This year marks 3 years since Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Mbarara Regional Referral HOSPITAL (MRRH) partnered with Seed Global Health.
The 5 year collaboration started in October 2019 with the overall aim of equipping health professionals with emergency care knowledge and skills to provide emergency health care services to the people of Southwestern Uganda and Uganda as a whole.
Between June 14 and 15, 2022, Seed Global Health, MUST and MRRH held an annual partnership meeting to appreciate the work that has been done so far. They reviewed the year 3 wins and lessons learned and the existing partnership objectives. They also identified key priorities for year 4 (2023-2024) including the continued need for Educators, more Emergency Medicine enrollment for critical mass, advocacy strategies, and Quality Improvement in Emergency care delivery and training.
According to Mr. Allan Nsubuga the Senior Programs and MEL manager Seed Global Health Uganda, the partnership has yielded successful stories in line with emergency provision and healthcare professionals’ training
‘’ For the last three years, we have registered successes in mentoring and training emergency health care professionals. Some of them are now tutors in the Emergency Medicine department at MUST and serve in the Emergency Department at MRRH”.
Mr. Nsubuga added that the partnership has resulted in the installation of an ultrasound machine to enhance Emergency Medical training and point of care diagnosis at Mbarara hospital.
The meeting involved breakaway sessions which required the sharing of ideas aimed at developing an annual work plan for the year 2022-2023. The groups had experts from the Seed Global Health Head Quarters in Boston-Massachusetts, United States of America (USA). The MUST community is grateful for the continuous support from Seed global Health in relation to promoting better Emergency Care services for Ugandans through support for training, research, mentorship, and funding of health innovations.