Written by: Joslyn Meier, Program Associate and Peter Mukasa, Senior Medical Associate, EngenderHealth
At 16, Jenny Nalukwago became pregnant and dropped out of school. After learning about the importance of antenatal care at her school in central Uganda, she convinced her mother, who delivered all 10 of her children in the village, to accompany her for check-ups at the nearest health facility. When Jenny went into labor, her mother hired a motorcycle taxi driver to take them to the health center 5 miles away, as the midwife there had instructed.
But despite being at the health center, Jenny did not receive the care she needed…
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