UPMA SERVICES

Advocacy

As the national representative organization for private midwives in Uganda, UPMA is the dedicated champion in advocating for an increase in demand for, and fair access to midwifery services. We work to increase both the visibility and credibility of the midwife in Uganda on the local and international level.

Project Support

Working together with trusted partners, UPMA is able to connect her members to donor-funded projects in adolescent health, maternal and child health and HIV/AIDS prevention and management of care; health and immunization campaigns and voucher programs. UPMA also provides members with platforms for information and research sharing with numerous organizations, to address the SDG’s.

Mentorship

We are advocates of a strong mentorship system that serves as a base for midwives to share information, experiences and evidence-based solutions, which will improve the safety and quality of their care. Through this system, members can even develop group research projects and advance innovations.

Technical Support

In its many forms, this includes the offer of subsidized purchases to member midwives of equipment, drugs and other necessities to improve the functioning of their facilities.

Events

The International Day of the Midwife is globally recognized and celebrated on May 5th. In Uganda, UPMA commemorates this day with a themed event that brings together midwives, partners and other stakeholders, to motivate, network and share.

Continuing Professional Development

UPMA supports capacity building and development of midwives to enhance the provision of safe and quality midwifery care through access to profession specific education programs that build their clinical skills, as well as trainings that build competence in finance and business management.

Cooperative Savings & Credit Society

Started in 1983 with membership of 50 midwives, this society has xxx members in 2019 who save together and lend to each other for the purchase of medicines and medical equipment for their practices.

WHY SUPPORT UPMA ?

Midwives provide essential care to mothers and their newborns in communities across Uganda. When supported by a functional health system, supportive legislation, committed partners and educational programmes that improve their competencies and scope of practice, midwives can over half of all maternal and newborn deaths. With a maternal mortality ratio of 336 per 100,000 live births and an infant mortality ratio of 53 per 1,000 live births, the lifesaving work of midwives matters now more than ever in Uganda.  UPMA is committed to empowering midwives to provide safe and quality services to mothers and their families and welcomes all the support available to do this.

OUR OFFICES/LOCATIONS

Amuria
Hoima
Kampala
KibaleMasaka
Mukono
Arua
Iganga
Kamuli
Kiboga
Masindi
Palisa
Bugiri
JinjaKayunga
Kumi
Mbarara
Serere
Busia
Kabarole
Kapchorwa
Lira
MityanaSoroti
Gulu
Kaberamaido
Kasese
Luweero
Mpigi
Wakiso

OUR DONORS