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Special Pathogens Research Network Ltd. +256700488917 [email protected]
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We use cutting edge DNA technology in the diagnosis of tropical infections as it relates to Special Pathogens and related disease conditions. This is expected to form the core activities of the expected Special pathogens reference laboratory to be established by the network in the nearest future. Early and accurate diagnosis  is the pivot of disease prevention in limited resource settings. We want to build diagnostic capacity at the grass root so as to raise the critical mass of experts capable and ready to respond to out breaks when the need arises.

We are using cutting edge DNA technology in the diagnosis of tropical disease in this setting with limited facility. The team detects and characterizes microbial agents of diseases related to special pathogens, intervention, management, prevention and control. The overall idea is to devise means of detecting indicators of sickness long before the disease becomes overt. Researches on Immuno-predictors of tropical disease is of profound significance because it should guide healthcare planners, donors and patients how best to make informed decision about the health status.

Summary of our disease diagnostic capacity building include but not limited to

  1. Laboratory investigation
  2. Disease staging for easy identification
  3. Susceptibility testing
  4. Tracking of epidemic
  5. Participation in intervention
  6. Community directed impact assessment
  7. Need assessment to determine direction of interventions
  8. Clinical trials of drugs, vaccines, new antibiotics and others
  9. Validation of new herbal alternatives
  10. Baseline surveys
  11. Sentinel surveillance
  12. Appropriate monitoring and evaluation of interventions
  13. Intervention types may include:
    1. Febrile illness
    2. Sexually transmitted diseases
    3. HIV/AIDS
    4. Pneumonia
    5. Oral infections
    6. Diarrhoea due to enteric bacteria, protozoa or rota virus
    7. Dysentery
    8. Enteritis
    9. Gastrointestinal tract infections
    10. Systemic infections
    11. Meningitis
    12. Nosocomial  infections


The disease prevention team use the following styles

  1. Monitoring behavioural risk factors and chronic diseases through the collection, interpretation, and dissemination of surveillance data;
  2. Educating the public and health professionals;
  3. Collaborating with communities and other partners in the planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based strategies and interventions;
  4. Advocating for the prevention and control of chronic diseases
  5. Promoting healthy lifestyle decisions.
  6. Better Immunization
  7.  improved Vaccine development
  8.  Antibiotic resistance
  9. tracking of drug resistance
  10. Genetic manipulation

Disease Diagnosis and prevention

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