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Jul
12

The 3rd Delay: Prominent and fatal in maternal delivery services, pleas from the frontline

By Dr Suzanne Kiwanuka | Currently, thanks to the sustained campaign by government and development partners, more women deliver in facilities than ever before. However, without concerted efforts to ensure that facilities are well equipped to handle these increased numbers, more women will continue dying to give life. I recently visited a district in rural […]

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Jul
12

Continual monitoring and evaluation is critical in maternal and newborn health care

By Julia Le | My time in Uganda provided incredible opportunities to observe and learn about maternal and newborn health within the Busoga region. I spent time at two Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) Uganda sites—Iganga General Hospital and Jinja Regional Referral Hospitals—reviewing cases in the records room and shadowing in the wards to identify successes […]

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Jun
14

My rude awakening to the plight of mothers and newborns in our hospitals

By Hilda Namakula | I find maternal and newborn health in Uganda having the greatest need for intervention but still neglected as the country has other priorities to focus on which one may consider “income generating ones”. The health of mothers and children is on a stretcher, figuratively speaking. This may be hard to comprehend […]

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Jun
05

Staffing, caseload and supplies challenges on newborn outcomes; experiences from a Ugandan district hospital

By Julia Le | Uganda has made great strides in improving maternal and neonatal outcomes, but there is still work to be done. Both the maternal and neonatal rates are higher than targets set out by the Sustainable Development Goals. The Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) Study has been monumental in improving outcomes for mothers and […]

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Apr
11

With proper prioritization, we can make health facilities in Uganda friendly for the women with walking disabilities

By Rebecca Rachael Apolot | Just the other day we commemorated World Health Day. On such days, it is very important for us to remember and reflect on our commitments towards health care delivery, for instance,equitable health systems. Most efforts to improve Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) outcomes in Uganda have focused on access and […]

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Feb
27

Mentors: the wind beneath our flying wings

By Gloria Seruwagi | We’ve just concluded hosting a three-day inception meeting for the Maternal Health Academic Consortium in Entebbe, Uganda. A meeting of minds! It has been an absolute delight for us at Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) to co-host this event with our partners at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public […]

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Feb
13

The Hidden Costs of a $1 Delivery: How affordable care around delivery is not always so affordable

By Susie Gurzenda| In recent years, Uganda has implemented policies in line with Sustainable Development Goal 3.8.1:  improving coverage of essential maternal and neonatal health services without imposing untenable costs on families.  Some tangible interventions to implement such policies include: Dispensing Maama kits: These kits contain all supplies necessary for routine clean and safe deliveries, […]

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Jan
17

Ugandan district hospital embraces maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response

By Susie Gurzenda | Uganda has had a maternal death review for over a decade, however it had not been an effective mechanism for identifying and addressing gaps in care that lead to deaths. According to health care professionals I spoke with, at the worst the maternal dearth review was used just in the maternity […]

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