Blog

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 […]

By admin | Blog
DETAIL
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 […]

By admin | Blog
DETAIL
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 […]

By admin | Blog
DETAIL
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 […]

By admin | Blog
DETAIL
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 […]

By admin | Blog
DETAIL
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 […]

By admin | Blog
DETAIL
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 […]

By admin | Blog
DETAIL
Apr
02

Reflections from the 9th International Conference on birth defects and disabilities in the developing world -2020

By Nathan Isabirye | Every year health care professionals come together as friends to learn, and to share experiences all over the world in an effort that started a decade ago when the Sixty-third World Health Assembly passed a resolution on Birth Defects in 2010 [WHA63.17 Agenda item 11.7). This time round, the 9th International Conference […]

By admin | Blog
DETAIL
Mar
05

Socioeconomic factors hindering WHO antenatal care guidelines; lessons from a rural community

By Darious Kajjo | Implementing the new World Health Organization antenatal care guidelines especially the 8 visits up from the initial 4  visits and introduction of early obstetric ultrasound scan ( at 20-22weeks of gestation) could be a challenge in rural areas due to socio, economic and geographical inequality reasons. A qualitative survey conducted in […]

By admin | Blog
DETAIL
Feb
29

How a WhatsApp group is aiding maternal and newborn care in Uganda’s Busoga sub region

By Rogers Mandu | The importance of building professional networks cannot be over emphasized. As we make connections along the way we need to think of how to maintain these relationships which could come in handy in times of need. Writing on the subject and quoting Francesca Gino who is a professor at Harvard Business […]

By admin | Blog
DETAIL