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Analytical summary - Maternal and newborn health

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The health of the mother and her child is still at risk, considering the high HIV prevalence among pregnant women in Uganda. The trend in antenatal care attendance is reversing.

The majority of level IV health centres do not provide emergency obstetric care services, which is one the major reasons they were established. This lack of emergency obstetric care services puts the lives of women and newborn health in jeopardy.[1] In addition, referral mechanisms to enable them to access hospitals are poor.

References

  1. Maternal and perinatal death review guidelines, 3rd ed. (pdf 1.51Mb). Kampala, Government of Uganda, Ministry of Health, Reproductive Health Division, 2010