Kabarole District Bans Traditional Birth Attendants

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The work of traditional birth attendants in Kabarole districts has been banned. The Kabarole District Health Inspector, Moses Katuramu, says traditional birth attendants have failed to adhere to recommended sanitary standards, exposing mothers and newly born children to disease. He says the ban on the traditional birth attendants resulted from an inspection at several of their facilities and found them to be in appaling conditions. Traditional birth attendants are midwives who have learned their trade through apprenticeship and knowledge passed down through families. Some of them are wholly self-taught. In Uganda, where health centers and hospitals are often far removed from local populations, traditional birth attendants are primary pregnancy and childbirth care providers. The Ministry of Health together with the United Nations Population Fund and organizations like THETA - Traditional and Modern Health Practitioners Together against AIDS and other Diseases


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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

Culture, agriculture and the environment are just two areas of many of interest to Kajubu. As long as he has held a pen, Kajubu has also written about public policy, health and crime.

Kajubu is keen on impacting his society not just as a writer but also a trainer and mentor. Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts fall under his docket. Kajubu has been a URN staff member since 2008.