Kabale: World Vision Launches Maternal Care Campaign


price geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>World Vision as a Nongovernmental organisation has been operating in Rukiiga County only for the last eleven years aiming at reproductive health and maternal, approved newborn and child health care.

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The Assistant District Health Officer, Dr Peter Muntare, revealed that according to the exercise conducted by the White Ribbon Alliance last year, a total of 78 healthy workers quit health units causing work overload to the few that remained there hence high maternal rates because of understaffing.

Muntare also said that out of seven health centres IV, only one has got a qualified doctor and yet all are supposed to carry out deliveries which have limited service delivery in health units and even congestion at the referral hospital.

Medical reports indicated that in the first quarter of year 2013, the district registered 9 maternal deaths while in the second quarter that started in July, it had 4 deaths bringing the number of maternal deaths in 2013 to 13 deaths.

Doctor Catherine, Nsubuga Serwabwe, a medical officer at Mulago hospital, in her presentation said that World Vision with other 12 developing partners has committed itself to curbing down the number of mother and children who die during labour period which will be achieved through awareness campaigns and sensitisation through countrywide.

She, however, called upon all developing partners to come together and save these mothers and children since the district is yet to receive Shs 682m to run the campaign.


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