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Acholi region registers 2,006 maternal deaths in 18 months

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers in the Acholi Sub Region have asked parents to support pregnant teenage girls to attend all cycles of antenatal care to avoid deaths and birth complications. According to records obtained from the different health facilities across the region; 2,006 maternal deaths …

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Mobile clinic vans excite Amudat mothers

Amudat, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  | Several Mothers in Amudat district in Karamoja sub-region have a reason to smile following the delivery of two ambulances and one mobile clinic. Moroto and Napak districts also received similar donations from the Dry Land Integrated Development Project for Karamoja with funding from the Office …

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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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Ugandan health workers not allowed to breastfeed exclusively

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | While nurses, midwives, pediatricians and other health workers in Uganda everyday keep preaching to mothers to breastfeed their babies exclusively for at least six months, they themselves cannot accord their babies the same care essential for their good health and mental development. The health workers …

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Health facility deliveries improve to 86% in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More mothers from Karamoja sub-region are now delivering their babies from health facilities according to Dr Charles Nuwagaba, a health expert attached to the Drylands Integrated Development Project funded by the Office of the Prime Minister. Dr Nuwagaba told URN that health facility deliveries which …

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Expectant mothers responsible for increase in premature births -MOH

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  54 per cent of expectant mothers expose their unborn children to conditions that might lead to premature births,  according to the health ministry. Officials say that the most common causes of premature births include pre-eclampsia, heart or kidney failure, urinary tract infections and drug use. …

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