Maternal & Child Healthcare
Uganda's maternal mortality rate is among the highest on the continent of Africa and in the world at 336 deaths per 100,000 live births.
The infant mortality rate (from birth to one year old) stands at 56 death per 1,000. The higher proportion of these statistics comes within rural areas and poorer communities.
However 80% of maternal and new born infant deaths are preventable with available high-impact interventions.
Access to skilled care before, during and after childbirth can save the lives of women and newborn babies.
How Nurture Africa is improving maternal & child health
- By providing family planning services.
- By providing antenatal care services which boosts awareness and understanding of the process of pregnancy, birth and early parenting which can help to prevent complications.
- By introducing "Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission" (eMTCT) to ensure every child is born and lives free of HIV.
- By providing delivery services to ensure that mothers deliver and children are born in a controlled, hygienic and safe environment.
- By providing cervical cancer screening services.
- By providing post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with the intention of reducing the risk of HIV transmission within 72 hours of exposure.
- By providing postnatal care services for mothers and new-borns up to one year of age.
Our newly established Tuc-Tuc service enables Nurture Africa to reach women going into labour and transport them to the Nurture Africa health centre in order to ensure they give birth in a control and hygienic environment. Watch the video below to learn more