Makerere University School of Public Health

Project Name

Community in which Mothers and Newborns Thrive

End Date

1 November 2020

Amount Awarded

£505,000

Start Date

18 September 2017

Beneficiary Country

Uganda

Issues: Maternal, neonatal, child health

In Luuka, Uganda, pregnant women and newborn babies face many challenges, some of which cost them their lives.

This project will improve care for women and newborns by working with communities and with health centres.

Community volunteers will visit pregnant women at home and encourage them to go to health centres for antenatal care and to give birth to their babies. They will show videos to communities on the danger signs in pregnancy and what to do if they spot them.

Pregnant women considered to be high risk will be a particular focus. Equipment and supplies will be provided to health facilities.

Health staff will be mentored and trained in newborn care. They will also be trained in recording maternal and newborn deaths.