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 Health  Uganda Project #32441

Bringing Acupuncture to the Midwives of Uganda

by The Global Acupuncture Project
Bringing Acupuncture to the Midwives of Uganda
Bringing Acupuncture to the Midwives of Uganda
Bringing Acupuncture to the Midwives of Uganda
Bringing Acupuncture to the Midwives of Uganda
Bringing Acupuncture to the Midwives of Uganda
Bringing Acupuncture to the Midwives of Uganda
Bringing Acupuncture to the Midwives of Uganda
Bringing Acupuncture to the Midwives of Uganda
Bringing Acupuncture to the Midwives of Uganda

Summary

In Uganda, there is one midwife or midwifery professional for every 36,810 women. Seventy-two percent of households must travel more than one hour to get to the closest public hospital. When asked about their healthcare, only 33% of households believe that medicines are available in public health-care facilities. The Global Acupuncture Project teaches midwives how to use acupuncture to bridge this gap, helping to promote the health of women before, during, and after pregnancy.

$270
total raised
5
donors
0
monthly donors
9
months

Challenge

In Uganda, there is one doctor for every 7,272 Ugandans and one midwife or midwifery professional for every 36,810 women. Seventy-two percent of households must travel more than one hour to get to the closest public hospital. When asked about their healthcare, only 33% of households believe that medicines are available in public health-care facilities. Midwives often lack the tools and supplies to help women before, during, and after pregnancy

Solution

The Global Acupuncture Project teaches midwives how to use a simple form of acupuncture to address women's health needs, supplementing and augmenting conventional medical interventions. Often the treatments resolve problems that have gone untreated or unsuccessfully treated. Treatments thus improve outcomes for women and their babies.

Long-Term Impact

The Global Acupuncture Project believes that the most effective way to increase access to acupuncture and thereby increase healthy outcomes to the greatest number of women is to teach and empower the local midwives. With these skills, the midwives will be able to integrate acupuncture into their practices well into the future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.globalacupuncture.org
The Global Acupuncture Project main website
The Global Acupuncture Project in Facebook
The Global Acupuncture Project Group Page

Organization Information

The Global Acupuncture Project

Location: Brookline, MA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
The Global Acupuncture Project
Richard Mandell
Project Leader:
Richard Mandell
Brookline, MA United States

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