By Vision reporter
At 850 deaths per 100,000 births, Amudat district has the highest maternal mortality ratio in Uganda, a study shows.
The statistics are according to a report on Maternal and Prenatal Death Review 2012/2013. Uganda’s average maternal mortality ratio is 438 deaths per 100,000 live births.
Other districts with high maternal deaths are Kiryandongo, Kitgum, Masaka, Mityana, Buvuma, Adjumani, Ibanda and Bundibugyo.
23 of the 112 districts did not provide data. The health ministry and the United Nations Population Fund report says that the eight districts with the highest rates had serious human resource challenges.
Out of the 724,806 women who delivered in health facilities in the districts that reported, 1,157 died, the report said.
It also noted that 9% of the victims were in health facilities for only two hours, while 53% died within 24 hours of reaching there.