The Rotary club of Kira, a lead project partner was compelled to mobilize all Rotary clubs in Kira Municipality to heed a wide call by the Rotary International District 9213 Governor, John Ndamira to address the Maternal and Child Health challenges in Uganda.
Kira Municipality has a total of seventeen (17) health facilities, out of these, three hospitals are private. The Municipality has only two Health Centre III as the highest public facilities available, three Health Centre II and it is only until recently that it started upgrading Kira Health Centre III to Health centre IV, this makes a total of five public facilities giving treatment to a population of over four hundred thousand people.
There is, therefore, a serious gap in geographical access and delivery of quality health services caused by the mismatch between health infrastructure development and capacity to deliver the needed services arising from inadequate staffing, drugs, medical supplies, equipment, staff housing, lack of emergency services and weak laws and regulation. The physical and sanitary conditions of many of the existing health facilities in the municipality constitute a risk for both the patients and the medical staff. These gaps and variations have revealed inefficiency in the ability of the health sector in the municipality to deliver efficient and effective health services.
Based on the needs identified,
The project will mainly focus on two Maternal and Child health priority areas, that is;
-Infrastructure development/rehabilitation and equipment
-Enhance advocacy through awareness creation for community safe motherhood programs.
The objectives of the project are;
To support specific needs that promote MCH including procurement of equipment needed.
Capacity building of health workers
Supporting safe motherhood pillars and children under age five
Equip Bweyogerere Health Centre Maternity Ward
Equip 4 Health Centres with antenatal equipment and devices
Capacity Building/mentorship and supervision for Health workers.
Support safe motherhood programs
Who Will Benefit?
Adolescent girls and youths of reproductive age
Pregnant, delivering and postpartum women and girls
Health care professionals,
Improve the quality of care
Reduced maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality