Doctors with Africa Cuamm is one of the top three entities nominated for the “Heroes in Health Awards 2020” by Uganda Ministry of Health for its dedicated commitment to maternal newborn and child health (MNCH) in Karamoja region. The Awards ceremony will take place this Friday 6th of November in Kampala in the presence of an honorable guest, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda.
The Heroes in Health Awards (HIHA) is a public-private partnership initiative instituted in 2019 by the Ministry of Health and “Xtraordinary Media” agency, with the support of important organizations, among others the WHO. This initiative aims to recognize outstanding and innovative contribution of individuals, nonprofit, public and private players in the healthcare sector in Uganda. Doctors with Africa CUAMM has been identified as one of the remarkable frontline healthcare practitioners.
In particular, the main objectives of the HIHA initiative are to shed light on and encourage innovations that will transform the healthcare system, to support the public-private partnership win-win strategy in the health sector, and to give the public a chance to choose and celebrate their “heroes” in health. In particular, this year’s awards focus on inspiring a world-class workforce in Uganda’s healthcare service delivery.
Uganda’s health sector has to tackle numerous complexities. Among the most challenging, health workers and other players that work with them struggle every day to ensure quality healthcare to people also in the direst conditions. They have to cope with limited supplies of equipment and materials, low pay, low motivation and often insurmountable workloads. Low health worker performance and motivation remains a major hindrance to achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is why Doctors with Africa CUAMM invests in education and training of health professionals, motivating them and conveying knowledge to provide high quality healthcare to the most vulnerable, mothers and children.
This nominee is already a great success and satisfaction, no matter what.