How many women die each year giving birth in Uganda?
- On average more than 20 women die every day from pregnancy complications. (see)
- According to UNICEF, 430 women of every 100,000 die from pregnancy or birth complications. That is 33 times the rate in the United States. In a woman’s lifetime, 1 in every 35 will die from a pregnancy/birth complication. And these statistics are estimated to be very low because so many births and deaths do not go reported in Uganda.
How many women have a skilled professional (nurse, trained midwife, doctor) assisting with their birth?
- Only 41% of women give birth with any medical help.
|Newborn delivered with a kit donated to the crisis pregnancy center|
Read here about two women that died recently from birth complications. Sylvia’s husband says they could not afford the mama kit the hospital requested, which led to his wife’s death.