Reducing maternal mortality : experience of the Iganga district in Uganda


The World Bank has an Indigenous Knowledge Programme. It is a gateway to development approaches that rely on traditional knowledge systems to help achieve the millenium development goals. One of the activities within this programme is a cross regional, peer-to-peer learning exchange aimed at enhancing local capacity to identify and apply indigenous/traditional knowledge and practices. Outcomes from this activity include toolkits based on a particular project that outlines the lessons learned in CD-ROM and web based format. One toolkit is based on a project in the Iganga district in Uganda, seeking to reduce maternal mortality by equipping traditional birth attendants with modern communication technology. A notable impact of the project was that maternal mortality declined by 50% over three years

Series:IK toolkits Notes:For more information contact: Dr. Zerubabel M. NyiiraExecutive SecretaryUganda National Council for Science & TechnologyP.O. Box 6884Kampala, UgandaTel: 256-41-250499Fax: 256-41-234579Email: 

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