Understanding stillbirth prevention strategies at sub-national level in Uganda

Understanding stillbirth prevention strategies at sub-national level in Uganda

Eric Ssegujja (1,2), Michelle Andipartin (3) (1) Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala Uganda; (2) University of Western Cape, School of Public Health, South Africa; (3) University of Western Cape, Department of Psychology, South Africa essegujja@musph.ac.ug Background The global response to stillbirth stemming from the 2011 Lancet stillbirth series “call to action” have had a lasting impact on prevention strategies in regions with the highest-burden. With decentralization of health

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Stillbirths: What a grieving mother wants you to know

Stillbirths: What a grieving mother wants you to know

  “They seem to think that a mother should simply sweep the death and the pain under the carpet and quickly get her act together. They seem to imagine that after all, you had not developed a bond with this baby since you did not carry her in your arms. They seem to think that telling you to have another baby very quickly is encouragement enough. But it is not!”

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