The Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Newborn Health Research (CMNHR) was established in 2013 to serve as a one stop centre for information, research and capacity building. The centre operates as a knowledge management arm for the national newborn steering committee to the meet the desire of increasing access and availability of reliable knowledge and information to stimulate action and service delivery. We are a team of highly trained, remarkable, and self-motivating people. More


Traditional Birth Attendants: Are we burying our heads in the sand?

One of the major global health issues currently under discussion is the high rate of preterm births, whose complications are responsible for many of the deaths among newborn babies. The situation is worse in developing countries like Uganda, where an estimated 226,000 babies are born preterm each year. About 38% of the nation’s 39,000 annual […]
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