Video: A Safe Place

Thursday 18 May 2017

Far too many women in Uganda still give birth at home without a skilled birth attendant or are delayed in coming to the health facility for care. Despite recent progress for maternal and child health, we still see every day 16 mothers dying due to pregnancy and birth complications, 81 babies dying within the first month of life and 94 babies born dead. This comes to a total of 70,000 lives lost every year in Uganda. We can end these preventable deaths with cost-effective solutions by improving the access and quality of care provided to women and babies in health facilities. This video reveals the challenges as well as solutions to save the lives of women and newborns in Uganda: