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Nov
09

My reflections on the COMONETH Project’s influence on safe family care practices in rural Uganda

By Cephas Mugerwa | I have recently completed a ten-weeks field study internship with Community in which Mothers and Newborns thrive (COMONETH). The project operates in rural Luuka District, about 150kms from Kampala, in Eastern Uganda. When I reported for my field study, COMONETH was about to start its Village Health Teams (VHTs) training sessions. […]

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Nov
09

Teenage pregnancy; my 2 cents on dealing with rouge parents, police officers

By Kakaire Ayub Kirunda The sight of expectant teenagers in the Eastern Uganda district of Kibuku can easily help one make sense of the country’s challenge of teenage pregnancy currently standing at 25%. Statistics from the District Health Office show that 30% of girls between 15 and 19 years have begun child bearing. Seeing these […]

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Nov
04

“Baby Miracle”: Improved Quality of Care at Facilities Is Saving Newborn Lives

“I don’t remember the number of times we said goodbye to our baby,” says Fredrick Gume, as his wife, Margaret, nods in agreement. The two are recounting how their daughter “Baby Miracle” defied death while undergoing intensive treatment in neonatal care units at Kiboga Hospital and later at the Hoima Regional Referral Hospital (RRH). At […]

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Sep
27

Hospitals a catalyst away from kick starting quality improvement

With a little bit of creativity and harnessing locally available resources can be the starting point for improving the quality of care for maternal and newborn health in health facilities. This is the inference from a recent stakeholder review meeting of the maternal and newborn scale-up (MANeSCALE) project of Makerere University School of Public Health […]

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Jul
13

Village motorbike ambulances boost patient transport in rural Ugandan community

Jane Amulen, Florence Asekenye and Jane Atenge share a couple of things. The trio stays in Ajepet parish near the shores of Lake Kyoga, Gogonyo sub-county in the eastern Uganda district of Pallisa.   But that’s not all, they are all mothers and their latest uniting factor is that they are beneficiaries of a village […]

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Jul
12

Maternal newborn care; calls for task shifting, doctors urged to embrace teamwork

Midwife Anabel Margaret (not real name) attached to one of the six hospitals in Uganda’s Busoga sub-region in the East of the country finds herself on duty alone one fateful night. She’s not only delivering mothers but must also keep an eye on five sick newborns admitted to the newborn special care room in the […]

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