Dear SOGH supporters,
Here comes our winter newsletter full of exciting news! Make sure you check out the last heading on opportunities to get involved in our team by January 15th.
Maama project evaluation
This summer eight SOGH interns spent four weeks in Uganda to evaluate the Maama project. With help from our partner organisation UDHA we assessed the impact of the project as well as opportunities for improvement. The report is expected to be available soon. Here is a photo of the 2016 interns together with staff from UDHA.
Global Health Night
In late October SOGH co-organised the second edition of the Global Health Night with the theme 'Global Goals for Global Good'. With its 1 000 guests and an array of prominent speakers, the event was a great success. Check out this video for some reactions to the night.
December 1st: World AIDS Day
For the third year in a row SOGH co-organised a film screening and panel debate to acknowledge the continual relevance of HIV/AIDS. The event was organised in cooperation with Queerolinska and Face of Aids film archive and attracted many students and researchers at Karolinska Institute.
News from the Maama project
We have several pieces of good news. First, a second bed was procured for the health clinic in Maina, where more than 40% of the mothers in the project area deliver their babies. Often times several women are in labour at the same time - this additional bed allows a better delivery setting and improved post-delivery resting.
Secondly, the Maama project community health workers really appreciated their new rainboots, raincoats and rucksacks - donations from Tretorn and Karolinska Institute. The equipment will facilitate the home visits to new and expectant mothers even in bad weather. A picture with the donations even became the winner of a KI photo contest.
Thirdly, the raised funds allowed SOGH to buy a motorcycle for the Maama project. Jairus Mwase, the Maama project manager at UDHA, will use the motorcycle to reach the project site at a one hour drive from UDHA's base to deliver materials, help with problems and and collect reports.
New opportunities to join our team!
SOGH is looking for three new members in elected positions. The work is part-time, voluntary and based in Stockholm. Find out more in this document and apply before January 15th. We also look for volunteers to join our working groups. All information about the next chance to join at an Open Team Meeting can be found in our facebook group.
Thank you for your invaluable support that made all improvements in the Maama project possible! We wish you a happy and peaceful year 2017.