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Aug
02

Linking process data to outcome data; unexpected things I learned at Quality Improvement forum

By Paul Mubiri | During the most recent quality improvement (QI) learning session under the Preterm Birth Initiative study, several events took place. First, we saw four health facilities in this collaborative making presentations of their own process data and later link it to their outcome data. A number of health workers that presented articulately […]

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Aug
02

Team work key in implementation of Community Score Cards

By Christine Aanyu | If you watch soccer, you will agree with me that just like a football team working together to set up the perfect shot at goal, every team member has a specific role to play in accomplishing tasks on an initiative that requires joint effort. While it may look like one player […]

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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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