Parliament probes will not stop maternal deaths

Last week we woke up to the sad news of the death of Angel Nansubuga due to alleged neglect during child birth. Nansubuga is only one out of the many women who die due to pregnancy and birth related complications (maternal deaths) every year. The only difference with Nansubuga is that her kinsmen protested the circumstances under which she died. According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, 438 women out of every 100,000 livebirths die due to pregnancy and birth-related complications.

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