We are delighted to announce that Andrew, our Community Health Promotion Manager in Uganda, has recently graduated with a Masters in Public Health from the Uganda Christian University. The course included modules on public health, leadership, maternal health and safe motherhood. This follows Andrew’s degree in Social Sciences specializing in Social Administration and Gender Studies from Makerere University. In October, Andrew will also be graduating with a postgraduate diploma in Project Planning and Management from Kampala International University.
This is what Andrew had to say about his achievements;
“I thank God for what I am today and for having reached one of the levels of education of my dreams (Masters Degree). What inspired me to pursue the direction of my studies (gender based studies) was my personal background. I am the second born (and only male) of three children of my mother Harriet. As a result, my mother often encouraged me to have love for my two sisters and treat all women with respect, my older sister is a Senior Midwife and my younger sister is a Senior Education Assistant. Since then, I developed a passion for working with women and children which inspired me to study gender related courses in higher institutions of learning.
Proudly, I am working with MW and have successfully conducted and contributed to; baseline surveys, log frame development and needs assessment reports, strategic country plan for Uganda and am steadily moving forward to work with women groups in the communities around Kiryabutuzi, Hoima district, to enhance women empowerment and maternal and new born care in partnership with other stakeholders. I am grateful that MW is helping me gain more practical and hands-on experience for the good of mothers and children we serve.”
Congratulations Andrew from everyone at Maternity Worldwide!