Mother and NICU Baby

Christine Otai

Christine is Adara’s Senior Newborn Advisor, based in Uganda. She contributes to the improvement of newborn health in Uganda through training, mentoring and coaching.

Christine worked at Kiwoko Hospital for 28 years. For nine of these years, she worked as In-Charge of the Kiwoko Hospital maternity ward. For 18 years she worked as In-Charge of the Kiwoko neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

In 2010, Christine was honoured with the International Neonatal Award for Excellence. In 2021, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Heroes in Health Awards. She has also been recognised as a newborn health champion by the Ugandan Ministry of Health.