PTBi East Africa is working in selected sites in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda to reduce morbidity and mortality from preterm birth by strengthening facility-based care from pregnancy through labor, delivery, and the immediate postnatal period.
While neonatal mortality rates in these countries have slowly decreased over the past decade, they remain high at 20 to 26 per 1000 live births. Preterm birth rates are also high: 12.3% in Kenya, 13.6% in Uganda, and 9.5% in Rwanda.
We have identified key sites in these countries: Migori County in Kenya, the Busoga Region (Jinja) in Uganda, and six districts in Rwanda where we are carrying out our implementation work, nesting efforts to build capacity, and exploring new tools and approaches to reduce prematurity and its complications.
To learn more about our work in each geography, follow the links below: