Pregnancy and Childbirth (Uganda) PSP

Maternal mortality is unacceptably high with around 295,000 women dying during and following pregnancy and childbirth in 2017. The vast majority of these deaths (94%) occurred in low-resource settings, and most could have been prevented.  Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia accounted for approximately 86% of the estimated global maternal deaths in 2017. Sub-Saharan Africa alone accounted for roughly two-thirds of maternal deaths, while Southern Asia accounted for nearly one-fifth.

Pregnancy and Childbirth (Uganda) Priority Setting Partnership

The PSP will work with patients, carers, clinicians and health workers in Eastern Uganda to identify uncertainties about all aspects of care during pregnancy and childbirth, and the management of complications that arise during this period.  This will include women who are trying for pregnancy, those who have experienced pregnancy-related conditions and their associated complications (including early pregnancy and miscarriage), childbirth and up to 6 weeks into the postpartum period. It will include carers of these women and clinicians/health workers who offer clinical and supportive care to these women.

The PSP is being led by the Sanyu Research Unit and sponsored by the University of Liverpool.

Key documents

These documents set out the aims, objectives and commitments of the PSP.