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Jane Frances Kabagaaju


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Sr. Jane Frances Kabagaaju, DST, has been a member of the congregation of the Daughters of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus in Uganda for 34 years. She served as chairperson of the Association of Religious in Uganda Fort Portal Branch for three years, and at present she is the house superior of the convent. Trained as a nurse and in health service management at Nkozi Uganda Martyrs University, she is a clinical healthcare worker and physician assistant in charge of Nkuruba Health Centre in the Rwenzori region in Uganda. The health center is in a rural part of the country and provides inpatient and outpatient services, as well as prenatal and postnatal, maternity and newborn care, treatment for HIV/AIDS patients, provision of immunizations, and health education. Sister Kabagaaju has worked in the health sector for 22 years and has a passion for serving mothers and children. The Nkuruba Health Centre is becoming a standout model for reducing maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. She previously coordinated health services in Hoima Diocese across faith-based health facilities in four districts (Hoima, Masindi, Kibaale, and Kiryandongo). In 2022, she received a Builder of Africa’s Future award. Sr. Kabagaaju is part of the inaugural cohort of the Women in Faith Leadership Fellowship.

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