Apapai, Uganda—I walked into the Eastern Ugandan health clinic in the late morning, just as Susan Nabwire delivered her first baby. Nurse-midwife Christine Apio, who was attending to her, was ready for the first newborn, despite the baby’s arrival nearly two months ea
Two healthy babies born in one week — an exciting occasion for their mothers, Josephine Lomongin and Dakele Chegeni, and their village in the Karamoja region in northeastern Uganda, where maternal and newborn death rates are higher than in the rest of the country.
Isingiro District, Uganda—Nuriyati Katushebe strode into the Kyeirumba Health Center, her young, pregnant daughter Shadia following behind her. They had come to the center for antenatal care. And, here in southwestern Uganda, Kyeirumba represents a quality of care that any mother woul
Isingiro, Uganda—Immaculately dressed in her white uniform and boots, midwife Jane Ainembabazi paces the labor ward of Nyarubungo Health Center III, setting her work area in order by placing clean instruments and unused vials into their proper cabinets and discarding used surgical glo
Seattle, Washington—Jhpiego’s three low-cost, innovative global health projects designed to help save the lives of women and newborns won top awards this weekend at the prestigious Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development competition. The trio of award-winning projects
When Mary Issaka, Jhpiego’s 2010 International Midwife Champion of the Year, returned home to Ghana from last year’s award ceremony in Washington, D.C., she used her newfound fame to inspire midwives across her country.
Dismayed by the incidence of post-surgery sepsis among patients, especially following cesarean sections, Dr. Martin Buhamizo and a team of co-workers set out to rid the operating room and maternity ward of infection. They received a powerful assist from a General Electric Foundation-f
Blood samples left on window sills. Medical waste thrown in cardboard boxes. Uncovered pit latrines. Rusty equipment laying on floors. Those were but a few of the unsafe and unsanitary conditions found in health centers in two districts in Uganda when Jhpiego,