Maternal Newborn and Child Health and Maternal Newborn and Child Health
Maternal Newborn and Child Health and Maternal Newborn and Child HealthSEE LESS
Uganda and Uganda
Uganda and UgandaSEE LESS
Countries Implemented In
Puerperal sepsis is the second leading cause of maternal mortality after postpartum hemorrhage accounting for 15% of maternal deaths.At Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital(MRRH) in Uganda, puerperal sepsis was found to be the leading cause of maternal mortality accounting for 30.9% of maternal deaths (1).The prevalence of wound sepsis following cesarean delivery is 15.5%.At MRRH, the rate of C-section was estimated to be 25% in 2011 which is higher than the 15% rate recommended by the WHO.