USAID reflects on USHAPE

USAID featured the USHAPE training programme on its ‘Training Resource Package for Family Planning’ blog. You can read the original article on USAID’s website here, or alternatively below. We are excited to once again feature USHAPE (Uganda Sexual Health and Pastoral Education) on the Family Planning Training Resource Package website as it begins a new…

Visit to Kisiizi as a short term volunteer by Linda Jones

In March, I took a break from working as a GP on the UK to return to Kisiizi Hospital where I had spent 2 weeks in January 2017. I was given a warm welcome by the staff at Kisiizi and was encouraged by the impact that previous U-SHAPE training had had in the hospital as,…

Reflections on USHAPE

Sarah Uwimbabazi, USHAPE Ugandan Coordinator, reflects on her experience with the project… Whole Institution Approach under USHAPE was the first project I worked with. At first I did not understand how this was going to impact the community. As a family planning coordinator and provider it never occurred to me at the beginning that it…

Initiating USHAPE training at Rugarama Hospital

Written by Dr Rosalind Briggs, RCGP Volunteer. Dr Rosalind was one of the graduates of the pilot Train the Trainers course held at Bwindi Community Hospital in January 2017, led by Dr Claire Marie Thomas, Dr Clare Goodhart, SN Sarah Uwimbabazi and Dr Ceri Gallivan. In March 2017 a week-long interactive training course was successfully…

Researching Male Engagement

Written by Isabella Chambers, Bristol University Medical Student undertaking research with USHAPE as part of her intercalated degree in Global Health I am writing this to you from Bwindi Community Hospital, where I am undertaking  research for my dissertation in Global Health. Working with Dr Leo and Dr Ceri on the ground in Uganda and…

Rogers represents U-SHAPE at Mbarara FP conference

– Ampumuza Rogers of the Kanungu Pastoral Lead Teachers Network reports on a family planning workshop organized by the UPMB in Nov 2015. On 16th and 17th November, Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) brought major faith leaders to a regional dialogue about family planning to provide a common platform and information to challenge the status…

Want to join the USHAPE team on the ground in Uganda? 

RCGP International are currently recruiting for a full time qualified GP to volunteer at Bwindi Community Hospital next year for 12 months. Part of this role would involve implementing and supporting the USHAPE project on the ground in Bwindi. To find out more check out this video from our current RCGP volunteers Dr Claire Marie…

Peace’s Story

Dear friends and supporters of USHAPE, I am very pleased to introduce you to one of my favourite USHAPE graduates and a colleague of ours here at Bwindi Community Hospital…the delightful, compassionate and inspiring Peace Atwongyeire. Dr Claire Thomas, USHAPE Bwindi Clinical Lead I am called Peace Atwongyeire and I am currently working at Bwindi…