The integer of qualified midwifes in Uganda is rancorously stumpy yet the numeral of mothers who necessitate their services increases each day.
There are a number of factors as to why this is happening but one of the factors has been lack of institutes to train midwifes.
However Victoria University Kampala is offering Ugandans an opportunity to train and become professional midwives and save lives of mothers.
This two year post-diploma midwifery science top-up degree program is designed to enhance the student’s ability to use community–oriented, evidence-based approaches in provision of midwifery care that is responsive to the needs of the community in both rural and urban settings.
Midwives work in a variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals and healthcare centres. In the line of work, a midwife may also be involved in other aspects of women's health, such as sexual and reproductive health, lactation consultancy, childcare and research and policy development.
Midwives have a highly developed knowledge base and many clinical skills, and may find work nationally, regionally and internationally.
To be able to be radmitted at Victoria University to study midwifery, one must have a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes and Diploma in Midwifery from a recognized Institution and must be certified by the Uganda Nurses & Midwives Council UNMC).
The Bachelor of Midwifery Science is under the Faculty of Health Sciences which has other courses like Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BScPH), Bachelor of Nursing Sciences (BNS), Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (BHND) and Bachelor of Environmental Health Science (BEHS).
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