What does SAFE Do?

Knocking Out the Three Delays: Maternal and Child Survival

When a woman or child needs medical care, three things must happen: (1) She and her family must recognize the need to get help and make the decision to seek care. (2) They must be able to physically reach a health facility; and (3) The health center must provide appropriate and high-quality care. In Uganda, lack of knowledge, cultural beliefs, unhealthy traditional practices, poor road infrastructure, extreme poverty, supply shortages, and lack of continuing medical education combine to make pregnancy, labor, delivery, and early childhood a dangerous time. Delays in these actions are what is called the "Three Delays" model, and are what SAFE works to address:

First Delay: Deciding to Seek Care
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Second Delay: Accessing Care
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Third Delay: Quality Care
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