Maternal and Child Health Consortium Meeting

In November 2019, 19 experts from 10 UK institutions implementing various programs in maternal and child health (MCH) in Uganda met to share progress, understand the current priorities of government in MCH as well as discuss opportunities for joint working.

University College London (UCL)

The Alliance Supported UCL, Department of Obstetrics Makerere College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and The MRC Research Unit to obtain the necessary recommendations from MoH for the Collaborative Research Grant Application on Pre-eclampsia.

The Alliance further supported the Joint application of a Research Grant between UCL and Makerere University Department of Obstetrics.

UUKHA held follow up discussions in London with UCL and facilitated a joint Meeting with MAK/Mulago and LSHTM on establishing an MFM fellowship in Uganda.

Birth Aid

Birth-Aid is a charity set-up by a team of Urogynaecologists from the Warrell Unit, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Manchester UK. It works in partnership with Virika Hospital, Western Uganda to provide surgical treatment for women with childbirth injuries.

The Alliance supported the professional clearance of Urogynaecologists for their 2019 Camp.

Liverpool John Moores University

The Alliance facilitated linkage and discussions with Mbale Regional Referral hospital for placement of trainee Midwives from Liverpool John Moores University.

Maternal Foetal Medicine Fellowship.

Several UK Institutions are supporting the Department of Obstetrics at MakCHS / Mulago to establish a Fellowship in Maternal Foetal Medicine. UUKHA organised planning meetings between University College London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Mulago and Makerere. The Alliance is continuously making follow up on Targets set by respective institutions.

Welcome Trust/ Makerere

UUKHA held discussions with Welcome Trust on extending the program on Tranexamic Acid (TXA) Use in management of Postpartum Hemorrhage to Uganda.

The Alliance further supported Linkage to obstetricians in Mulago & Makerere involved in TXA work for a needs assessment.

The Alliance also supported Mulago/ MakCHS to draft a proposal on the Implementation of the TXA project and made follow up with Welcome Trust for review of the Proposal as well as discussions with MSD for Mothers to jointly co-fund the scaling out of Heat Stable Carbetocin in Uganda.

Born on the Edge

The Alliance facilitated the organisation working in Neonatology in Eastern Uganda to present their innovation in Digital Records System at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital to the eHealth TWG.