Committing to Maternal and Child Survival: A Promise Renewed


Reproductive Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Sharpened Plan for Uganda

Over the last twenty years, Uganda has experienced slow progress in reduction of child and maternal mortality rates.

We have the tools and knowledge to change that trend in a bid to bring an end to preventable deaths with greater participation of all partners and stakeholders, a change in focus, and commitments to hold ourselves accountable. Uganda has developed this evidence-based country plan to address the slow progress in relation to the MDG 4 target of reducing by two thirds the under-five mortality rate and the MDG 5 targets of reducing by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio and of achieving universal access to reproductive health by 2015.

The plan focuses on why the country is making slow progress in attaining the targets, reviews the maternal mortality, the situation of newly born children, child mortality and morbidity in Uganda, sets an agenda on how to accelerate progress, establishes deadlines for the acceleration of the MDG targets and proposes five strategic shifts in doing business differently.

The plan is aligned with Uganda’s Vision 2040 and the National Development Plan (NDP) for 2010/2011-2014/2015.

A pdf copy of the plan can be downloaded here