On May 4, the FHS Uganda team attended the monthly meeting of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) cluster at the Ministry of Health in Kampala.
These meetings bring together both governmental and non-governmental stakeholders in the area of maternal and child health to discuss issues ranging from policy influence and research uptake to ongoing or planned studies on MCH.
According to the FHS Uganda team leader Dr Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, "the monthly MCH meetings offer an opportunity for us to share our findings and if possible get buy in from these stakeholders."
At the May 4 meeting, Dr Peter Waiswa briefed stakeholders about five MCH studies that have been or are being conducted by the Makerere University School of Public Health. FHS Uganda team members are involved in four of these studies.
Speaking after his presentation, Dr Waiswa said the team now plans to share detailed findings from the finished studies and work with stakeholders under the MCH cluster on how to influence policy and uptake of the research findings.