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Six Lessons from a Resource-Limited Setting

June 21, 2012 - 1:35am
In my first three weeks as a Fellow with the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) I’ve learned six valuable lessons on how to do more with less in a resource limited setting. 1. Collaborate.  Partnerships can provide access to external resources, for example Clinic clients are referred to neighboring Mulago hospital for ECGs since the IDI clinic does not have its own machine, and... Read More

Moving beyond HIV

June 15, 2012 - 12:30pm
The Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) was established to build capacity to treat HIV/AIDS, and over the last ten years much has been accomplished.  Now 70% of patients receive antiretroviral therapy (ART)1, and IDI has built capacity beyond its own four walls at its Outreach Clinics both in Greater Kampala and in six districts in Mid-Western Uganda and eight regional referral hospitals. As the... Read More

Infectious Disease Institute Clinic Patient Care

June 8, 2012 - 12:30pm
Working in clinical research, it’s easy to forget sometimes that patients are at the heart of what we do. Not so at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Kampala, Uganda,  where the Clinic for HIV patients or ‘Friends’ as they are called here is literally right in the center of the building. As I sit in my office thinking how best to approach my assignment of strategic planning for IDI... Read More