Kyenjojo, Uganda – YouthMappers

Saving Mothers, Giving Life is a five-year public-private partnership to dramatically reduce maternal and newborn mortality in sub-Saharan African countries. Key partners include the governments of Uganda, Zambia, the United States and Norway as well as Merck for Mothers, Every Mother Counts, Project C.U.R.E. and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

The partnership aims to test an integrated health systems approach that addresses the “three delays” associated with maternal and newborn deaths.

Link to Kyenjojo, Uganda Project Page on Tasking Manager

Delays in seeking appropriate care Delays in reaching care in a timely manner Delays in receiving high-quality care at a health facility Results from the partnership’s work in Uganda include a 45% decrease in maternal mortality in facilities and a 41% decrease in the communities; and a 97% increase in newborns who received HIV preventative medication.

This task focuses attention on the four phase I districts in western Uganda where the project’s approach was initially demonstrated: Kabarole, Kibaale, Kamwenge, and Kyenjojo districts. Understanding the second delay – ‘delays in reaching care in a timely manner’ – requires better understanding the roads connecting facilities with communities. The data that emerge from this mapping task will improve our knowledge of the relationships between access to and use of life-saving maternal and child health services.


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