Saving Mothers Giving Life: A Northern Uganda Photo Story
The Saving Mothers Giving Life (SMGL) project was a five year (2012-2017) private–public partnership (PPP) aimed at rapidly reducing maternal and newborn mortality in selected districts of Uganda, Zambia, and Nigeria. In Uganda, which has a maternal mortality ratio of 438/100,000 live births (UDHS, 2011), the ASSIST project provided continuous quality improvement support to the 12 month SMGL proof of concept phase in the four districts of Western Uganda (Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Kabarole and Kibaale). During this phase, which began in January 2012, ASSIST generated best practices and lessons learned inimplementing high impact, low cost, evidence based interventions in maternal and newborn health (MNH) that were spread to six northern Uganda districts (Apac, Dokolo, Gulu, Lira, Nwoya and Pader) beginning in February 2015.
This photo book highlights achievements under SMGL.