Thursday, April 09, 2009

Maternal Health Improvements

In Ruhiira, Uganda, the number of medically-supervised births has increased to 75%, up from 8% in December 2007. This has been the result of the newly introduced "Maama" Kits by the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme). Each kit contains materials such as soap, gloves, and a surgical blade, to ensure clean conditions for childbirth. The Ruhiira Millennium Development Village has placed the maternal and child health MDG as its highest priority, and they are seeing a significant decrease in mortality rates.
Source: ReliefWeb