What Women Want: Demands for Quality Healthcare
from Uganda’s Women & Girls
When healthcare is informed by the women and girls who use it, it’s better healthcare
Approximately 300,000 women and girls die during pregnancy and childbirth every year around the world. In Uganda, where the maternal mortality rate stands at 336 per 100,000 live births (UDHS 2016), changing this picture begins with women and girls.
Commencing 11 April 2018 on International Maternal Health and Rights Day, and continuing for one year, 359 partners asked nearly 1.2 million women and adolescent girls in 114 countries: what is your top request for your maternal and reproductive healthcare? Over 90,000 women and girls in Uganda made their requests. These voices matter in ensuring quality, equitable and dignified healthcare for women and girls.