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Midwifery Education Practice in Uganda

Bike ambulance driver Grace Kakyo transports a patient in northern Uganda.
Photo courtesy CA Bikes

Alternatives to traditional ambulances are improving health access

In the absence of an ambulance, patients — especially women in labor — have challenges accessing the nearest health facility. In some districts in Africa, women travel up to 16 kilometers on foot to access the nearest hospital and in some cases end up giving birth on the way.

Evidence shows that globally the work of women’s health groups, implementing solutions such as the bicycle ambulance, can lead to a 49% reduction in maternal mortality rates. — Annemijn Sondaal, programs manager, Women and Children First

Professor Grace Edwards, Professor of Midwifery, Aga Khan University, East Africa discusses how COVID-19 has impacted Midwifery Education and Practice in Uganda.

Watch Professor Grace Edwards presentation here:

Professor Grace Edwards, Professor of Midwifery, Aga Khan University, East Africa

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