Kabale Midwife to be Awarded for her Distinguished Services.

Kabale Midwife to be Awarded for her Distinguished Services.

By Alex Byakatonda

D/COMN-KABALE
28/04/2022

Angella Arineitwe, a midwife at Butanda health center III in Butanda Sub County of Kabale district, is today set to receive her accolades after being selected Ministry of Health through the National Midwives Association of Uganda-NMAU, for her distinguished service in maternal health services.

According to the Acting Kabale Health officer, Alfred Besigensi, Arineitwe has been serving at the same facility for the last 10 years. Besigensi says that Arineitwe through community sensitization has helped to increase the number of mothers delivering at the health facility from 8 to over 20 mothers monthly.

He adds that because of Arineitwe’s hard work, in 2017, the Ministry of Health selected her to go and study a diploma in Midwifery by Amref Health Africa and changed the health centre from category 4 to category 1. Her hard work by encouraging skill birth attendance, led to the creation of two other outreach sites in Bugoto and Kabutuku.

Arineitwe says that when she was posted at Butanda HCIII, she found when mothers were not delivering in health facilities, which prompted her to do community mobilization, by encouraging expectant mothers to seek health services, attend Antenatal care visits and also to deliver from the health facility, since she assured them of the availability of Maternal health services.
Arineitwe recounts how she delivered a retained twin, whom the traditional birth attendant had suspected to be a retained placenta.

The Assistant District Health officer in Charge of Child and Maternal Heath, Paddy Mwesigye, says that Arineitwe, who was yesterday taken through orientation at the Ministry of Health offices, will today receive her Awards at Parliament, by the Parliament’s Committee on Health.
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