Mother and infant death rates are amongst the highest in the world in Uganda. This Christmas, we’re asking you to help us stop their deaths, by giving them access to quality health care. Together, we can transform the systems of inequity that create hunger and cause it to persist.
Maternal, neonatal and infant death rates are amongst the highest in the world in Uganda, mainly caused by the limited access to quality health care for both mothers and newborns. Under-five mortality rate in Uganda is 42 per 1,000 live births, which is almost twice as high as the SDG target of 25 per 1,000 live births. Almost one-third of children under five years are stunted and almost twice as many suffer from deficiencies in vitamins and other essential micronutrients.
The Hunger Project is committed to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio and end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age. We do this by improving access to quality healthcare services through the specialized training of midwifery assistants and equipping of Epicentre clinics. Our Epicentre Strategy works with communities together to builds a path to sustainable self-reliance by shifting the power to community members and promoting community-led development.