GLOBAL HEALTH CORPS AND KOI KOI STORIES UGANDA INNITIATIVE ON REDUCING POST PARTUM HAEMORRHAGE.
Despite the progress made in recent years in reducing the number of women who suffer morbidity or mortality from post-partum hemorrhage, it still remains the most common cause of maternal death in low-income countries. The majority of the deaths can be prevented through the use of prophylactic uterotonics during the third stage of labour and by timely and appropriate management.
Working with Koi Koi Beyond stories as a photographer and film maker, I documented the training of traditional birth attendants and capacity enhancement of midwives in the three pilot health facilities, Nakiloro health Centre II, Loputuk health Centre III and Rupa health Centre II in Moroto District, Karamoja.
The documentation entailed capturing stories of traditional birth attendants and their sentiment about modern child delivery methods, training sessions of both traditional birth attendants and midwives on the danger signs before, during and after labour. A short film narrating the success of the initiative was also made.