SHARED BEST PRACTICES TO IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH IN UGANDA

By Goodluck Musinguzi

Medical personal from Nsambya Hospital have joined their counterparts at Kawempe Women’s Hospital to share best practices in a bid a bid to reduce maternal death.

Dr Diana Atwine, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health and Dr Henry Mwebesa, Director General Health Services made a commitment of always taking off time to do a ward round and attend to patients at the facility on a weekly basis, she will have her clinical coat on.

This commitment started mid August 2020 and each week the team from Ministry of Health discuss emerging issues before going to the wards.

A section of the public has been complaining about services where there are many deliveries. Because of numbers there are challenges at this hospital hospital in Kampala.

Dr Diana Atwine, Permanent Secretary responded to complaints raised by people. Today, the team was joined by the management of Nsambya Hospital to share best practices in preventing maternal deaths.

Jordan said this will help to reduce pregnancy-related morbidities, decreasing maternal mortality of adolescent mothers.

Rowan Philip said the need to reduce the rates of maternal and perinatal deaths is great. We can help to decrease these deaths if pregnant women were scanned using Diagnostic ultrasound at scheduled clinic visits during pregnancy. This would identify any issues that may arise during childbirth.

Dr Diana Atwine said “we appreciate the team from Nsambya Hospital that joined us in Kawempe Hospital today to share best practices, and brainstorm on how to control Maternal and Perinatal deaths in Kawempe and other health facilities. We can fix some of these gaps together.

Today’s audit at Kawempe National Referral Hospital was aimed at sharing best practices aimed at improving maternal health outcomes at the hospital.

About Goodluck Musinguzi

Born on 12th March 1979 in Kabale district, South Western Uganda near the Rwanda and Eastern Congo Borders. Started Journalism around 1999, the Kibwetere inferno was a turn around. Entatsi newspaper and Monitor FM were interested in my stories. I covered extensively the Amama Mbabazi-Garuga Musinguzi Parliamentary elections extensively for Monitor Newspaper,Monitor FM, Voice of Kigezi and Entatsi Newspaper. Later I worked with Uganda Radio Network. Newvision gave me opportunity to cover War in Eastern Congo. Did investigation stories. Am now the Chief Executive Officer Kigezi News Agency Limited, we publish for a number of websites in Uganda.

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