Reproductive Health Project Improving Safe Deliveries Uganda


The World Bank’s funded Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project has enabled the safe delivery of 13, unhealthy 000 poor women in rural health facilities in Western and Eastern Uganda.

The project under the Ministry of Health and being managed by Marie Stopes Uganda is supporting 125 health facilities in 13 districts in Western Uganda and also 25 health units in Eastern Uganda.

The Project’s Regional Coordinator for Western, online Patrick Odongo told ChimpReports in one of the field visits in Rushere, order Kiruhura district that the inadequate or even non sensitized pregnant women in the
largely rural settings face numerous challenges during and after delivery.

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He said close to 30,000 women have attended antenatal care on the project that has so far run for one year.

“29,000 have attended antenatal care and got good trainings on voucher project initiative since we started in October 2015 and we are expecting the numbers to double in the coming years,” Mr. Odongo said.

The health units have also automatically benefited in terms of general enhancement of services offered to patients in their particular areas.

“The one year I have spent in Mbarara, I have witnessed significant improvement in terms of quality of services in the 125 health facilities we are operating in.”

The $13m project provides to the health units all items required for  safe delivery and the expectant mothers only turn up to produce.

“We take care of everything including ANC services, EMTCT, safe skilled delivery, postnatal care, postnatal family planning and others.”

Marie Stope Uganda is partnering with both public and private health  units to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality through increased  access to skilled care during pregnancy and postnatal period.
According to statistics, 16 women die in Uganda everyday over birth  complications.


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