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maternal health

The Clean Delivery Kit: A Lifesaving Birthing Kit that fits in a Sandwich Bag

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Teaching Tindarwesire (a TBA in Bufundi, Uganda) how to open a clean delivery kit Items that fit into a sandwich bag can save thousands of mothers’ lives every year. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? The Clean Delivery Kit has: A clean plastic liner to put on the ground so the mother doesn’t…

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Worldwide Healing Hands Transforming Muko, By Dr. Alex Melindwa

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It’s a cold morning. The usual fog engulfs Muko Health Center IV, obscuring the spectacular view of the beautiful cultivated hills from where the sun rises. The first sun rays penetrate through the fog, shining a warmth on the patients waiting to receive care after traversing hills and valleys to reach the center. Work starts…

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Saving Grace

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   Muko Health Center IV (MHC) is located in the southwestern part of Uganda in an area that has mountainous terrain composed of many fertile, heavily cultivated hills and beautiful, spectacular valleys, which contribute to poor accessibility with an inadequate road network and poor mobile telecommunications coverage. This makes it challenging for women like Grace,…

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A visit to a Traditional Birth Attendant

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Tindarwesire, a traditional birth attendant in Uganda Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs), also known as traditional midwives or lay midwives provide care during pregnancy and childbirth without any formal education or training. They often learn their trade through apprenticeship or are self-taught. Uganda is predominantly rural, with only 13% of the population living in urban areas.

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