My time in Uganda provided incredible opportunities to observe and learn about maternal and newborn health within the Busoga region. I spent time at two Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) Uganda sites—Iganga General Hospital and Jinja Regional Referral Hospitals—reviewing cases in the records room and shadowing in the wards to identify successes and challenges within the system. Over my six weeks, I noticed the need for continual monitoring and evaluation of maternal and newborn quality improvement efforts at these facilities.
Master of Science in Global Health student, Julia Le, published another blog post for Makerere University's Centre for Excellence for Maternal Newborn and Child Health, reflecting on her six-week field work placement in Uganda and discussing observations and findings related to her Capstone project. Julia completed her project in Uganda in partnership with Makerere University, and she will graduate this July.