First Lady Urges Expectant Mothers to Take Charge of their Lives

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Sarah Opendi, the Minister for Primary Health Care said there is a great need for the government to reduce the number of mothers who die due to botched abortions.

The first lady and minister for Karamoja Janet Kataaha Museveni has asked expectant mothers to take charge of their lives by attending antenatal sessions to avoid losing their lives and those of their babies. 



The first lady made the call at the opening of the first Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Health (MNCAH) assembly at Serena Conference Center in Kampala today.

 
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Janet said that it is sad for mothers to lose their lives while giving birth due to complications,  which could be avoided if the mothers took a lead to save their lives by going for antenatal care and delivering at health facilities.
 

 
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Sarah Opendi, the Minister for Primary Health Care said there is a great need for the government to reduce the number of mothers who die due to botched abortions. She says that 4 out of the 17 women who die daily in Uganda, die due to abortion.
 

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The assembly was held under the theme; "Better accountability and coordination for reproductive maternal newborn child adolescent health."

 

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Beatrice Nyangoma
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The URN Jinja bureau chief since July 2016, Nyangoma considers health matters a beat close to her heart. One of the highlights of her career so far were her exclusive interviews unveiling the rot in Mulago hospital in early 2016.

Nyangoma started out writing for the Red Pepper newspaper in 2011 in her final year of university. She was majorly a health reporter. In 2012, Nyangoma moved to Top Television as a health, business reporter and weekend news editor. She was also the assistant editorial manager of Kabarole Research and Resource Centre FM (KRC FM).