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Dec
13

Transforming care for every newborn key to health for all global target-new report

The world will not achieve the global target to achieve health for all unless it transforms care for every newborn, according a new report by a global coalition of partners led by UNICEF and the World Health Organisation. Released this morning at the 2018 PMNCH Partners’ Forum, the report Survive and Thrive: Transforming care for […]

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Nov
30

Makerere University joins KCCA, PSI in new Kampala City maternal-newborn health project

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is joining hands with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Population Services International (PSI) in a three-year implementation science project aimed at improving maternal and newborn outcomes in slum areas. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Maternal and New-born Health (MaNe) Kampala Slum […]

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Nov
23

Uganda marks prematurity day with opening of neonatal care unit at Arua regional hospital

A procession around the North western Uganda town of Arua comprising of district officials, health workers, students, Health ministry officials and representatives from national and international development partners ushered in national celebrations to commemorate the 2018 World Prematurity Day on November 17. At the head of the parade was the Minister of State for Primary […]

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Nov
27

Midwives undergo training in basic obstetric ultrasound skills

Midwife Justine Mbasalizaki of Iganga General Hospital recounts a recent incident that saw a pregnant woman who we shall simply call Mrs X almost lose her life in a situation that claimed the life of her baby. According to Ms Mbasalizaki, this mother of five who had been referred from a Health Centre IV in […]

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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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