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Factsheet on Health Cost of Tobacco use in Uganda

The economic cost of tobacco use is a well-studied issue in the context of high-income countries.This is partly because the tobacco epidemic is at an early stage in LMICs. 

This study aims at estimating the economic cost of tobacco use in Uganda. To read and download the Factsheet on Health Cost of Tobacco use in Uganda, click here

Tobacco and It's Environmental Impact

Over view

This overview assembles existing evidence on the ways in which tobacco affects human well-being from an environmental perspective – i.e. the indirect social and economic damage caused by the cultivation, production, distribution, consumption, and waste generated by tobacco products.

It uses a life cycle analysis to track tobacco use across the full process of cultivation, production and consumption. In doing so it draws attention to gaps in the scientific evidence – particularly where the only data available are those currently self-reported by the tobacco companies themselves – and indicates where objective research could hold the greatest benefits to improving understanding of the relationship between tobacco and the environment.

To download the entire report click here

Estimates of Unit Costs for Patient Services for Uganda

The table on Hospital Costs presents the estimated cost per hospital stay and per outpatient visit by hospital level1. Unit costs are specific to public hospitals, with occupancy 
rate of 80% and representing the "hotel" component of hospital costs, i.e., excluding drugs and diagnostic tests 
and including other costs such as personnel, capital and food costs.

The table on Health Centre Costs presents cost per visit for primary care facilities, i.e. health centres, 
at different levels of population coverage. It includes all cost components 
including depreciated capital items but excludes drugs and diagnostics.

The results are presented in International dollars and local currency units of 2005.

Read more, click here 

UHCA sharing about the Tobacco Control Act with Artists Union

UHCA Coordinator Richard Tinkasimire Baguma sharing about the Tobacco Control Act with Artists Union. 

Focus was on key highlights of the TCA that directly affect the Artists. Interesting engagement it has been. 

Many thanks to the TC Champion Sophie Gombya.

UHCA Media Cocktail

UHCA Media Cocktail

Apr 21, 2017 Written by

Asante sana to all that have made this evening an interesting one. It has been an amazing well spent time. Bravo to all TC advocates and the media. Said by Asaba Linda

Artists Sensitized on TC Act 2015

On 28th March 2017 at Uganda National Theater during the Uganda Performers Right Society (UPRS) general meeting, artists where sensitized about the Tabacco Controol Act 2015 by Richard T. Baguma, UHCA Coordinator. 

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