Health & Nutrition

Thursday 4 May 2017

Celebrating the International Day of the Midwife

Today, 5th May 2017, all mothers, midwives, partners, stakeholders and families around the world are celebrating the International Day of the Midwife. The theme for this year is “Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!”

Friday 7 April 2017

Quality of care key for improved maternal and newborn care

Uganda has made great strides in improving access to care for women and children; now it is time to focus on the quality of care provided.

Monday 30 January 2017

'A baby has to breathe within the first minute'

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one million babies die each year due to birth asphyxia — the inability of a newborn baby to breathe immediately after birth.

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Midwifery: Improving the quality of services for mothers and babies

“Mothers believe in us. We are like their next of kin when they are going through the excruciating pains of labour. So we should try and give that love back; we should support mothers and help them have safe deliveries,” says Mary Ithungu.

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Empowering midwives with training and equipment saves lives

Biferamunda Mwajuma is the only midwife at a health centre III in Kasese District, Western Uganda. Without training and equipment, she would not have been able to save newborns and mothers.

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