Maternal health review, Uganda.
Uganda has a high maternal mortality ratio, typical of many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with an estimated 505 maternal deaths per 100.000 live births. While several measures to combat the poor reproductive health performance have been put in place by the government, Maternal and Child Health programs have in the past focused more attention on child-care programs with a particularly strong emphasis on immunization. The goal of this study was to review the existing studies on maternal health in Uganda and identify research, policy and program implications for improving maternal health status.
IPH/HSD Working paper, HSD/WP/04/03, 40pp.