In October our health project addressed pre eclampsia. The project we delivered to 38 health centres across Hoima District and numerous women were educated on the warning signs of PET. Staff were given boxes of emergency medicines and equipment, and some training on how to manage the condition
When a midwife or nurse qualifies and then gets employment, they are expected to work as a ‘volunteer’ for one year to pay back the government for their training. These midwives are only paid 50,000 Ugandan shillings a month (roughly £10).
MAMA funded Josephine, who was a junior midwife working at Azur and our Runga clinic, to return to school to study for her midwifery diploma. In 2019 Josephine returned to Azur Health Centre and our projects as a senior midwife.
December 2015 saw our first mandatory training for staff at Azur Clinic, led by Sarah Coxon, consultant midwife from Wexham Park Hospital.