Uganda: How community efforts can improve maternal healthcare

Uganda HNN Team

 The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is soon leading an implementation research undertaking to test community initiatives for maternal and newborn healthcare.

FIGO 2012: The FIGO LOGIC Initiative: Working towards better maternal and newborn health

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, India, Mozambique, Uganda HNN Team

 The LOGIC Initiative created by FIGO aims to improve maternal and newborn health policy and practice in eight countries in Africa and South Asia. 

Uganda: Government adopts new PMTCT strategy

Uganda HNN Team

The government of Uganda has launched the UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) "Option B+" to boost the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT).

Uganda: Reduce death of newborn babies

Uganda HNN Team

Save the Children has commissioned a three year project to cost sh750 million to be implemented in partnership to reduce the death of newborn babies in Uganda.

Uganda: Civil Society Coalition on Maternal Newborn and Child Health Implores Parliamentarians to Hold their Governments Accountable

Uganda HNN Team

The coalition demands that urgent attention be put on nutrition needs, and the rights of women and children to access health.

Maternal deaths: Midwives missing in rural areas


Uganda is facing challenges in recruiting trained nurses and midwifes in rural areas especially in Bugiri and Kyenjojo districts. Recent statistics from the National Population policy Action Plan indicate that the ratio of midwives to pregnant mothers is 1:5000.

Ugandan Health Ministry To Hire 2000 Nurses


The ministry of health is to hire 2000 midwives this financial year in a bid to curb maternal mortality in the country.

Uganda’s Ministry of Health to give women free maternal kits


In bid to save the lives of pregnant women in hospitals, the government will next year start giving out free maternal health kits used to enable women give birth safely and hygienically.

Maternal and infant mortality, morbidity unacceptably high


Maternal and infant mortality and morbidity is still unacceptably high in Uganda. Although there has been a modest decline from a maternal mortality ratio of 505 to 435 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, this is still far from the target for MDG 5.   

Uganda: Too Many Deaths in Childbirth


 Bribes, poorly trained medical staff and the lack of medical care for pregnant HIV-positive mothers are among the reasons for high rates of infant and maternal mortality in Uganda. NGOs want to see more government action.