Holding outreach antenatal and family planning clinics in isolated settings has been a key way MAMA has reached isolated, deprived communities in Western Uganda. These outreach clinics have been invaluable in developing strong relationships with these communities and their leaders, as precursors to establishing our permanent facilities.
The promotion of Family Planning in resource poor settings has been identified as a key factor in the Sustainable Development Goals. Contraception or Family Planning is not only key to reproductive health and life provision, it is a human right.
MAMA’s most recent outreach has taken us back to the shores of Lake Albert to a village called Nkondo II, a fishing village where in the rainy season the village is usually cut off from any health centres and pregnant women are expected to care for themselves and deliver in their home.
Access to maternal health care comes up time and time again in many health reports in reducing maternal mortality in a resource poor setting. The population of women accessing Azur Health Centre come from many afar villages, often walking for miles.
An incredible donation sees MAMA equipped with new vehicle, essential for collecting referred women who develop complications in their labour or delivery.