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Expectant mothers stuck as floods devastate Kyotera

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Dozens of expectant mothers in Kyebe sub-county and Kasensero Town Council are stuck after health workers there abandoned the facilities as a result of floods. The floods that had initially cut off Kyapa-Kasensero road intensified last week following the persistent rainfall in the area. This is …

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Numbers overwhelm Kyenjojo hospital maternity ward

Kyenjojo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Expectant mothers at Kyenjojo general hospital are struggling to share the limited space and beds at the facility. The ward is unable to host all the expectant mothers and those who have given birth. Some of the expectant mothers opt to sleep in the …

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Expectant mothers rallied to test for Hepatitis B

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Expectant mothers in Kasese district have been advised to test for Hepatitis B, a potentially life-threatening liver infection which is commonly transmitted from mother to child during birth and delivery. The disease which attacks the liver, can cause chronic infection and puts people at …

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Hoima officials mobilise women to deliver at health facilities

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Traditional Birth Attendants-TBAs are still active in Hoima district despite the ban on their services by government in 2010. Government outlawed the services of TBAs with the hope of reducing maternal and infant mortality in the country. According to health officials in the district, …

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