P.O BOX 2190 Mbale, Uganda
+256(0)393280580 ,+44(0)1517959578
info@safri.ac.ug, safri@liv.ac.uk

Who we are

The Maternal and Newborn health priority setting partnership in Uganda is led by the Sanyu Africa Research Institute, a local institute, established to improve maternal, new born and child health especially among the poor, through high quality clinical research and low cost, innovative technologies. We feel strongly that research efforts in maternal and Newborn health should be trying to answer topics of importance to mothers and skilled birth attendants, with the aim of improving care for those mothers and their newborns.

We are working in association with theĀ James Lind AllianceĀ , a non-profit making initiative, which is funded by the National Institute of Health Research. Its aim is to bring patients, carers and health care professionals together to identify and prioritise research questions in order to influence the prioritisation of future research in that area.

The partnership is being funded by the European and Developing countries clinical trials partnership (EDCTP) and partial contribution from the James Lind Alliance towards the JLA adviser’s time.

Steering group

Add a group photo of the steering group members here or else use illustrative artwork with members seated in a cyclical fashion hereThe MNHUG PSP is managed by a Steering Group, led by an independent chair from the James Lind Alliance .

The Steering Group includes membership of mothers, carers, health workers and academics, as individuals or representatives from a relevant group or organisations.
Steering Group members are:

  • Toto A Gronlund (Chair)
    Adviser for the James Lind Alliance
  • Andrew Weeks (Lead)
    Director for Sanyu Research Unit, Department of Women’s and Childrn’s Health, University of Liverpool
  • Anthony K Monye
    Professor of Maternal Health, Makerere University College of Health sciences
  • James Ditai (Principal investigator)
    PhD student in women’s health, University of Liverpool,
  • Chief executive Sanyu Africa Research Institute
  • Martin Chebet
    Head of Research and Innovations, Sanyu Africa Research institute,
  • Lecturer Department of Paediatrics, Busitema University
  • Proscovia Auma
    Carer representative, midwife Mbale Regional referral Hospital
  • Rachael Madaya
    Mother representative and social scientist
  • Godfrey Butoto
    Carer representative, VHT/Ambulance motorcyclist Busiu HCIV
  • Susan Watuwa
    Mother representative, Teacher, primary school
  • Cynthia Nalumansi
    Mother representative, presenter, step TV radio station
  • Enid Ndagire Nazziwa
    Carer representative, and community missionary
  • James Kidulu
    Carer representative, husband, executive director Christian childcare programme