Ibanda Ranked Poorest In Maternal Health

more about geneva;”>online sans-serif; color: #222222;”>According to Dr. Mugumya Lawrence working with EGG PUFF and Star Southwebsite like this sans-serif; color: #222222;”> West, only 60% of the women in Ibanda district attend antenatal checkups for the first round, but during the fourth round, only 35% turns up and only 24% of men accompany their wives for testing HIV/AIDS, counselling and antenatal checkups.

Mugumya explained that their mission is to facilitate the attainment of a harmonious and productive society where males and females realise their full sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as responsibilities.

He also said that this will contribute to socio-economic growth and national development, improve male participation in post natal care services through providing strategic directions from all stakeholders in Uganda.

He was addressing Ibanda district health workers; chairperson LCIII’s and stakeholders in a one day workshop organised by PUFF and Star South West, in collaboration with Ibanda District Health Department aimed at involving men in reproductive health as a national strategy to reduce on maternal mortality rate.

The Ibanda district HIV focal person, Dr. Louis Kabwine, revealed that Ibanda district was ranked among the 10 districts with high maternal deaths.


In his report the district experienced maternal deaths in September, November, August and December 2013 which should be averted to zero.

Speaking as the chief guest, the Minister for Social Services, Ms. Friday Birekyeraho, who represented Melichiadis Kajwengye, the chairperson LCV, urged married couples always to love each other for stable families.

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