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Sister Agnes Kasaigi - 2014 International Midwife Award Winner

Uganda Midwife Wins Prestigious International Award

Sister Agnes Kasaigi Kasoone, a veteran midwife in charge of the maternity unit at Buwenge Hospital in Jinja district and an expert in helping revive babies who have trouble breathing at birth, was honored yesterday as the African recipient of the 2014 International Midwife Award.

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Midwife Margaret Baru, 46, checks on a newborn baby at Nyumanzi Health Centre II in Adjumani district, Uganda, before handing it back to its mother. Sylvia Nabanoba/Save the Children

Maternal and newborn health in Nyumanzi refugee camp

Encouraging mothers and their partners to attend antenatal care (ANC) sessions is the most important avenue the health centre is using to reduce these challenges.

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South Sudan Response 2014

December 15th 2014 marked exactly one year since the break out of the war in South Sudan, leaving thousands of children and women displaced. To date, Uganda hosts one of the biggest refugees population, with a total of 128,600 refugees, most of whom are in 3 settlements of Adjumani (81,211), Arua (11,802), Kiryandongo (28,741), and 6,846 self settled in Kampala.

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