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Five Expectant Mothers Die Giving Birth in Amuru

A sign post of Amuru district.

At least five expectant mothers have died while giving birth in Lakang sub County, Amuru district due to lack of nearby government health facility.

The latest incident happened on Tuesday last week where a 25 year old woman died in the hands of a traditional birth attendant (TBA) in Bana West Village.

Anthony Oringa, the Local Council Three chairperson Lakang sub county, says expectant mothers in his sub county rely majorly on the service of TBAs.

The nearest health facility to Lakang Sub County is Omer Health centre II which is about 10 kilometers away.

Dr George Oneka Brown, the acting District Health Officer confirmed the problem saying government is in the process of establishing a health centre in the area.

The current maternal mortality ratio in Uganda is 336 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.

Infant mortality is 43 deaths per 1000 live births, with 42% of the mortality occurring during the neonatal period.

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