The Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Rt.Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has committed to use her position to influence Parliament to increase funding towards maternal health. Kadaga made the commitment during a policy makers' meeting on 25th May at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala organised by HSA partner; HEPS-Uganda,ACHEST and Amref Uganda.
According to the World Health Organization, over 99% of pregnancy-related deaths occur in low-and middle-income countries, including Uganda. It is estimated that 6% of maternal deaths in Uganda are as a result of preeclampsia.It is against this background that HEPS-Uganda together with the HSA Partners, ACHEST and Amref Uganda conducted health...
The survey also indicates that stock-outs were quite common in the public sector (12%), and lasted on average almost 20 days per month while in the public sector specific SRH Commodities were stocked-out at up to 36% of all facilities.
Communities empowered to understand their challenges in Family Planing and Youth Friendly Service access demand for action from their leaders. Through Voice for Health Project, we have created a community that advocates for increased budgets for FP and YFS through regular engagements with their leaders.