Moses Mulumba, health lawyer and Executive Director of the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CHERUD), has made important contributions to laws and public policies that promote and protect maternal and child health. In particular, Mulumba’s work in public health law and advocacy has had significant impacts on human resource reform in Uganda’s health system.
Mama Kits have been transformative in helping lower the risk of death and infection during childbirth, but women living in poverty are not always able to access or afford the kits. Following the death of Sylvia Nalubowa and her unborn child, CHERUD filed a lawsuit against the Government of Uganda to determine whether all practical measures are in place in health facilities to ensure basic maternal health services.
Canadian Geographic spoke with Moses Mulumba about this highly publicized court case that sparked international scrutiny and brought parliamentary attention to maternal, newborn, and child care in Uganda.
Read more about court case in Canadian Geographic.
Learn more about IDRC’s Maternal and Child Health Program.