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.

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