Changemaker:Robina Biteyi

Location:Uganda

I’m playing my part for reproductive and maternal healthcare by ensuring the views of women and girls are integrated into relevant reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent policies and frameworks and implemented.

I felt White Ribbon Alliance would be a good platform to contribute to ending maternal and newborn deaths through advocacy and accountability.

My name is Robina Biteyi and I am from Uganda. I became involved with White Ribbon Alliance because of my passion and concern about the loss of lives of mothers and newborns. I felt White Ribbon Alliance would be a good platform to contribute to ending maternal and newborn deaths through advocacy and accountability.

When WRA Uganda implemented our “Act Now to End Teenage Pregnancy” campaign in Mityana, Kabale and Lira districts, I saw lasting change as the district health teams and the community worked together to assess, analyze evidence and agree on joint actions to improve emergency obstetric and neonatal services. We saw improvements in skilled health worker staffing, infrastructure, and districts budgets for health as a result of this joint effort. Both health teams and citizens were ready to work together, moving forward.

WRA’s biggest achievement over the past 20 years has been raising awareness about the tragedy and impact of maternal mortality and morbidity at local, country and global level. In addition, the exerted pressure on policy makers to take the necessary action, to respond and make commitments to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. This combined with citizen voice amplification has been WRA greatest achievement. We have evidence to prove that this has had an impact and as a White Ribbon Alliance member, I think we should be proud of this achievement.

Thank youRobina Biteyi

for playing your part.

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