Engaging with Village Health Teams

Dr Ceri Gallivan, UK RCGP volunteer at Bwindi Community Hospital reports on the latest USHAPE activities in the Kanungu District This month we have had 4 days of VHT teaching in the community. VHTs are volunteer village health workers. There are several VHTs in each village and they are each assigned to a certain number…

U-SHAPE: A trainee’s perspective

I am Barbara, aged 23 from Ntungamo district, a midwife by profession. I work at Bwindi Community Hospital, located in Kanungu District, Uganda. I took part in Level 1 and 2 U-SHAPE training in June 2015. I decided to do U-SHAPE training because I wanted to save people’s lives in our district. Where I work…

Pre-Service Training for Family Planning in Uganda

USHAPE are honoured to again share with you an article written by the American journalist Barbara Thomas, whilst undertaking missionary work in Uganda. On this occasion Barbara has written about the Family Planning Training undertaken by nurses and staff at Bwindi Community Hospital.   Family Planning Training for Uganda Nursing School Students Barbara Thomas  …

Why Family Planning Matters to Us All

USHAPE are honoured to share with you all a copy of the article written by Barbara Thomas US journalist doing missionary work in south-west Uganda, who kindly wrote about the USHAPE project and the ongoing work at Bwindi Community Hospital.    Why Family Planning Matters to Us All Barabara Thomas   For several weeks, Bwindi Community…