Mrs. Enid Mwebaza

ugandaMrs. Enid Mwebaza,  R/N/M BScN PGD HIV Counseling MPH L
Country Focal Group Leader- Uganda

Enid is a Nurse/Midwife by profession and a Reproductive Health Specialist; She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Nursing; a Post Graduate Diploma in HIV Counseling and Master’s Degree in Public Health and Leadership.  She is currently working with Jhpiego as a Program Advisor: Scale-Up of a new and innovative Low-dose, High-frequency (LDHF) training approach to in-service training for health care workers in Uganda. Jhpiego is an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University.

Enid is the outgoing Commissioner Nursing (Chief Nursing Officer) at the Ministry of Health, Kampala-Uganda. During her term of office, she initiated the development of the Nursing Policy and the Scheme of service for the nursing cadre. In addition she has participated in the development of the practical midwifery handbook and registered midwifery curriculum including midwifery curriculum for eLearning under AMREF and has continued to work closely with the African Health Profession Regulatory Collaborative for Nurses and Midwives (ARC) plus the country QUAD members to develop the Scope of practice for nurses and midwives in Uganda

In addition, Enid was a founder member and is Secretary of the Board of Directors for the White Ribbon Alliance- Uganda. Her work with the board involved the development of sustainable public/private partnerships and to expand programs in line with the Civil Society Organizations in the area of safe motherhood. She is also a Board member for Butabika Psychiatric School of Nursing and also serves on many other National steering committees at the MoH.

In 2010 she was awarded the first Authentic Leadership Award by the AKU and the 2010 outstanding Nursing Alumni Award from Aga Khan University where she has also worked as a part-time faculty in Midwifery till 2011.

As a reproductive Health Specialist, Enid has developed a substantial foundation of knowledge, theory, practice and research focused on Evidence Based Midwifery Practice in midwifery.

During the coordination of Africa Midwives Research Network phase one, she coordinated several midwifery related projects and conducted Midwifery continuing educational workshop sponsored by SIDA- Sweden in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Department of Nursing and Association of Obstetrician and Gynaecology including presentation of scientific research papers at various levels/conferences under the support of SIDA- Sweden. She was also a National trainer for the Advanced Labour and Risk Management (ALARM) project sponsored by International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FIGO) and Society of Obstetricians of Canada (SOGC) and a champion for Jhpeigo/ICM – Help the Mothers survive and other evidence based innovations including HBB.

Currently, Enid is the Focal person for Lugina Africa Midwives Research Network, Uganda Chapter who also acts as Deputy Chair representing the African countries in the Network. She also works in collaboration with research mentors from University of Manchester on the steering Committee. Using a mentoring and ‘budding’ approach she has been able to mentor the 20 midwives to develop their research project as she also being mentored by the research partner from the UK on a similar buddying approach.

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