“I believe that the strength of the school is the continuous practical training we do at the hospital and in the villages: this allows us to learn the techniques and teaches us how to deal with the different urgencies that we will have to face once we will be midwives” proudly explains Vicky Auma, who obtained the “Certificate of Midwifery” at the end of March.
Since its foundation in 1959, more than 1460 midwives have graduated from the St. Mary’s Midwifery School and have brought expertise and good practices to Kalongo Hospital, to the small dispensaries on the territory and to the villages, helping pregnant mothers and their children to be born. Every year, 50 midwives graduate.
These tenacious and brave women are an example for today’s girls, who dream of a better future for themselves and their communities.
For twenty years the Ambrosoli Foundation has been supporting the training of these young Ugandan women because we believe that strengthening the health system through their growth is essential to save more lives and contribute to the progress of the whole Uganda.