CUAMM achieved an important result at the Second National Safe Motherhood Conference: three days of discussion and debate on key issues concerning maternal and child health and efforts to reduce mortality from preventable causes, particularly post-partum haemorrhage, which remains one of the main causes of maternal mortality in the country.
«The recognition of CUAMM – explains Peter Lochoro, Country Representative of Doctors with Africa CUAMM in Uganda – is very energizing to our work and staff. This award says a lot: firstly, that our work is visible and palpable to the population, even if we spend more time doing it than making it obvious; secondly, that our strategy and programmes are working; thirdly, that CUAMM is consolidating its position as a health services organisation for mothers and children in the last mile; and finally, that we are able to take on even greater challenges to improve the health of communities, especially in the most remote and fragile areas. I congratulate the team on a job well done, and I thank the institutions and our donors who made this possible: the Embassy of Ireland, UNICEF, the ELMA Foundation, the Italian Bank Foundations, in a context of support from the Ministry of Health and local district governments».
CUAMM’s support for mothers and children is implemented through a series of projects, strengthening the knowledge and skills of health workers through mentoring, cooperating with neonatal care units. Cuamm is also involved in coordinating surgical camps for the transmission of skills, the provision of equipment, ambulance transport and voucher systems to enable mothers to reach health facilities.