Alumni Team

Inclusive sports for senior citizens in India

Inclusive sports for senior citizens in India

Ageing is associated with the onset of non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and some types of cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), being physically active is key to maintaining health, optimising physical function, and independent living for the elderly. Psychological wellbeing of older people is equally important and those who are active are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Empowering teachers to support girls to stay in school

Empowering teachers to support girls to stay in school

Uganda has made significant progress in promoting girls’ education, most notably through the Universal Primary Education (UPE) policy. Despite these efforts, female literacy and school attendance remain low. According to the World Bank, in 2017 only 54% of primary school-aged girls in Uganda completed primary education.

Empowering midwives to health educate pregnant women during routine antenatal care of the effects of household air pollution from cooking fuels in pregnancy

Empowering midwives to health educate pregnant women during routine antenatal care of the effects of household air pollution from cooking fuels in pregnancy

In November and December 2022, Commonwealth Alumnus Joshua Epuitai delivered two online awareness webinars on, ‘Empowering midwives to health educate women during routine antenatal care on the effects of household air pollution (HAP) from cooking fuels’, in Uganda. The activity promotes the 2022/23 ACEF theme, Clean energy, Air and Oceans.