Improving access to skilled attendance at delivery: full report

    Publication year: 2011

    The problem:

    High Maternal Mortality. Uganda?s maternal mortality has moderately declined from 670 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 430 per 100,000 live births in 2008. This annual decline of 13 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births is unlikely to achievemeet the MDG target of 168 per 100,000 live births by 2015. The proportion of pregnant women delivering from public and private non-profit facilities was low at 34% in 2008/09. Increasing skilled birth attendance is desirable to reduce maternal mortality.

    The policy options:

    1- Providing Intrapartum Care at first level Health Centre; 2- Involving the Private-for-Profit sector; 3- Maternity Shelters.