Over 2 million pregnancies are recorded in Uganda annually, however over 800,000 of these end up in abortions often unsafe. The World Health Organization defines unsafe abortion as a procedure of terminating a pregnancy performed by an individual lacking the necessary skills or in an environment that does not conform to minimal medical; standards or both.
The Ministry of Healthy reports improvements in the health sector, despite new and growing challenges. According to the Annual Health Sector Performance Report (AHSPR) 2017/2018, the health sector registered improvements in a number of indicators including maternal health indicators with Antenatal Care improving by 11%, supervised deliveries by 4% and
Heath advocates further reiterate the need for public private partnerships in fostering Universal Heath Coverage. This follows a partnership with district local governments and The USAID Uganda Voucher Plus Activity, that seeks to build the capacity of health workers and managers to implement Community Health Insurance (CHI)schemes. This includes engaging the