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Quality, accessibility and equity of maternal neonatal services: an intervention in the Hospital of Aber and the District of Oyam, Uganda.


Initiative timeframe: 2012/2015

Total initiative costs

€ 108,000.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 108,000.0

Dati finanziari aggiornati al 17.11.2015


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District of Oyam and Aber, Uganda.

The overall objective of the project is to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the district of Oyam, while the specific objective is to strengthen the health system in the district of Oyam exploiting the central role of the hospital to intervene at all levels (Hospital, peripheral centers, community) and with specific attention to the quality, accessibility and equity of health services maternal childhood. The planned activities are: Organic approach to improving the quality of obstetric and neonatal services; Reinforcement of the peripheral health facilities and reference system; Operations research: equity, quality and accessibility of services; Reinforcement of the system of public-private partnerships at local and national level. read more close

Main outcome

Reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality.

Initiative data

Initiative number 009893
Purpose Basic health care
Sector I.2.b. Basic Health, Total


Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority Diocese of Lira
Representative -
Other financiers Tuscany Region: 360000.0 Doctors with Africa Cuamm: 382931.25 Other contribution: 60000.0


The direct beneficiaries are women who give birth in the district of Oyam (19648 shares per year expected in the district), and especially those who make use of health care facilities (over 10000 prenatal visits in the first half of 2014) with particular reference to the hospital in Aber (1074 shares of which 212 cesarean in the first half of 2014). The indirect beneficiaries are the medical staff of the hospital in Aber, the communities in the catchment area of the hospital for the activities of Public Health (203649 people) and the staff of the 23 Health Centre, hospital users Aber (18923 outpatients and 5042 inpatients in only the first half of 2014) and the population of the district of Oyam (405100 inhabitants).