy community
  • 8. Mukongoro as illustrated by a participant in our mapping exercise
  • 9. The hills around Mukongoro are used to grow cassava, beans, banana, millet, sorghum, among many crops.
  • 10. Kihembe Batwa Pygmy community
  • 11. Kihembe as illustrated by a participant in our mapping exercise
  • 12. Mukongoro community members celebrate a successful week of research with traditional dancing
  • 13. Kihembe celebrates with dancing and drumming
  • 14. We used participatory rapid rural appraisal research methods. The community became a part of our research team.
  • 15. Methods used included household semi-structured interviews, key informant interviews, biographies, future storylines, participatory mapping, and community meetings.
  • 16. PhotoVoice was conducted with 21 local participants
  • 17. Community members were taught to use digital cameras
  • 18. Through photography, community members could show us how their environment affects their health
  • 19. After the photos were taken, we met in groups to discuss them
  • 20. Children taking part in our mapping exercise
  • 21. Finished product
  • 22. Research Results: KEY HEALTH CONCERNS
  • 23. 1. Water
  • 24. Water sources for drinking and household use are dirty and often dry up for a couple of months every year
  • 25. 2. Sanitation: Communities lack proper latrines and other waste disposal facilities
  • 26. 3. Malnutrition: Almost all families reported not having enough to eat both in calories and nutrition
  • 27. Children appeared visibly malnourished
  • 28. 4. Land: Agricultural plots are small and the soil exhausted
  • 29. 5. Housing: Wind and rain can penetrate into the mud and grass huts of the Batwa, leading to illnesses such as pneumonia
  • 30. 7. Money: Many families cannot afford household necessities such as pots which are used for cooking and boiling water
  • 31. Lacking income, families cannot afford mosquito nets to cover their beds
  • 32. Children are by far the most sensitive to disease
  • 33. The most common illnesses reported were malaria, cough, ‘stomach itching’ and worms
  • 34. Research Results: ADAPTIVE CAPACITY OF HEALTH SYSTEMS
  • 35. Traditional medicine is used as primary healthcare
  • 36. Western healthcare is turned to secondly
  • 37. Climate change predictions for the region include…
  • 38. More extreme seasons. The dry season will be drier and the rainy season rainier.
  • 39. Warmer temperatures
  • 40. Increase in severe weather events
  • 41. Adaptations include…
  • 42. Livelihood diversification
  • 43. Change in agricultural practices
  • 44. Waste disposal
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