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GHI, Uganda Working Together To Improve Maternal, Child Health Outcomes

A feature article in the Ugandan Observer examines a recent agreement signed by the U.S. and Ugandan governments “to drum up more support for maternal and reproductive health in Uganda.” U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI) Executive Director Lois Quam spoke at the signing, saying, “Investment in health in Uganda is one of the largest we make anywhere else in the world. Government must do more. They must put in more resources. Too many mothers die because they are giving birth to too many children. Far too many women lose their lives,” according to the Observer.

Also at the signing, Health Minister Christine Ondoa “sa[id] government has made maternal health a priority in the national development plan, the [National Resistance Movement (NRM)] manifesto and the subsequent budgets,” and Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga “said Parliament decided to deal with maternal health through the Parliamentary Forum on Maternal Health,” the newspaper writes (Mwesigye, 3/7).