Good health for women and children is beneficial as it leads to longer, more fulfilled lives – allowing the woman and the child the opportunity to attain meaningful development in life. It is also a basic human right. Since the 1990’s Uganda has made efforts and recorded some progress at reducing maternal and child mortality. Despite this progress, Uganda still occupies the unenviable position as a leading contributor to the regional and global burden of women and children’s death.
In Uganda, the current unmet need for family planning stands at 14% for all women and 16% for women of reproductive age 15 to 49 years . This high unmet need for family planning contributes to maternal death as women are exposed to pregnancies. This justifies our interest in focusing on maternal health.