South Korea Launches Shs.3Bn Rwenzori Baby Cap

A mid wife demonstrates how the Bay Cap will be working as Dr.Olara Charles the Director Fort Portal Referral HospitalLooks On

Pregnant mothers in the Rwenzori district of Bundibugyo who have been dying in villages due to poor and lack of medical equipment in health centers have a reason to smile following the launch of Rwenzori Maternal Newborn Access project worth shs3 billion.

The government of South Korea in partnership with Save the Children Uganda unveiled the project “Baby Cap” basically for child health in Bundibugyo district following a research that the district was performing badly in health sector.

The launch of the 3 –year- project was held on Wednesday at Booma ground in Bundibugyo under a Theme: “Together We Can Make It Happen”.

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“Bundibugyo Ntoroko and Kasese are the districts that were affected by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) war. The proportion of people living below poverty line in the district standards at 60%, sales buy information pills far higher than the national average of 25%, page advice ” said Ms. Rita Ntegyereize the project manager

“Education levels in Bundibugyo are low with net enrolment rates for secondary education standing at 11% compared to the national average of 21.3% .These different social, Economic factors have a devastating impact on the health status of the communities in the district thus poor maternal and child health.”

Ntegyereize also mentioned existing challenges at district level as poor management of medical supplies, inadequate staffing at Health facilities, poor data collection and management, poor decision making and corruption due to poor monitoring and supervision by district officials.


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