“…[A] growing chorus of women [is] pushing the government to allocate more funds in the annual budget for health centers and services for new mothers. The budget was submitted for consideration in June. … The average woman in Uganda has 5.5 children, which gives Uganda one of the highest fertility rates in the world. … While on the decline in recent years, [Uganda’s maternal mortality rate] remains one of the highest in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Experts say that to combat this, government funding priorities should include maternal health services, such as access to basic necessities like water, blood, and electricity…” (Agiresaasi, 9/9).
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