Babies and Mothers Alive (BAMA) Program Strives to Improve Health Facility Management

BAMA Logistics Management Training in Kyotera Every year 7,000 women die in Uganda due to complications of pregnancy; almost all of these deaths are preventable. After performing a Needs Assessment at the 24 Health Centers that provide maternal and newborn care in the Rakai District, Brick by Brick Uganda has launched the Babies and Mothers Alive (BAMA) Program. The goal of this program is to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in the district through training and mentoring of heath care providers and institutional capacity building. Last week, we began our work by holding a 2-day training in Logistics Management for staff from each of the district's health centers.