p>Dr Namugga Martha Monicah is one of four female urologists in Uganda.
She recently completed the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons (FCS) exam at the College of Surgeons East and Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) exams, finishing top of her class. She was supported with a sponsorship from Newson Health.
This episode of the podcast, released on the eve of International Women’s Day which this year centres around equity for all, looks at women’s health and access to care in Africa.
Dr Monicah tells Dr Louise Newson about the barriers to women’s health in Africa, the shame surrounding it and the international support making a difference.
She also addresses the stigma around the menopause and the need to move past a ‘suffer in silence’ approach.
Guest’s three tips:
- Anyone in the world who listens to the podcast, know that there is somewhere where menopause doesn’t have to be taken on humbly and that something can be done to improve your quality of life.
- To the African girl child, know that despite all the challenges, the hurdles, you can still do it, you can still emerge victorious.
- In whatever small way, any individual can do something to improve the life of another.
For more about Dr Namugga Martha Monciah, visit https://www.baus.org.uk/professionals/urolink/urolink_home.aspx.