Our Mission…The mission of Life for Mothers is to reduce maternal/neonatal mortality in developing countries using a holistic strategy that encompasses health system strengthening and women's empowerment.
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The staff at Life for Mothers is currently analyzing the data gathered during Phase I of our pilot project. We hope to complete our analysis in the next few weeks and prepare it for publication. All results from our analysis … Continue reading
July 29, 2011 By CELIA W. DUGGER ARUA, Uganda — Jennifer Anguko was slowly bleeding to death right in the maternity ward of a major public hospital. Only a lone midwife was on duty, the hospital later admitted, and no … Continue reading
Maternal/neonatal mortality rate is unacceptably high in rural Uganda where 90% of the population lives. Poverty, low education levels, and high rates of childbirths characterize this population with almost 7 births per woman, minimal family planning (FP), and lack of … Continue reading
Life For Mothers (LfM) recently completed its Pilot Project in Busujju County, Mityana, Uganda. The project involved going to 25 villages using 25 Village Health Teams (2 community health workers per team) and enrolling the household into an electronic database. … Continue reading
Following multiple training sessions on using mobile phones for data collection as well as formal workshops on HIV/AIDS, Family Planning, Reproductive/Maternal Health and Child Survival, Village Health Teams have been dispatched into the field to register and collect data from … Continue reading
Monday, March 14th The 25 VHTs continued the intensive HIV/AIDS/Family Planning training course with AIC which began on Friday, March 11th. AIC affiliates led the training. As with the previous training days, lunch was provided and once training had finished, … Continue reading