Efforts To Improve Maternal Health In Uganda Moving Forward
This post on RH Reality Check examines a Ugandan court case "alleging that the Ugandan government failed to protect the ... constitutional rights to life and health [of several women] by allowing them to die in ill-equipped and poorly managed public hospitals, or failing to provide them with basic maternal care." According to the post, one in 35 Ugandan women die during pregnancy or childbirth, and "[o]ne of the key complaints in the petition is the government spends just one-quarter on maternal health of what it pledged to spend, per capita." The post goes on to describe efforts to improve maternal health in Uganda (Mack, 4/10).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.