Funding to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in Uganda..

By Sep.01, 2015

Prof Louise AckersProfessor Louise Ackers, from School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Science, Salford University has just received news of funding from the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) for 2 projects focused on reducing maternal and newborn mortality in Uganda.

The ‘Reducing Infection through improvements in Hand Hygiene’ is focused on the development of a social enterprise in the local production of hand gel, linking Mountains of the Moon and Salford University social work students. The award of £27,650 will support this partnership.

The ‘Scaling up Medical Equipment Management in Ugandan Hospitals’  is focused on building capacity in equipment management and repair. A grant of £197,120 will help to scale up activity across a number of hospitals across Uganda.

Please contact Louise directly for more information via email: h.l.ackers@salford.ac.uk.

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