Outcry Over the Death of a Woman in Labour in Uganda

The death of a woman in labour that became a hot topic of discussion on social media sites has led to accusations of neglect and renewed scrutiny over the health care system in Uganda.

(file photo) A hospital maternity ward.

  • Uganda:   Giving Birth Should Not Be a Death Sentence!

    Monitor, 23 September 2011

    I read with consternation, shock and utter disgust, the story in the Sunday Monitor of September 18 about a pregnant mother (RIP Nambozo) who died following a ruptured uterus and… Read more »

  • Uganda:   Medical Practitioners Should Exhibit Professionalism

    New Vision, 22 September 2011

    Something is not right in the medical profession. Cases of patients dying as a result of apparent negligence have become unacceptably common. Read more »

  • Uganda:   Mbale Doctors Held Over Death of Woman in Labour

    Monitor, 20 September 2011

    Police have arrested and detained six medical officers of Mbale Referral Hospital as it commenced an investigation into the death of a pregnant teacher and her baby two weeks ago. Read more »

  • Uganda:   Promote and Practise Safe Motherhood

    New Vision, 22 September 2011

    According to studies, every year 536,000 women in the world die from pregnancy related causes. Majority fall in the sub-sharan Africa. In Uganda, maternal mortality is one in 25.… Read more »

  • Uganda:   Women MPs Want Mbale Medics Tried

    Monitor, 21 September 2011

    Women legislators under their umbrella organisation, the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA), yesterday called for speedy prosecution of Mbale Referral Hospital medical… Read more »

  • Uganda:   Birth Preparedness Could Have Saved Mbale Mother

    Monitor, 21 September 2011

    After reading the horrific story of a pregnant woman who was left to bleed to death, a friend ignited a fierce debate on Facebook on Saturday evening, and even called for the… Read more »

  • Uganda:   Follow Up the Mbale Death

    Monitor, 20 September 2011

    This newspaper over the weekend carried a heart-breaking story. An expectant primary school teacher in Mbale District, on the verge of going into labour, was rushed to the main… Read more »