|At the centre of things - passing the Equator on Sunday|
|Delivering the beds donated by one of our volunteers to a Level 4 Health Facility in rural Uganda (near Masaka)|
|With Maria (UNFPA Country Midwifery Advisor for Uganda) and John (Registrar, Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council - at today's workshop|
Today I attended a workshop with the Ugandan Nurses and Midwives Council, reviewing the final draft of their new midwifery handbook. I my presentation this afternoon I urged midwives to join together in lobbying the government to introduce free midwifery care for women at any centre with skilled birth attendants and appropriate equipment. The private midwives have so much to offer. A voucher scheme entitling women to free services would enable many more women to benefit from this gold-standard care - and save lives. Financial incentives such as these have contributed to a drastic reduction in the maternal mortality rates in Nepal and Cambodia (our other twin countries) in recent years.
|With Elizabeth, Rose and Jemima - all senior Ugandan midwifery educators with Masters Degrees or PhDs - at the Nurses and Midwives Council workshop today|
'Be strong and very courageous as you lead these people.. that you may have success. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go'.
(Joshua Chapter 1)
"We are together again, in one accord.
Something good is going to happen, something good is in store".