Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and partners released the Saving Mothers, Giving Life Mid-Initiative Report, which shows nearly a 50 percent reduction in maternal deaths in target facilities in Uganda and Zambia in the first 2½ years of the initiative.
Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) is a public-private partnership launched in 2012 that takes an integrative, holistic approach to health systems in Uganda and Zambia. Working in close alignment with the Ugandan and Zambian Governments’ national health plans, SMGL targets the critical period of labor, delivery, and 48 hours postpartum and has put in place interventions to make high-quality, safe childbirth services available and accessible to women and their newborns.
Launched today at the Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference, the SMGL Mid-Initiative Report has shown dramatic progress in the first half of the initiative.
To learn more, read the Mid-Initiative Report.