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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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Jun
01

What I learnt about MNH service delivery in a rural Ugandan district before COVID-19 cut short my journey

BY BEN WENDEL | In March 2020, I got the chance to work with Prof. Waiswa and Dr. Kizito on the Centre of Excellence for Maternal Newborn and Child Health’s COMONETH project. It was incepted in 2017 and is based in Eastern Uganda’s Luuka district. Luuka district is one of 112 districts located in the […]

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May
05

Coping with provision of maternal, newborn health care during COVID-19 lockdown in rural Uganda

By Dr Felix Kizito | All mothers and babies’ lives matter even in the toughest of the situations, as medical workers we ought to save lives and support bring life to earth. I have had the privilege to work on projects saving mothers and their newborn babies over time. Serving on the Community in which […]

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Apr
16

COVID-19 should not relegate sexual and reproductive health needs

By Olivia Nakisita | When people are faced with emergency situations their sexual and reproductive health needs do not disappear. As the rest are fighting COVID 19 and measures being put up like quarantine, we need to have urgent coordination for reproductive health. People have a right to information and service. People have a right […]

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