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Integrating mHealth Technology and Holistic Health Care Delivery to Reduce Maternal/Neonatal/Child Mortality in Rural Uganda: Click to view Preliminary Findings from Pilot Project (Phase I)
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In the April 4 2014 issue of the NY Review of Books Helen Epstein, a long-time visitor and public health advisor to Uganda investigates the 2012 death of a 24 YRO MP--Cerinah Nebanda. Nebanda was a stauch critic of the Musceveni regime particularly in the area of public health. Ms. Epstein highlights the deterioration of the health care system over the past 40 years. As she states, "In 2012, women were seven times more likely to die in childbirth at Mulago Hospital than when Idi Amin was president forty years earlier.
The results of this trial study reported Wednesday could also lead to a significant reduction of new cases of HIV particularly in children. Approximately, 250,000 new cases occur primarily due to mother-to-child-transmission of HIV during pregnancy and childbirth. A mother who tests negative and eventually becomes infected by her partner could receive the gel before and after having sex and thusly remain HIV negative. Preventing and/or eliminating this pathway for infection will improve the lives of all families especially in Sub-Saharan Africa where most of these infections occur.
Founder of Life for Mothers responds to Ugandan President Signs Antigay Law--"Uganda has been debating the enactment of a new law that would severely criminalize homosexual behavior since 2009. Largely due to international groups protesting this action, enactment has been repeated postponed. The Ugandan President,Yoweri Museveni, has now signed the bill that will strip the gay population of its human rights, which are already greatly diminished. This East African nation has also skirted and ignored the rights of women, i.e.
The current issue of The Lancet has published a correspondence regarding "A manifesto for maternal health post-2015". The manifesto was published in The Lancet in February 2013. You can read the manifesto, the correspondence and author's reply below:CommentA Manifesto for Maternal Health Post-2015On Jan 15–17, 2013, over 800 experts in maternal health came together in Arusha, Tanzania, to presentthe latest evidence on improving the quality of care for women during pregnancy and childbirth.
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Life For Mothers Analyzing Data from Phase I of Pilot Project
Sep 22, 2011
The staff at Life for Mothers is currently analyzing the data gathered during Phase I of our pilot project. We hope to complete our analysis in the next few weeks and prepare it for publication. All results from our analysis …
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New York Times: Maternal Deaths Focus Harsh Light on Uganda
Aug 2, 2011
July 29, 2011 By CELIA W. DUGGER ARUA, Uganda — Jennifer Anguko was slowly bleeding to death right in the maternity ward of a major public hospital. Only a lone midwife was on duty, the hospital later admitted, and no …
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Life For Mothers Releases Preliminary Results from its Pilot Project (Phase l) Completed May 2011
Jul 28, 2011
Maternal/neonatal mortality rate is unacceptably high in rural Uganda where 90% of the population lives.