As they say in Uganda, Kurika Omwaka -- Happy New Year!
As we bring in the New Year, PHP is excited to report that the organization and its partners are gearing up for the launch of the Safe Motherhood Initiative in the coming months! After several months of preparation work, PHP is approaching the month of March, when it hopes to begin implementing the program in its partner communities, Kashongi and Kitura Sub-Counties in southwestern Uganda.
Currently, PHP is putting the final pieces of the project into place. First, we are excited to report that the electronic medical records system we will be establishing at the local government health center has recently been improved substantially; new features will now allow us to set up text messages that will automatically be sent to women at certain points during pregnancy to remind them of upcoming visits to the health center and to provide important educational content. We are excited to put these innovative features to use.
In addition to the medical record system, we are working to build further capacity by expanding and training the program staff in Uganda, strengthening our collaboration with both the local and district governments, and continuing to train members of the local Village Health Team to conduct an education campaign and make follow-up visits to pregnant women in their homes.
As always, we could not do any of this without your support. Thank you again for your generosity. We are very much looking forward to the start of the program and will continue to keep you updated on the progress!
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