Maternal Deaths Focus Harsh Light on Uganda

Uganda

Jennifer Anguko was slowly bleeding to death right in the maternity ward of a major public hospital. Only a lone midwife was on duty, the hospital later admitted, and no doctor examined her for 12 hours.

Uganda Declared Tetanus Free

Uganda

 The World Health Organisation yesterday declared Uganda one of the 20 countries that have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus disease. 

Uganda announces elimination of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

Uganda

Uganda today announced that it has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). The country is the 20th to do so since 2000.

Information Blanket provides warmth and welfare advice

Uganda

The New York branch of design agency, Beattie McGuinness Bungay, has taken the most common of baby accessories — the swaddling blanket — and printed essential information for mothers on it.

Families sue Ugandan government over women’s deaths in childbirth

Uganda

The families of two women who died following obstructed labour begin an historic legal action today, in a bid to force the Ugandan government to tackle the shortages of doctors and midwives, drug stock-outs and absence of emergency transport that kill 16 women a day.

Uganda: Struggle to save women’s lives continues – First Lady

Uganda

Uganda’s First Lady, Mrs. Museveni, said the Government must take strategic actions to ensure that it prevents women from dying in the process of giving birth.

UGANDA: Cash crunch delays shift to WHO-recommended PMTCT regimen

Uganda

A shortage of money means Uganda is unlikely to shift its PMTCT programmes to a more efficient UN World Health Organization (WHO) regimen soon, say government officials.

Infant mortality; shielding sick newborns way to go

Uganda

UGANDA: The UNEST approach, if replicated, as soon as yesterday, could move us closer to attaining MDG4. There is a ray of hope already.

Dr. Waiswa back to his roots to save mothers and newborns

Uganda

Nailuba is all smiles as she talks about ‘the saviour’ that came to her village a few months ago.  When she had a premature birth at night a few months back, everybody knew she was going to lose her baby the same way she did a year ago. But luck was on her side this … Continued

‘Maama’ kits to reverse infant mortality rate

Uganda

Uganda has signed an international agreement to ensure that mothers and children are protected during birth. Save the Children has started distributing delivery kits to mothers in the country as well sensitising pregnant women to utilise health centre services to avoid complications.