KABALE PREPARES TO MARK INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MIDWIVES
By Alex Byakatonda
As Uganda joins the rest of the world to mark the International Day of Midwives, the Principal nursing officer in charge of midwifery services in the ministry of health, Jane Frances Acam, has urged Midwives to always uphold professional values, in order to reduce on cases of maternal and infant mortality
National celebrations for the International Day of Midwives, which is always commemorated on 5th May every year, will be held at Kigezi High school primary playground in Kabale Municipality, under the theme”100 years of progress”.
Over 600 midwives from across the country are expected to grace this year’s international day of Midwives.
Speaking yesterday at the start of a two-day workshop at Cephas Inn,organized by the Ministry of health in conjunction with National Midwives Association of Uganda-(NMAU) and Kabale district health department, Acam, observed said that over 80 percent of the maternal and prenatal deaths recorded annually in Uganda, are as a result of negligence by midwives and other health workers.
This, she said can only be reduced by midwives upholding their moral and professional values.
The Assistant district health officer in charge of maternal and child health, Paddy Mwesigye, who is also chairperson of the organizing committee, said that the two-day training is aimed at sharing
researched information and experiences about the fate of midwifery in Uganda, with an aim of bettering health services, especially in reducing maternal and infant mortality.