Supporting Ugandan health facilities through professional volunteering

By Jun.30, 2016

knowledgeandplace1The twins pictured (boy and girl) were born at Bakuuku Health Centre Four (HCIV), Fort Portal, Uganda. Bakuuku HCIV is staffed by Knowledge for Change (Knowledge and Place) which places volunteers (including University of Salford Nurses and midwives) for capacity development purposes.

Unfortunately one of the twins (girl) died due to power cut that supported their oxygen supply. The surviving twin boy is now cared for by a number of volunteers including Salford University student nurses and midwives.

This case highlights health care challenges in low income countries and how professional volunteers can help support local capacities.

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