International Women’s Day: The Battle for Better Maternal Health Care in Uganda

(The Guardian) – Childbirth deaths around the world are down by half in recent years – and by building strong demand from citizens in countries like mine where women are most at risk, I have seen how we can bring the death rates down still further, and rapidly. I live in the rural area of Kabale in south-west Uganda. I am a mother and work in the local radio station, Voice of Kigezi. A year ago, I became one of six volunteer citizen reporters with the White Ribbon Alliance, which is holding our government accountable for its promises to women’s health.

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