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Misinformation detection in Luganda-English code-mixed social media text [article]

Peter Nabende, David Kabiito, Claire Babirye, Hewitt Tusiime, Joyce Nakatumba-Nabende
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This paper addresses this gap by presenting basic language resources and a misinformation detection data set based on code-mixed Luganda-English messages sourced from the Facebook and Twitter social media  ...  Several machine learning methods are applied on the misinformation detection data set to develop classification models for detecting whether a code-mixed Luganda-English message contains misinformation  ...  experimental Luganda-English code mixed misinformation detection task.  ... 
arXiv:2104.00124v2 fatcat:zppfv7od6jbihi3erhk72xwva4

Improving critical thinking about treatment claims, evidence and choices. Development and evaluation of an intervention to improve the ability of parents of primary school children in Uganda to critically appraise the trustworthiness of claims about treatment effects and make informed health choices

Daniel Semakula
2020 Zenodo  
The first was to develop a mass media intervention to improve the ability of parents of primary school children in Uganda to critically appraise the trustworthiness of claims about the effects of treatments  ...  We are very grateful to all the journalists, editors, actors, musicians and producers who helped with the development of mass media resources and the Informed Health Choices theme song, especially Christopher  ...  This work was also partially supported Acknowledgements We are grateful to all of the parents who participated in the trial and particularly those who participated in the design and user testing of the  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4749079 fatcat:wh3xuhpwpffydmencp3hpu7mue

Contraceptive knowledge, perceptions, and concerns among men in Uganda

Nityanjali Thummalachetty, Sanyukta Mathur, Margo Mullinax, Kelsea DeCosta, Neema Nakyanjo, Tom Lutalo, Heena Brahmbhatt, John S. Santelli
2017 BMC Public Health  
Men were less likely to report contraceptive knowledge from health care providers, mass media campaigns, or peers.  ...  RESULTS: Men primarily reported knowledge of contraceptives based on partner's experience of side effects, partner's knowledge from health providers and mass media campaigns, and partner's knowledge from  ...  The interviews were conducted in Luganda (the local language) and audio recorded, then translated and transcribed in English.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4815-5 pmid:29017539 pmcid:PMC5633881 fatcat:6ilc2ucs3nhorbq5ebei5ku6qm

Full Volume 2: Working Papers in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (WPLCLE)

Serafín M. Coronel-­Molina, Jaehan Park
2013 International Journal of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education  
We are also deeply grateful to our colleagues in LCLE for agreeing to serve on the Advisory Board, and for their encouragement and moral support to make this initiative happen.  ...  Other examples have surfaced in the news within the past two years, showing how the absence of ethics in new media and youth is a bad mix. One example would be sexting.  ...  Her rebuke was a code-mixing of Creole and Standard English. ( The teacher conveyed her annoyance about what was happening and clearly indicated that students' talk created "disorder" by "breaking the  ... 
doi:10.14434/ijlcle.v2i0.26903 fatcat:yg444jb7i5cszbo7g26j2zfhz4

Cancer as a death sentence: developing an initial program theory for an IVR intervention

Onaedo Ilozumba, Johnblack Kabukye, Nicolet de Keizer, Ronald Cornet, Jacqueline E W Broerse
To address current trends in poor health-seeking behaviour and late cancer diagnosis in many low- and middle-income countries, like Uganda, it is important to explore innovative awareness building interventions  ...  Through all themes the most consistent finding was that myths, misconceptions, and misinformation about cancer were related to every aspect of the cancer journey and influenced the experiences and lives  ...  Two FGDs with patients and caregivers were conducted in Luganda to ensure the participation of stakeholders who were less comfortable communicating in English.  ... 
doi:10.1093/heapro/daac070 pmid:35913900 pmcid:PMC9342624 fatcat:okbjyzixuvcznldorqdr5x6bwi

How and Why are Women Using the Internet and is it Providing Them with Opportunities for Empowerment? A Study Undertaken in and around Kampala, Uganda

Amanda Caine
The study demonstrates that once women gain access to the internet it can provide them with opportunities for economic, social, political and psychological empowerment.  ...  There has been a rapid increase in internet penetration in Africa over the last decade. As women gain access to the internet, it is hoped that it will increase their opportunities for empowerment.  ...  Acknowledgements It was a privilege to be able to undertake such interesting research in Uganda  ... 
doi:10.48683/1926.00105082 fatcat:gwg2nhlqxbaozo5bdesybjpdqy

CAHR 2009—Oral Presentations

2009 Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology  
By responding to their own collage texts, as well as the collage texts of others, how are issues of representation and identity addressed and interpreted?  ...  Access must no longer be denied based on fear, marginalization, misinformation or lack of infrastructure.  ...  HIV symptoms may be hard to detect in older adults because of co-morbidities associated with aging.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2009/265434 fatcat:4idcbwd57bfqnbuhl3peezqvvu

Cervical cancer control in Gombe State, Nigeria: preparing for the future [article]

Danladi Adamu Bojude, University Of Edinburgh, Christine Campbell, David Weller
Methods: My study used mixed-methods (a convergent, parallel-database variant design) research in 3 stages concurrently: 1) A systematic review (study 1a) of studies with a community focus for evidence  ...  Review the literature for evidence regarding community involvement in supporting cervical cancer screening in SSA; 2.  ...  The Hausa language questionnaire was a mirror image of the English language questionnaire, with the same variables and codes. Then I used the code book to code the data in SPSS software version 25.  ... 
doi:10.7488/era/2246 fatcat:iiepvvr4j5amrluk74wg4g6rou

Vulnerable Agents: Ugandan Children's Experiences with HIV Rehabilitation and Reintegration

Colleen Walsh Lang
empisa in the translation for 22 English words (Luganda Translation Collaborators 2016).  ...  Luganda word oku-vuma is typically translated as "to abuse", but this has a different meaning in Ugandan-English than American-English.  ...  Luganda predominantly uses the English Alphabet.  ... 
doi:10.7936/cnvg-4796 fatcat:j7aukffrsfeslj5zfurdeglpde

Estimating Occurrence and Detectability of a Carnivore Community in Eastern Botswana using Baited Camera Traps

Lauren C. Satterfield, Jeffrey J. Thompson, Andrei Snyman, Luis Candelario, Brian Rode, John P. Carroll
2017 African Journal of Wildlife Research  
With social carnivores like spotted hyaenas, mixing animals from different groups further complicates the problem.  ...  With social carnivores like spotted hyaenas the question of mixing animals from different groups further complicates the problem.  ...  In the rest of this document the proposed system is outlined in several sections.  ... 
doi:10.3957/056.047.0032 fatcat:thf64m7xuzcyjez42d6expou6q

Understanding the diffusion and adoption of improved cookstove technologies in Uganda through the technological innovation system [article]

Annet Nakyeyune Doctor, University Of Edinburgh, Jean-Benoit Falisse, James Smith
Although entry of firms is perceived in literature as an inducement to systems in the formative stages, in Uganda's case it portends a barrier because of firms' capability and motivation issues.  ...  About 2.5 billion people in the world rely on the traditional use of solid bioenergy to cook their meals, and in Sub-Saharan Africa almost 80% of the population still cooks with solid bioenergy.  ...  Interviews with most of the local stove manufacturers were conducted in both English and Luganda (commonest local language in Kampala) and one in Luganda only.  ... 
doi:10.7488/era/2347 fatcat:oqtqny2eavggzdxayaiimopfni