Motherhood in rural Uganda, a snapshot
• Around 70% of women in the Sheema District, deliver babies at home by traditional birth attendants (TBAs)
• The maternal mortality rate in Uganda is 1 in 250 (likely higher in Mbarara region) mainly from infection (including STDs), post partum haemorrhage and malnutrition
• Approx. 30% of women are delivering their babies at the St. Claret Health Care Centre, and are cared for by nurses
• Despite best efforts, the health centre still has 1 maternal death every 3 months due to lack of trained professionals, equipment, and/or medicines.
Find out more about our work in this region at: https://www.matercare.org/uganda