Uganda PTBI: Transforming the Culture of Care Improves Preterm Survival


7:00 am (UTC-8); 6:00 pm EAT

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Moderator: Dr. Frank Kaharuza

Dr. Frank Kaharuza is a public health specialist currently working with USAID in Uganda. He has over 29 years experience as an obstetrician gynecologist and the last 18 years as a reproductive health epidemiologist. He has worked with Makerere University, US Centers for Disease Control in Uganda, and USAID Uganda. His passion is in building local capacity in understanding the root causes of maternal and perinatal death and developing systems that would address maternal and newborn morality in the region.

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Jesca Nsungwa Sabiiti

Dr. Jesca Nsungwa Sabiiti is the Commissioner for Maternal and Child Health at the Ministry of Health of Uganda. As a child health expert with a doctorate in Health Systems Development and a Masters in Pediatrics, she has more than 15 years experience in developing, implementing, managing, and researching health programs in Uganda. She has championed several newborn and child health programs including IMCI and community case management, and has been at the forefront in designing innovations and extending newborn health services to primary care levels.

Panelists: Drs. Peter Waiswa, Phelgona Otieno, Harriet Nambuya and Dilys Walker

Drs. Peter Waiswa, Phelgona Otieno, Harriet Nambuya and Dilys Walker (panelists) served as co-Principal Investigators for PTBi East Africa. Dr. Waiswa is an Associate Professor of Health Policy Planning and Management of the School of Public Health at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Dr. Otieno is a Principal Research Scientist and paediatrician based at the Center for Clinical Research Kenya Medical Research Institute. Dr. Nambuya is a consultant paediatrician at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital (one of the PTBi study sites). Dr. Walker is a professor in OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences at the School of Medicine, UC San Francisco.