Rural areas in Uganda often face challenges in accessing maternal health services
– Pro Purpose Project –
Providing maternity care 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 and services to bring their newborns safely into this world.
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.
With an average of 25 births per month at KHC, the patient ward was split in half to broaden their care and provide much needed maternity services.
The objective is to grow the Kristina Health Centre into a Level 4 Health Clinic. New infrastructure is required to make this happen, in the form of a Theatre. The addition of a Theatre to the KHC will increase its capacity to provide essential and emergency care for expectant mothers in the Otuke District and beyond.
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 Kristina plan Outreaches all over the district, to educate and improve access to health care services.
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.
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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