Today compromised of an early rise in order to be at the Mulago Specialist Women’s Hospital for a 9am meeting. There were finally Uganda’s famous bananas on offer, and they are the tastiest and sweetest banana’s I’ve eaten- shows the benefit of fresh unmodified fruit!!
We arrived at the hospital and were surprised by how modern the building was, but the centre has only been developed recently to try and improve outcomes for women of Uganda. Uganda’s maternal mortality rate currently sits at 336 maternal deaths per 100,000 births, this is drastically lower than 2003, where 520 women died per 100,000 births. However, whilst the decrease is excellent news, when you compare this to the UK’s rate of 7.3 maternal deaths per 100,000, the Ugandan rate is sobering.