Marion Tumuhimbise is a 39-year-old midwife at Rubaga Hospital in Kampala, Central Uganda.
Her main duties are conducting deliveries, dispensing medication, counselling patients and taking care of newborn babies. In 2014, Marion graduated from Amref Health Africa’s eLearning programme supported by GSK
"I gained so much from the eLearning programme," she says. "It gave me an opportunity to go back to school and upgrade my skills.
"Since my enrolment I have acquired more knowledge. Now I have hopes of acquiring a degree in the future. With five children and a very demanding job, I never thought that I would get a chance to go back to school. I mean, how would I fit it all in? How would I afford it? Thoughts of going back to school were coupled with thoughts of leaving my job and my family - my home! It really was not an option.
"With eLearning, I was able to learn and then put into practice what I learnt in the workplace. I can now handle and manage obstetric and paediatric emergencies and other pregnancy-related complications. I am so well equipped with knowledge compared to before.
"It’s strange, I have had to get used to people now referring patients to me. They know I am now well trained and full of knowledge."
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