September 15, 2016
Written by Carol Natukunda
This post originally appeared on New Vision.
The World Bank has approved funding of US$140m aimed at improving maternal, child and adolescent health in Uganda.
“The objective of the project is to improve the use of essential health services with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services in target districts; and to scale up birth and death registration services in the country,” the World Bank stated on its website.
The funding comes at a time when maternal and child mortality rates are too high.
In Uganda, about 90 children per 1, 000 live births die when they are not yet five years old. And over 16 women die every day in pregnancy-related complications.