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Ministry of Health Rolls out Option B+ for eMTCT in Eastern Uganda

Posted by Foundation for Reproductive and Tropical Health on April 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (1)

The ministry of health is in the process of rolling out the Option B+ intervention for virtual elimination of mother to child transmission (eMTCT) of HIV to the children in Eastern Uganda.

The roll out is being implemented by the USAID supported STAR-E programme. Activities include training of trainers, training of health workers, stake holder mobilization, logistics and supply chain strengthening and strengthening reporting mechanisms.

Tropical Hospital Partners with Marie Stopes

Posted by Foundation for Reproductive and Tropical Health on April 16, 2013 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Tropical Medical and Maternity Hospital (TMMH) is Partnering with Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) to implement the Blue Star family planning programme. In this programme, MSU provides financial, capacity building and logistics and technical support to TMMH for mothers to receive free family planning services.

Since the inception of the programme in March 2012, TMMH has provided long term family planning methods to over 500 mothers. 12 staff and over 10 community volunteers have been trained ...

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Uganda Health Sector Stategic plan III realeased

 Uganda's Ministry of Health recently released the Health sector strategic plan  III (HSSP III) for the period 2010/11 - 2014/15. This is a plan that build on the the first two plans i.e. HSSP I & II. The plan aims at providing the highest possible level of health to all people in Uganda through promotion, prevention, curative and rehabilitative health services at all levels. It also adopts approaches that are 'client centered' and promotes rights to highest attainable levels of health. The HSSP III has four priories and these are:

  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Child health
  • Health education and,
  • Control and prevention of communicable diseases (HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis)

FORTH's mission and core programmes on maternal and child health are in line with the HSSP III priorities