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Byline: Patson Bariare
For every woman who dies during child birth, another 20 to 30 suffer short and long-term physical disabilities.
If reduced by 50%, this could save the country up to sh500b by the year 2013. This was revealed by Dr. John Kabera, a consultant on population and development, during workshop on unplanned pregnancies, abortion and post-abortion care in Uganda at Acacia Hotel in Mbarara recently.
The two-day workshop aimed at equipping the media with skills in reporting on maternal morbidity and mortality without causing stigma and influencing policy formulation towards unplanned pregnancies and post-abortion care.
"If the …