Judith Draleru Maturu
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Juba, South Sudan
Judith Draleru Maturu, MHN, RCN, BScPH
International United Nations Volunteer (IUNV) Midwife - UNFPA, Deploying Midwives Project in South Sudan funded by Government of Canada
I am Draleru Maturu Judith, a Ugandan born on 1st July 1974. I graduated from Mountains of the Moon University, Uganda in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health (BScPH) and I obtained a Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing from Arua School of Comprehensive Nursing in November 2008 after attaining a Certificate in Mental Health Nursing from Butabika School of Psychiatric Nursing in May 2000. I held the positions of health facility in charge at sub county and parish levels for ten years with Moyo District Local Government Health Department from 2000-2009. I served in the position of HIV/AIDs Clinic Co-ordinator as a volunteer Nurse with Action for the Needy (AFCON) Uganda a community based organization, Luwero, Central Uganda from January to December 2012 while serving as the Clinic Manager at BEC medical Clinic in Kampala from 2011-2014. Currently, I work for UNFPA as an IUNV Midwife at the National Referral hospital for South Sudan, occupied as a team with Hospital administration, capacity building and mentoring staff at Juba teaching Hospital as well as training Diploma Nurses and Midwives at Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery from Nov 2013 to Date.
I participate in radio talk shows to promote volunteering and advocate for improvement in maternal and child health services to reduce the preventable maternal deaths as South Sudan being one of the countries with highest maternal mortalities in the world.
I am married and blessed mother with three Sons. I would wish to travel the whole world but could not make it though I believe my time has come even to reach Geneva.
During my certificate course at Uganda’s National Referral Mental Hospital – Butabika, I was the Student welfare Representative to the Hospital committee. I am proud to have served as the Vice chairperson Uganda National Association for Nurses and Midwives (UNANM) Moyo District Branch (2004-2006), a Team manager Gbalala Young Star Football club (2003-2006) where I had time to discuss with the youths about STIs/HIV/AIDs and also an Assistant chairperson Dufile Sub County Sports Association Moyo District. Above all, awarded as the Best Nurse, Moyo District Directorate of Health services (2004/2005).