Limited resources and inadequate infrastructure make access to healthcare services a significant challenge in Africa’s poorest communities. Effective health programs can help improve access and promote better health outcomes in these underserved areas.
One of the more common causes of maternal mortality and death in children in sub-Saharan Africa is obstructed labor. It is due in large part to limited access to health care resources, lack of education, poverty, and remote distance from healthcare facilities.
Having a baby in Uganda is 21 times more deadly than having a baby in North America.
MPA’s Safe Woman/Health Program helps mothers thrive via access to pre-natal care, education and microfinancing. MPA equips midwives with ultrasounds to identify three high-risk obstetric conditions that would mandate referral to a health facility with an obstetrician and educating the mothers on the importance of delivering at the village health center.