Blog posts about Uganda
I’m ready to be a mother now
Susan Ayam beams over her beautiful baby girl Fortunate, who is just two months old. It’s a grateful smile because Fortunate has truly earned her name. When she was only six months pregnant, Susan’s baby literally ‘fell out’.
My premature baby wouldn’t have survived
Gloria Amongi, from Uganda, is 22 and mother to three girls. The youngest, Katusabe, was born four months early by C-section after Gloria was in an accident whilst travelling to get malaria treatment. She would not have survived without the neonatal unit at Lira Regional Referral Hospital.
A mother always remembers her midwife
At the overrun and busy labour ward in Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda, volunteer Gudrun Witt is working with students, midwives and doctors to make the birthing process safer for women. Gudrun tells her story.
I rushed my newborn to hospital on the back of a motorbike
Scovia Akello tells the story of her firstborn - currently in the neonatal intensive care unit at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda
We asked Ugandan nurse Betty why she loves her job – this is what she said
Nurse Betty Lamwaka, 36, is a nurse at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda. Here she shares her experiences of working in a neonatal intensive care unit in and how support from volunteer Gerieke Zandberg has improved care for neonates.
Business is growing for farmers in northern Uganda
Volunteer Sheila Rushforth discusses the improving situation for farmers in Northern Uganda, an area that has long struggled with development after years of conflict.
After the conflict I had nothing
Volunteers are working in the Gulu region, supporting young people access a range of employment and educational opportunities. Chairman of the Lacan Kow Lewet cooperative, Bosco Onyaobo, explains how the project has transformed his life.
Getting the balance right: A week in the life of a vocational training specialist
A week in the life of Mark White, vocational education volunteer in Uganda
Bricklaying towards a more stable life in Northern Uganda
Samantha's work as a volunteer supporting youth employment in Northern Uganda