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Maternity Care

Providing maternity care appointments to vulnerable mothers & newborn in Northern Uganda

Providing the best maternity care

This project supports women of the Otuke District region in Northern Uganda with access to the best maternity care appointments to bring their newborns safely into this world.

The need

In Uganda, 16 women die per day because of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. 

With no other health facilities within a 72km radius, The Kristina Health Clinic (KHC) was opened in 2012 to service the Otuke District in Northern Uganda.

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The facts

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Rural areas in Uganda often face challenges in accessing maternal health services

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Maternal mortality rates are unacceptably high compared to others worldwide

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Only around half the women in Uganda receive postnatal care within the first two days after childbirth

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Just over half of births in Uganda are attended by skilled health personnel

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High rates of teenage pregnancy with 25% of girls having already given birth or being pregnant with their first child

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Anaemia is a common issue, with almost a third of pregnant women experiencing anaemia

The objective

The objective is to grow the number of Kristina Health Centre (KHC) maternity care appointments that women attend during and after their pregnancy. 

KHC's goal is that women increase the number of maternity care appointments they attend, from 0 to 8. The current average for women at KHC is 3.8 appointments. 

Women in rural villages of northern Uganda often do not have the capacity to travel or know of facilities where they can give birth. The team at KHC undertake Outreaches all over the district, to educate and improve access to health care services, as part of the goal to increase maternity care appointments. 

 Your Pledge: Care for mothers and newborns 

With your Purpose Pledge, more expectant mothers will receive essential maternal care, giving themselves and their babies the very best chance at life from the beginning.

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Impact in Action

In partnership with Love Mercy Foundation, our maternity care project is creating lasting generational change. See the life giving maternity care that is being provided in the remote villages of Northern Uganda.

 

Project Partner

To support maternity care in Northern Uganda, we choose to partner with Love Mercy Foundation - the local project partner who owns and operates the Kristina Health Clinic. Love Mercy exists to empower communities in Northern Uganda to overcome poverty caused by the horrors of war. Love Mercy sees a future where Northern Uganda is transformed through simple solutions to poverty – increasing access to education, health care and income generation.

To find out more about Love Mercy and the incredible work they do, click here.

 

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Our impact and counting

Together as a Pro Purpose community we’ve helped provide

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Maternity Care Appointments

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