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21.

CDC Mission [electronic resource]: Responding to Outbreaks

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Describes the activities abroad of CDC's Special Pathogens Branch in response to high-hazard viruses such as those that have affected Ugandans since the mid-twentieth century. Features comments by CDC staff stationed abroad.
Online
2009
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No Heart of Darkness: Uganda and the Response to AIDS

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W. Michael Scheld, M.D. (Wyeth-Ayerst Professor of Infectious Diseases, Professor of Internal Medicine, and Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, and co-founder, Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa) gave an overview of the current state of the AIDS epidemic (28.1 million persons affected in Sub-Saharan Africa), the demographic impact, the economic impact, challenges in developing critical care, and the creation of the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa.
DVD
2002
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Ebola War: The Nurses of Gulu

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Ebola is one of the most contagious and frightening diseases that exists today. It can kill its victim in as little as 48 hours. When it broke out in Northern Uganda, there were scant resources and little knowledge about how to deal with it at Lacor Hospital, in Gulu, Uganda. For nearly a month, medical staff treated Ebola patients without knowing what it was. Soon, however, it became clear that the nursing and medical staff were at risk from this haemorrhagic disease. In the end, thirteen nurses and the medical superintendent, Dr. Mathew Lukwiya, died from the disease. In Ebola War, the nurses tell the emotional stories of how they struggled to contain the outbreak. Medical teams had to go into the war-ravaged countryside to test and educate the population to isolate those infected. [...]
Online
2002
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Lost Children [electronic resource]: Uganda's Youngest Soldiers

During its campaign of terror in northern Uganda, the Lord's Resistance Army has abducted thousands of children of the Acholi tribe and forced them to kill among their own people. This powerful, award-winning documentary examines the tragic aftermath of a brutal practice by following the lives of two boys and two girls between the ages of 8 and 14 who escape their captors. Their plight is seen in gritty detail; after years of witnessing and sometimes committing atrocities, the children return to their villages, mistrusted and often branded "killers" by their own families. The children are helped by social workers in their transition back to peace, but for many there is no going home.
Online
2005
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Responding to Outbreaks [electronic resource]

An outbreak of Ebola in western Uganda caused dozens of illnesses or deaths. A team of investigators from America's Centers for Disease Control Special Pathogens Branch travels to Uganda to bring the outbreak under control and learn more about the reservoir hosts for the Ebola and Marburg viruses.
Online
2014; 2009
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Frontline World December 25, 2007 a World of Good: Stories From a Small Planet

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"Frontline/World offers a look at some remarkable individuals finding ways to do good around the world and also tells an uplifting story of the power of music to transform lives. In Uganda, reporter Clark Boyd finds out how a San Francisco-based non-profit called Kiva is revolutionizing the world of micro-credit, and Macarena Hernandez travels to the Mexican state of Chihuahua to meet a man who's rediscovered an ancient method of pottery-making that's bringing fame and prosperity to the rural village of Mata Ortiz. In Poland, the Chopin International Piano Competition offers a window onto the world of young virtuosos who come to learn that there's much more to music than just playing the notes. Finally, in South Africa, a remarkable invention--a schoolyard merry-go-round that drives [...]
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Frontline World May 11, 2010: Stories From a Small Planet

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Brazil: As the U.S. Congress considers new legislation that would have them pay for making pollution, American companies are looking to the Brazilian Amazonian rain forest for an increasingly valuable commodity - carbon. But for the locals this means losing access to the forest that they have used for food and other resources for centuries.; Guatemala: The economic impact of an immigration raid at a meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa not only has hurt the local economy, but the deported workers and their families in Guatemala.; Uganda. Health officials in Uganda are looking to a new approach to preventing diseases like Ebola and Marburg virus, which can spread from gorillas and other animals to humans.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Born in Africa

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A 37-year-old musician, Philly Lutaaya, has become the first prominent Ugandan to publicly acknowledge that he has AIDS. He wages a struggle to educate his countrymen about this disease. Filmed in Uganda and Sweden.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Children of War [electronic resource]

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Thousands of children in Uganda have been abducted, tortured, and forced to fight as soldiers in the Lord's Resistance Army, led by religious fanatic, Joseph Kuny. John Rheinstein, a therapist from Save the Children Denmark, runs a rehabilitation program to help those children who escape from the rebel army to deal with their traumatic experiences, and hopefully, to return to their families.
Visual MaterialsOnline
2003
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Frontline: Death in Tehran

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A death in Tehran: At the height of the protests following Iran's presidential election, a young woman named Neda Soltani was shot and killed on the streets of Tehran. Her death was filmed on a cameraphone, then uploaded to the web, quickly becoming an international outrage. Frontline investigates the life and death of the woman who remains a symbol for those wanting to keep the movement alive. Unanswered questions in the aftermath of the greatest upheaval in Iran since the 1979 revolution are also explored ; Uganda: out of the wild: From the wilds of Uganda's "Impenetrable Forest"--Home to the world's largest population of Mountain Gorillas, but also a hotbet for a number of deadly diseases that cross the species barrier from animals to human.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bridge the Gap [electronic resource]: Uganda

In Bridge the Gap to Uganda, host and global explorer, Chris Bashinelli, travels the world to experience life outside of his hometown -Brooklyn, New York. In this episode, he visits the Ruwenzori Mountain range of rural Uganda to see how fair trade has helped lift farmers out of extreme poverty. Once there, he learns how to "impregnate" a vanilla flower, rides a motorcycle taxi through the luscious green mountains, and runs screaming through the woods while being attacked by venomous bees- all in the name of cultural exchange. Each character he meets, from the bee keeper, to the goat herder, to the seamstress, has used their fair trade earnings to make a better life for their families.
Online
2015
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After Kony: Staging Hope

After Kony: Staging Hope is a documentary film that follows a team of actors, playwrights, and activists in Uganda who use theater to help escaped and displaced youth explore the traumatic events they have been through. Through dramatizing their stories, the teens are able to share their voices with the community and the world. The short plays address HIV/AIDS, peace, and reconciliation. These dramas also pose the taboo question; "When an escaped child soldier returns home, are his parents able to accept him?" "Is the community ready to embrace him as well"?
Online
2015; 2011
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A.B.C Africa

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Over the course of a 10-day visit to Uganda in 2001, Abbas Kiarostami uses his camera to capture and caress the faces of a thousand orphans. An alternately heartbreaking and optimistic view of the results of the AIDS epidemic and civil war.
DVD
2005; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Uganda: Life at the Fingertips

Esther Madudu is one of two midwives at the Katine health center, located about two hundred kilometers from the Ugandan capital. Here, there is no electricity and the solar panels no longer work. On average, Esther assists five women a day giving birth and tends to forty women in antenatal care, Monday through Friday. The midwives are also in charge of psychological monitoring, the prevention and treatment of malaria, and vaccinations. Esther earned a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize 2015.
Online
2016; 2013
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Man-Eaters [electronic resource]: Dangerous Encounters

Take an adventure with Dr. Brady Barr as he travels back to Uganda in search of a giant man-eating crocodile. This episode takes place on the Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park, where we'll find out just what it takes to capture crocodiles while Dr. Barr trains a team of rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Then it's on to the shores of Lake Victoria, where a massive, one-ton crocodile has been terrorizing villagers. Barr and the rangers will set out on the lake in the same dugout canoes used by fisherman-dugout canoes that are known to have been capsized by a giant crocodile. Their mission: to find and capture the man-eater before it kills again.
Online
2010