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We are also proud to support Mama Rescue in East Africa, a program founded by Spring’s own Dr. Peter Klatsky dedicated to helping pregnant women receive skilled obstetric care, thereby improving pregnancy outcomes for both moms and babies. This program is managed by Brick by Brick and under their leadership, 10,000 women in labor will have access to lifesaving transportation.
75% of maternal and perinatal deaths in Uganda are due to three delays.
Mothers often delay going to the health center for labor, remaining at home longer than it is safe to do so. With Mama Rescue, each mother who completes four antenatal care visits receives an electronic voucher which grants her free transport by boda boda (motorcycle taxi) to the health center when labor begins. This part of the program both encourages women to complete four antenatal care visits, as well as to deliver in a health center with a skilled midwife.
Even when mothers deliver at the health center with a skilled midwife, complications can arise. Depending on the availability and working order of local ambulances, it can take hours for a woman in need of urgent medical care to reach the hospital. She is also responsible for paying for the transport. Mama rescue ensures that the most efficient transport – either special hire taxi or ambulance, is alerted as quickly as possible, and that the ride is free.
Due to small and often overworked staff at local hospitals, women often arrive at a facilities where surgeons are not available or prepared to care for them. Mama Rescue prompts the midwife at the health center to enter important clinical information into her mobile phone, which is then transmitted to the referral hospital, so that the staff can be prepared for the mother when she arrives.