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Maternal and Child Health in Iganga District Uganda

Maternal and child health outcomes in the East Central Region of Uganda are especially poor compared to the rest of Uganda [1]:

  • Only 32% of women (50.7% nationally) informed about signs of pregnancy or delivery complications
  • Only 12% of women (62% nationally) received malaria prophylaxis during pregnancy

The “Three Delays Model” of barriers to care[3]:

  • Knowing when to seek care and making the decision to do so
  • Access to care once decision is reached to seek it
  • Receiving quality care at a health center or hospital

Maternal and Child Heath Care in East Central Region[2]:

  • Husbands and mother-in-laws frequently make decisions of whether to seek care
  • Prenatal care is considered to be only for sick people
  • Tiered health centers mean women often are referred multiple times to receive adequate care or receive care a given health center is not equipped or trained to give

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Developing Maternal and Child Health Curriculum in Rural Uganda, CWIC, Thomas Jefferson University


International Public Health | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health

Developing Maternal and Child Health Curriculum in Rural Uganda