Provision of Maternity Service





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Uganda

Location: Rushooka-Ntungamo Distric

Total Budget: $213,400

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

Equipping the health center and provide,ambulance to the health center and carry out bring awareness campaign to the community in disease prevention

Mothers and the general community have for long expressed need to receive full treatment at this health Centre. This is because where they are referred is quite a distance - around 43km and there are no nearby alternative facilities that can offer them quality healthcare services. The quality of care offered by the few public facilities that are along the way is inadequate due to the poor conditions of their infrastructures and frequent absence of personnel and medicines. Besides, the few existing private clinics are operating illegally (without licenses) and are very expensive. Additionally, there is lack of efficient delivery facilities with comprehensive package of antennal, normal delivery and cesarean section if needed to reduce the risk of maternal mortality. The absence of an ambulance to quicken response to emergencies worsens the situation.

Besides, there are an increasing number of mothers with HIV/AIDS thus the need to be attended to by skilled medical personnel and a safe environment for delivery to prevent mother to child transmission.

The district performance on deliveries and ANC4 completion was at 43.6% and 27.1% respectively according to the Annual Heath Sector performance report of 2014/2015.

The above situation puts a mother and the new born in a circumstance of ill health leading to increased maternal mortality and mother to child transmission of HIV. And if nothing is done about this situation, more mothers and new borns will continue to die prematurely.

How the project will meet the needs

Therefore, the proposal is to construct a maternity ward at Mother Francisca Lechner Health Center II - Rushooka to ease the target population's access to all maternity related services. This ward, if well-furnished will enable mothers access ANC both during outreaches and also at the facility, access HIV/AIDS services, deliver at the facility and also be able to come back for PNC.

With the upgrading of the facility, there will be need for an ambulance to ease the transportation of all emergency obstetric referrals to Kabale regional referral hospital which is around 43km from this health Center.

Time lines

1. Ordering and equipping the health center 4 months

2. procurement of an ambulance 2 months

3. Awareness campaign 3 months

Project funds will used to buy health center equipment, buy the ambulance, carry out the awareness campaign, and supervision

Clubs members involvement:

1. Administer the grant funds

2 Mobilize funds from the club members contribution to the grant

3. Do the procurement of equipment using members of the club with the classifications

4. Supervise the procurement of the ambulance

5. Supervise/implement/ monitor and evaluate the project

6. Community mobilization/sensitization and awareness

7. Set up a three member club project committee

8 Give reports to TRF and the international partner

9. Set a sub-audit committee for the project

Primary Host Partner

District: 9211

Rotary Club of: Kololo-Kampala

Primary Contact: Dominic Tumwesigye

Email: dktumwesigye@gmail.com

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Project Status

Need $123,934
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

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Kololo-Kampala (9211)





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