Case study one – CSO engagement

Abstract

Uganda has made great improvements in the health of its population. However, the maternal mortality ratio has stagnated over the last decade. Between 2006 and 2011, despite increases in the share of (i) skilled birth attendance (from 42 percent to 58 percent) and (ii) mothers receiving postnatal care (from 27 percent to 33 percent), the maternal mortality ratio remains unchanged at 435-438 per 100,000 live births. Nutrition is a major challenge with (i) 33 percent of stunting among children. Malnutrition asthe underlying cause of nearly 60 and 25 percent of infant and maternal deaths, respectively.

Conclusion

RCRA looks to expand this work to other districts in the Rwenzori region to ensure that civil society is enabled to maximize its voice and impact in advocating for greater results for women and children. This work was made possible through the support of PAI.

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