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Sep
06

Revisiting our Centre’s 8-year journey

To commemorate our 100th e newsletter issue today, we would like share with you our journey of where it all started, what we’re doing and what we expect to do to continue saving the lives of the mothers and the newborns. Here is our story: In 2013, the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), […]

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Aug
02

My experience as a foreign student promoting health care in rural Uganda in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Caroline Klyk | During my internship at the Jinja Regional Referral hospital I came across the chance to support the organization Empower Through Health (ETH) in the Buyende district for one week. Empower Through Health is a nonprofit health care organization which constantly works on improving healthcare access to 70,000 people in eastern Uganda. […]

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Jul
01

Meet Caroline Klyk, a new intern at the Centre

I am currently pursuing  medical studies at the Medical University of Wroclaw. Prior to that, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the Technical University of Munich. Working in politics as well as in the medical field strengthened my desire to combine these two disciplines and get involved in the public […]

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Apr
02

Nutrition quiz with Amanda

Who is Amanda? An Alien A human A Banker A nutritionist working with Mwana Mugimu Nutrition unit in Mulago Hospital A mother A wife Why could it be dangerous to eat raw cookie dough? It Expands In Your Stomach It’s Corrosive It Has Too Much Sugar It May Contain Raw Eggs Which is helpful for […]

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Feb
09

A conversation with Dr Lawrence Kazibwe

Doctor, thank you so much for agreeing to speak to us on such a short notice despite your busy schedule, so please tell us about yourself. Ans. I am Dr Kazibwe Lawrence, an obstetrician with 10 years of experience and I have been in public service for over 15 years. I work as a deputy […]

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Dec
04

Our PhD candidate series: Joseph Akuze Waiswa

Joseph is a trained statistician and public health officer, with a master’s in Public Health from the Braun School of Public Health & Community Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Masters, Post-Graduate Diploma and Bachelors of Statistics (Honours) from Makerere University. He is doctoral fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, pursuing […]

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Oct
05

My experience studying the integration of Information Technology and health

Dr Haawa Nyende | Maternal mortality is a major problem especially in developing countries. Maternal deaths are partly attributed to the limited access to healthcare and a shortage of medically trained health professionals who can provide maternal healthcare service. Approaches have been adopted to improve the access to and quality of healthcare. The approaches include […]

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Sep
08

Uganda’s Constitutional Court rules that everyone woman has a right to emergency obstetric care

By Nakibuuka Noor Musisi | In March 2020, the right to health generally and women’s maternal health rights including the right to emergency obstetric care made exactly 9 years with no clear place in Uganda’s Constitution. Five Months later, on August 19th 2020, history was made. The first landmark maternal health case was decided by […]

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Aug
05

The ultrasound scan services changing lives in Busoga, Uganda

Ultrasound scans present us with the opportunity to detect abnormal fetal development or other problems with the placenta, uterus, or amniotic acid. Mothers that do not have access to ultrasound scan services during pregnancy are likely to face numerous challenges during childbirth because in an event where the fetus has a problem the issue will […]

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Jun
30

Using community radios to respond to sexual and gender-based violence during COVID-19 lockdown in a rural Ugandan district

Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), especially against women, remains a global and national public health problem with health consequences and effects on productivity and quality of life. Movement restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19, have further heightened SGBV as many vulnerable people are confined with their abusers. Mayuge district lies in one […]

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