Maternal Health in Masaka Receives Boost
In a country where the number of patients outmatches the number of nurses and midwives by mindboggling ratios, becoming a mother qualifies as a matter of life and death.
It is with this background that Amref Health Africa sought funding from Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) to implement an e-learning program for midwives. The e-learning model that Amref implements is in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Sports, Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board (UNMEB) Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council (UNMC) and partnering nursing schools.
Through this programme, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Electronic learning (e-learning) refers to education delivered through the Internet, intranet or CD, to access a curriculum outside of a traditional classroom.
The aim of the project is to train 1,000 midwives in Uganda by the end of 2020 and also celebrate Esther Madudu, a Ugandan Amref Health Africa-trained midwife fronted for a 2015 Nobel peace prize.