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Kotido district registers 18% teenage maternal deaths

Kotido registered 37 maternal deaths from 20 September 2020 to 21 September 2021 Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kotido district has recorded the highest number of maternal deaths in Karamoja sub region for the last one year. The deaths have worried local leaders who are calling on the health workers …

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Up to 5% of maternal deaths recorded this year blamed on COVID-19

From January to date, the country has record about 830 maternal deaths whereby 2 to 5 per cent are attributed to complications of COVID-19 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pregnant mothers seeking healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic face a high level of anxiety and other psychological challenges, according to …

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Midwives lives matter

New report show challenges they face to prevent maternal and newborn deaths Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Majority of maternal and newborn deaths in Uganda are due to preventable causes that can be significantly reduced by access to midwifery care during pregnancy, at birth, and after birth, particularly the …

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High number of teenagers are dying due to abortion complications – MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixteen-year-old Loyce, a former secondary student in Mayuge district conceived during the lockdown last year. Scared and confused, Loyce decided to perform an abortion. Unfortunately, she developed sepsis and passed away seven days later. Her sister Mary Nabirye says that there was little they could …

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Kampala recorded highest maternal deaths in 2020-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 170 mothers died giving birth in health facilities in Kampala. This is according to a survey released by the Ministry of Health. This is more than double the number of deaths that were reported in the 2018/2019 financial year. Findings published in the …

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Maternal deaths during delivery increase by 7% – Health Ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of mothers dying during deliveries within hospitals is on the rise, according to a report released by the Ministry of Health. Figures from the Annual Health Sector Performance review show that a total of 496 mothers died during childbirth in 2019/2020 compared to …

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