FIFTY-five-year-old Mukooza is a father of four from Buwaya sub-county, Mayuge district. Two years ago, his village chose him to train as a community health worker, (CHW) with Uganda Newborn Study (UNEST).
Health experts are calling on government to pay attention to community health workers (CHWs) who if linked with basic improvement in facility care can lead to better health indicators in rural settings.
Even after recording a number of deaths at childbirth, the Ugandan government has not done much to address the issue. Now Makerere University School of Public Health is undertaking a survey in Iganga and Mayuge districts to find possible ways of averting the deaths, writes Zahra Abigaba.
Malawi: WRA, Save the Children, Oxfam and Fair Play Africa co-hosted a two day meeting in Lilongwe for health advocates from across Africa to focus on advocacy efforts.