Shocking but true, Uganda has the highest rate of Maternal deaths

Partnerships are key to advancing Maternal Health care systems in Uganda. It’s been a decade for White Ribbon Alliance Uganda investing in girls’ and women’s health and rights, and progress towards Health equality

Ten years ago, There was a need to raise awareness about the maternal health issues in communities and White Ribbon Alliance Uganda started the struggle with an aim of raising awareness about maternal health and ending preventable causes of maternal deaths

And we have witnessed White ribbon Alliance impact through activities like Maternal health awareness, meaningful policy engagement, and filing the Petition 16 case in the constitutional court. 

Not providing essential maternal health commodities in a government health facilities leads to the death of pregnant mothers and it is an infringement on their rights ~ Ms. Faridah Luyiga, Communications Officer, White Ribbon Alliance Uganda said

White Ribbon Alliance Uganda has so far equipped more 30 citizen journalists and four thousand rural women with knowledge and skills and connected them to the platforms, the people, and the resources to advocate for maternal health ~ Ms. Faridah Luyiga added

The Organisation launched a new strategic plan that will integrate health issues into reality.

On Friday, 17th January, White Ribbon Uganda celebrated some of its achievements and committed to continue working tirelessly towards accelerating the maternal health in Uganda.

If every woman could access the Health care services she wanted, more than 16 maternal deaths could be reduced within a second~ Dr. Olive said during the White Ribbon celebrations

Dr. Jesca Nsungwa, Dr. Lwasampijja Fred, DHO Mityana, Dr. Nsungwa Commissioner Maternal and Child Health gathered during the White Ribon’s celebrations discussed action on Maternal health and unanimously adopted the new strategic plan that was presented by White Ribbon Uganda team.

Shocking but true, Uganda has the highest rate of deaths for women and girls and they are all preventable. With clarity, Dr. Olive explained the causes of maternal mortality and shared ways for hospitals and doctors to make pregnancy safer for women before, during and after childbirth and of course what the government can do to reduce on these deaths

Dr. Lwasampijja Fred, DHO Mityana receiving a certificate of recognition from Dr. Nsungwa Commissioner Maternal and Child Health, for his contribution to WRA Uganda advocacy and social accountability efforts in the last 10 years.

Improving Quality healthCare for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health is everyone’s role.

Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

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