Wednesday, February 16, 2011


By Tracy Walakira
WRA Uganda Youth Advocate

 WRA members in Hoima District pose for a group photo after awareness meeting 
We are in the mid-western Uganda in Kiboga District, spreading safe motherhood messages to new stakeholders. We traveled from Kampala on 14th February and managed to hold different meetings in Kiboga District with the District Council Officials such as the Community Development Officer, the Deputy Community Administrative Officer, and the Chief Health Inspector; visited the District Head Office and had a meeting with the Staff. We have also reached out to the media in the area & continuing to do the same in other Districts.
After Kiboga we have continued to Kyankwanzi, which is the next District and done the same work; bringing different stakeholders to appreciating maternal and new born health issues & come on board to advocate for positive change. We have met with some of WRA members here who have been so helpful in mobilizing different stakeholders. We have managed to sensitize & register 14 new members and also formed a WRA regional Committee to carry on with ground work in the area with the help of the team from WRA Uganda Secretariat.

It's such a tremendous experience seeing how the Alliance is growing bigger and bigger & people appreciating maternal health issues in our Country. The Youth Convoy experience really helped us realize how we can reach-out to so many people in just a short while. We have encouraged the members to involve in the "Dreams for My daughter Activity" as we commemorate the 100th International Women's Day Anniversary. We are continuing to Hoima, Masindi and Arua District

1 comment:

  1. Great work Tracy, laying a firm foundation for WRA and making people aware about the magnitude of maternal and newborn health problem in Uganda and collectively coming up with workable solutions to avert the situation.