1 in every 49 Ugandan women will die from birth or pregnancy complications, which is almost 20 women dying every day. The maternal mortality rate in Uganda is 40x’s higher than the rate in the US. The most staggering thing from those numbers is that the majority of those deaths could easily be prevented.
Most Ugandan children are raised by single mothers. If the mother dies during childbirth, she will leave her newborn an orphan. She also most likely leaves behind other children who will now be orphans.