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Baylor Foundation Uganda Joins Mubende RRH to Welcome CDC Country Director to see USG Investments in Mubende District

On June 11, 2024, Baylor Foundation Uganda welcomed the new CDC Uganda Director Dr. Adetinuke (Mary) Boyd on her inaugural field visit to the Mubende district to monitor CDC-supported programs. She visited Mubende Regional Referral Hospital’s (RRH) HIV clinic, antenatal clinic, maternity ward, Ebola survivor clinic, and the Regional Emergency Operations Center (REOC). The REOC was established with support from the Korean Foundation for International Health (KOFIH), and its operations are supported by the GoU and US CDC through the G2G grant and BFU. CDC support has enhanced the capacity of the team to manage the REOC.

Dr. Cordelia Katureebe Mboijana, the National Coordinator for HIV Care and Treatment and the CDC Cooperative Agreement at the Uganda Ministry of Health AIDS Control Program, expressed gratitude to the CDC for their support in Uganda. She emphasized the Ministry’s supervisory role in public health through Mubende RRH and lauded the hospital’s leadership for their efficient role. “I congratulate Dr. Emmanuel Batiibwe, the Hospital Director, for implementing the program that ensures the hospital’s commitment to its public health responsibilities in the region,” she said.

Dr. Mary Boyd commended Mubende Regional Referral Hospital and Baylor Foundation Uganda (BFU) for their outstanding leadership, data-driven approaches, excellent care, and unwavering dedication to delivering quality healthcare and managing the Ebola crisis. “These qualities are pivotal for becoming a center of excellence. I encourage you to continue this path to guarantee that services reach all communities,” she noted.

Furthermore, Dr. Boyd visited the drop-in center and the DREAMS safe space, both dedicated to HIV prevention with support from PEPFAR through CDC and implemented by the BFU Fort Portal-Mubende mechanism.

Dr. Boyd, alongside Dr. Emmanuel Batiibwe, the Director of Mubende Regional Referral (to her right), and Dr. Denise Birungi, the Director of Programs at Baylor Foundation Uganda (next to Dr. Batiibwe), posed with their teams for a photograph. (Photograph taken by Louisa Kiggwe)

Dr. Denise Birungi, the Director of Programs representing the Executive Director of Baylor Foundation Uganda, stated, “The comprehensive approach of the Fort Portal-Mubende mechanism implemented by BFU as the main CDC partner in the region will enhance our ability to provide treatment services to all communities within the region, and we anticipate improved health outcomes in the targeted districts.”

In her closing remarks, Dr. Boyd expressed gratitude for the enduring impact of the American people’s support in Uganda, affirming, “We shall continue to support you, and I eagerly await the celebration of our joint accomplishments.”

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