SAFE stands with Health GAP (Global Access Project) in encouraging the Ugandan government to take action against maternal mortality and morbidity in Uganda by increasing the number of health care workers.
Later this week, a Ugandan court will hear the case of 2 women who died in childbirth, which argues that by failing to provide appropriate health services, the government is violating the Ugandan constitution. Every day, 16 women in Uganda die in childbirth, while 6 times as many are injured in incapacitating ways. SAFE affirms that these deaths and injuries are unacceptable–and that action must be taken to help Ugandan women realize their rights! For more information, please check out the following link: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5712/p/salsa/web/questionnaire/public/?questionnaire_KEY=665