MAMA RESCUE: TRANSPORTATION THAT SAVES THE LIVES OF MOTHERS AND BABIES
In Uganda, 7000 women and 45,000 newborns die annually due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. 90% of these deaths are due to 3 delays:
- Delay in decision to seek care
- Delay in reaching care due
- Delay in receiving adequate health care
In certain communities, women often travel long distances to reach a health center. They are forced to deliver in villages without a skilled attendant due to lack of funds for transport or the poor quality of the roads. Therefore, Mama Rescue intends to address the second delay, reducing the time to access quality care.
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