Founders of Infants’ Health Foundation Uganda get WHO endorsement

Founders of Infants’ Health Foundation Uganda get WHO endorsement

Sylvia Kyomuhendo is a co-founder at Infants Health Foundation Uganda. Courtesy image.

Sylvia Kyomuhendo and Harrison Okello, the founders of Infants’ Health Foundation, have been invited by the World Health Organization to share their knowledge on parental and child health at a prestigious conference in Switzerland.

In Uganda, the duo came up with an idea of using mobile nurses to avail free, quality and timely home-based maternal-child healthcare services to mothers in remote villages of Uganda throughout pregnancy stages who face difficulties to reach out to health facilities.

Recently, Infants’ Health Foundation won Shs45 million after emerging second in the Total Startupper of the Year Challenge.

They’ll soon be traveling to France to be trained by some of the best entrepreneurs in the world.

Dubbed March of Dimes, the WHO conference will take place on March 22, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Kyomuhendo and Okello will get an opportunity to share a stage with some of the world’s best health experts including Dr. Anshu Banerjee, director MCA department WHO Geneva; Dr. Vijaya Kancheria, research assistant professor at Rollins school of public health at Emory University; and Dr. Neena Raina, coordinator Family Health, Gender and Life course WHO regional Office-New Delhi.

In a statement posted on LinkedIn, Kyomuhendo said they “will be presenting about the situations parents and guardians go through because of having children with birth defects especially in low income developing countries.”

According to its website, Infants’ Health Foundation has worked with more than 200,000 people and created jobs for over twenty-five people.

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