September 20, 2016 – The Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal and Newborn Health Research (CMNHR) conducted a three-day training at the Metropole Hotel, Kampala, Uganda.
The training included an introduction to the software, practice scenarios, analysis, and an overview on other tools and Spectrum modules. Participants were from the Ministry of Health, NGOs, and academic institutions. The facilitators of the training were Dr. Peter Waiswa, Dr. Monica Okuga, Mr. Joseph Akuze, Ms. Christine Muhumuza, Dr. Amaniyo Lucy and Ms. Lydia Kabwijamu. Many who attended the training mentioned that the software will be useful to estimate the impact of their health programs. The CMNHR will hold another training session in November 2016.
In 2014, Save the Children provided funding to Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health (MakSPH) to initiate the Centre of Excellence for Maternal and Newborn Health Research. The goal of this institution is to conduct research and promote evidence-based efforts to inform policy on maternal, newborn, and child health. For more information, please visit their website. The LiST team at Johns Hopkins is currently providing support for CMNHR to be a regional LiST center in Africa to provide technical support and training for LiST users in the region.