The Project for Construction of Training Centre
for Strengthening Midwives Capacity
1. Project Detail
Uganda Private Midwives’ Association
Amount of funding
Mr. Michael Matsiko, Executive Director
Location of the project
Mengo, Kampala District
Items funded by GGP
Construction of a training centre, procurement of medical equipments and cabinets for the equipments
Uganda Private Midwives Association (UPMA) was established in 1948 and is registered as an NGO formed by the trained midwives who offer maternity and reproductive health services at individual private clinics nationwide. It promotes professional and socio-economic development of members and practising local traditional birth attendants.
The completed project will strengthen the capacity of midwives in various skills. UPMA training activities will improve quality of reproductive health services, family planning, HIV testing and counseling, pre- and post- natal services, training's, immunization and outreach services to members and other birth attendants. Through UPMA, the project will directly benefit over 1,000 registered members and other new members who will be trained to update their skills, annually.
2. Handing Over Ceremony
The Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, H. E. Mr. Keiichi Kato attended the handover ceremony for the training centre and equipment at Uganda Private Midwives Association in Kampala on 16th June 2010.