Implementing the skilled birth attendance strategy in Uganda: A policy analysis

BMC Health Services Research, Vol 19, No 1, 2019, pp. 1-15

Uganda’s skilled birth attendance policy aimed to increase access to obstetric care, but recruitment of human resources, and infrastructural capacity to provide good quality care remain a challenge. This study highlights the complex issues and unexpected consequences of policy implementation. Further evaluation of this policy is needed as decision-makers develop strategies to improve access to skilled care at birth.