Join our team!

Join our team!

We are looking for new team members based in Stockholm for the following roles (part-time on a voluntary basis): - Events manager - Program director for the Maama Project - Communications manager - Internships coordinator - Fundraising manager - Vice director...

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Profile: Jairus Mwase

Profile: Jairus Mwase

This week we want to introduce a central member in our UDHA team, Jairus Mwase. Jairus is not only important in his role as field officer at UDHA but also invaluable in bridging the organization with the community. With his background in social work, and good people...

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Training for community linkage facilitators

Training for community linkage facilitators

  On Thursday, Amrita and I were going to sit in on the first day out of a three day long training for CLIF: community linkage facilitators, a project aiming at creating a link between the villages and the health system. The training was organized by Uganda...

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Tuesday: Field day for MAAMA project

Tuesday: Field day for MAAMA project

At eight in the morning our interpreters Ritah and Tinah, five of our team and the driver Abu set off on the dusty red dirt roads towards Bulondo village. For me (Tessa) it was the first time going to the field. I was impressed with all the sugarcane and banana...

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Peer training for HIV/AIDS prevention in Uganda

Peer training for HIV/AIDS prevention in Uganda

We (Linn and Hedvig) are both interested in reproductive health and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). We were therefore happy when we got the opportunity to go away for one week to experience how UDHA (Ugandan Development and Health Associates- the...

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Uganda: first field day

Uganda: first field day

The ride to the village was quite bumpy and I'll be the first one to admit I was a bit scared that we would hit one of the many goats or cows that kept crossing the road. Arriving at the Maina village, Marjan and I went to the clinic to look for mothers who could...

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Update from Uganda

Update from Uganda

We’re finally here in Uganda! It was a long 24-hour journey for most of us who left on the evening of June 13th, but 2 flights and a 5-hour minivan ride later, we checked into the Mwana Highway Hotel around 6pm. Darkness was just falling over the little town of...

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Introducing our team in Uganda

Introducing our team in Uganda

We would like to introduce our team that traveled to Uganda this week and will spend the next month in Iganga and Mayuge. During their time in Uganda, the team will collect data in order to evaluate our Maama Project and conduct a needs assessment on maternal mental...

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Community integration in the Maama Project

Community integration in the Maama Project

The SOGH Maama project, which operates in in south-eastern Uganda, focuses on improving maternal and new-born health in a resource scarce rural setting. In 2016, maternal mortality remains a critical issue for Uganda, with one mother in 47 dying from pregnancy and...

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Global Health Month at SOGH

Global Health Month at SOGH

As we make the transition from Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into the new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) period, global health and development has been a hot topic in international discussion forums and in daily media coverage. Much of this news coverage has...

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