The harmful use of alcohol is a growing global public health concern, with Sub-Saharan Africa at particular risk. A large proportion of adults in Uganda consume alcohol and the country has a high prevalence of alcohol use disorders (AUD), almost double that for the African region as a whole. Bwindi Community Hospital, in rural western Uganda, recently introduced a programme of screening, diagnosis and management of AUD and this study assessed how this worked.
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Kuule Y, Dobson AE, Harries AD, Mutahunga B. Screening , Diagnosis , and Management of Patients With Alcohol Use Disorders at Bwindi Community Hospital , Uganda. Front. Public Heal. [Internet]. 2018;6:148. Available from: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2018.00148/full
Screening, Diagnosis, and Management of Patients With Alcohol Use Disorders at Bwindi Community Hospital, Uganda