Ugandan civil society groups fighting maternal mortality petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga to intervene and put a stoppage on the move by the exportation of Uganda’s health workers to Ministry of Foreign Affairs to export health workers to Trinidad and Tobago.
CSO’s Unite to advocate for women & children in UN post 2015 dev’t agenda
As the UN draws closer towards the process to establish the next Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Civil Society Coalitions on Scaling up Nutrition (UCCOSUN) together with the coalition on Reproductive Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) joined efforts in to increase advocacy on prioritisng issues concerning women & children issues in UN post 2015 development agenda.
The head of Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) on Ebola vaccine, Dr. Hannah Kibuuka has revealed that Uganda will soon start the second phase of Ebola Vaccine trial involving 90 participants. The tests will be administered to people (volunteers) living in Kampala and nearby districts only to enable easy and effective monitoring of the subjects.
Uganda’s Vice President, HE. Edward Ssekande officiated over Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa (AMICAALL) review meeting and launch of preliminary findings on HIV/AIDS in Uganda. He encouraged leaders to be exemplary and to go for HIV testing before they can encourage their followers to do so. The Vice President said that the president and the Uganda government are in full support of the campaign.
Under the theme “One More Time” AMICAALL Uganda Programme was a one week sensitization campaign where Mayors of various regions were brought in joining the campaign to support and encourage people they lead to test for HIV/AIDS.
Ebola experts have called for the initiation of center of excellence on hemorrhagic fevers management in Uganda.
The run themed “Ebola Solidarity Run” was organized by Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH), African Center for global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST), World Health Organisation (WHO), Makerere College of Health Science (MakCHS), Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA), Parliamentarians, Ministry of Health and others.
16 women die every day due to maternal related complications in In Uganda. Additionally more than 200,000 children under the age of 5 years fall victims to preventable diseases such as malaria diarrhea pneumonia etc
In response the Reproductive Maternal & New Child Health (RMNCH) coalition in Uganda are working tooth and nail to create awareness and demand the government to increase budgetary allocation life saving commodities so that innocent and vulnerable lives can be saved.