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We’re working with private health facilities, local businesses, and communities to expand women’s access to affordable, quality maternal healthcare. Our progress to date:

Health Facilities Strengthened

Health facilities strengthened to provide quality care

Health Workers Trained

Health workers trained to provide quality care

Women with improved access to care

Women with reliable access to affordable, quality care

Uganda Maternal Mortality Rate

Despite a 53% reduction in the maternal mortality ratio since 1990, a woman in Uganda still faces a 1 in 44 chance of dying during pregnancy and childbirth.

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Our Focus in Uganda

There are approximately 1.6 million births and 5,700 maternal deaths every year in Uganda, yielding a maternal mortality ratio of approximately 343 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015.

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Our Partners and Projects

We’ve partnered with Population Services International (PSI) and their local affiliate, PACE, to unlock the potential of Uganda’s local private health sector to expand access to maternal health services and products. Reaching more than a third of the country, our program is helping women overcome barriers to care, such as cost, transportation, and limited supplies. Learn More

Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Uganda
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
Transaid
PACE
Saving Mothers Giving Life
PSI

Stories

A Maama Ambassador A Maama Kit ProFam Staff Members Hoima Hospital Maternity Ward Fundraising Mercy Heart ProFam Facility MUM Program Expanding ProFam Network of Clinics Midwife Services Maama and Taata Ambassadors Motorcycle Transport A Local Drug Shop Community Insurance Group Specialist Care and Delivery Services Gloria Health Care ProFam Clinic