The First Lady, Mrs Janet Museveni has launched the midwives4all campaign in Uganda and applauded the Swedish Government for highlighting the role of midwives in reducing maternal and child deaths.
The six-week global campaign is an initiative of the Swedish Foreign Ministry for Affairs to mobilise communities, influence policy makers and attract young people to join midwifery in countries with a heavy burden of maternal and newborn mortality.
Uganda is one of seven embassies of Sweden that are participating in the ‘midwives4all’ campaign.
The Ambassador of Sweden to Uganda, Urban Andersson said the purpose of the campaign was to spark greater discussion on the benefits of investing in the midwifery workforce.
“Expanding the ranks of well-trained midwives, working alongside other health professionals, could save thousands of lives every year,” the envoy stated.