Although Uganda’s maternal mortality rate has been declining, out every 100,000 women who give birth, 336 mothers die due to pregnancy-related complications every year.

A development organisation in Uganda is promoting a door to door health approach as one of the interventions to curb maternal and child mortality.

Although Uganda’s maternal mortality rate has been declining in recent years, out every 100,000 women who give birth, 336 mothers die due to pregnancy-related complications every year.

California doctors came together and brought the state maternal death rate way down.

JUBA,-- As violence continues in some parts of South Sudan, some health professionals in the war-torn country remain committed to saving lives despite difficult working conditions and shortage of drugs. And these include male midwives and nurses.

Michael Mayen Peter, 31, a male midwife at Wau Teaching hospital in the northwest Wau State, told Xinhua in a recent interview that they have to work day and night in shifts in overcrowded wards amid shortage of drugs and equipment in order to save high number of mothers in labor pains and also treat several cases of preventable diseases at the country's second largest hospital.

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