Impressions of two short term USHAPE volunteers

Linda writes… From a background of being a GP partner for the last 20 years I became interested in contributing to USHAPE following a holiday in Uganda when I was struck by the lack of primary healthcare. I heard about USHAPE at a contraception update and got in touch with Clare Goodhart (USHAPE Clinical Lead)…

A student’s perspective on the USHAPE course

Following on from Dr Leo’s recent report on the advanced family planning course at the nursing school last month we have a student’s perspective on the course…   We are greatly humbled and thankful for the USHAPE training that occurred in our school starting on 30th Oct to 4th Nov 2016, led by Dr Sue,…

Reflections from a new USHAPE volunteer

On 4th November we were very proud to see the graduation of all students of the level 2 USHAPE course. This year’s course was led by Sarah (Sexual and Reproductive Health dept BCH), myself, Ceri and Dr Sue Mann our visiting specialist. (Sue works in London as a Consultant in Reproductive Health). This was my…

Success stories from village health teams

Last month a team of hospital staff, led by Sarah Uwimbabazi (BCH family planning nurse), ran three one-day workshops for village health workers (VHTs) in the three sub-counties that the hospital serves. Village health workers were brought in across the country by the ministry of health in 2001 as a way of connecting communities to…

USHAPE in Kisiizi

Dr Emily Clark returned to Kisiizi hospital for a follow up visit from 4-20th November. “This was a fantastic chance to catch up with the Level 2 trainees from June 2015, to find out how they were getting on as family planning providers and to iron out any teething problems. They were all doing fantastically,…

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…