In recognition of the UN’s International Day of Rural Women today — 15 October — we share stories of motherhood in rural Uganda.
Compared to other countries, Uganda’s maternal mortality rate is high. In 2010, it was estimated that 345 women died for every 100,000 births in the country (in the UK, that number is closer to 8.2!).
In rural areas, that figure is even higher
Here are a few pictures that help to explain why (courtesy of a Photovoice research project undertaken by David Musoke at the Makerere University School of Public Health as part of Future Health Systems).