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Uganda: Maternity Services

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to improve the survival rate of mothers during childbirth in northern Uganda; and if he will make a statement. (281619)

The Department for International Development (DFID) is working with the Ugandan Government to improve access to good quality health services, including family planning, throughout the country. Our budget support is being used to raise the performance of the Ugandan health system and ensure health workers are well trained and adequately resourced with drugs and supplies.

Over half of the £100 million DFID has programmed for recovery in northern Uganda is targeted at improving the quality of services in conflict affected districts. The programme will help to ensure that good quality maternal health care services are established in these districts of northern Uganda.