Aston Bireetwa is a Taata Ambassador with PACE, PSI’s network member in Uganda. He works with the St. Apollo Health Centre III in the Wakiso District and manages 11 zones/villages in Masajja parish. His job involves talking to expectant parents about the importance of antenatal care and delivering in a health facility. Aston was trained by PACE under the Merck Ugandan Mothers (MUM) program. He and his fellow ambassadors empower fathers and mothers-to-be to make good decisions about their health. They also refer women to nearby health providers in the ProFram network, which is a franchise of highly trained and privately owned health facilities, operated by PACE across Uganda.
Visit PACE at www.pace.org.ug and Merck for Mothers at merckformothers.com.