400 health workers under 108 teams were deployed across the district a week ago to embark on a mass vaccination drive against COVID-19 in which 100,000 people were targeted. However, with just a few days to the end of the two-week campaign, only 13,000 people have been vaccinated.
Christine Nakabugo, the Chairperson of the Luwero District Health Committee, says that an inspection conducted at the abattoir found it dilapidated and filthy, something that may put the neighbors at risk of disease outbreak.
The Medical Centre looks after 9,317 people in the parish of Musaale located in the Katikamu sub-county. But although it was specifically formed with the aim of supporting women during childbirth, the centre has been operating with no pediatric ward.
Ritah Nalweyiso the District Councillor for Butuntumula sub-county says that although they had mobilized many women to give birth in government health centers, the deaths may force them to resort back to Traditional Birth Attendants.
The deceased's husband, Vincent Mugerwa, says when his wife checked in the hospital, a doctor asked for Shillings 300,000 to conduct a cesarean section on her. Mugerwa says that although he was against paying the money because they were at a government hospital, he gave in to desperation.
Fredrick Makaire, the Executive Director of Save for Health Uganda, says that although the residents in Greater Luwero and others already embraced Community Health Insurance schemes, they don't have a legal framework that promotes or regulates them.
Juliet Najjuma Ssenkoole the Chairperson of Luwero District Task Force on COVID 19 says that the directive is intended to protect the civil servants and encourage the public to embrace the vaccination exercise.
Safe Spaces was launched after the March 2020 directive by President Yoweri Museveni to have all schools and learners sent home following the outbreak COVID 19. The pandemic has since ravaged economies across the globe and killed over five million people.
Luwero District Health Officer Dr Innocent Nkonwa says that the district has for the third week recorded no new COVID-19 infections, a trend attributed to both national and local measures aimed at containing the disease. Before this, Luwero district had recorded 580 cumulative cases of COVID-19 and 33 deaths.
Doctor Innocent Nkonwa the Luwero District Health Officer says that the district data clearly indicate that teenagers are sexually active and some are already seeking contraceptives without knowledge of their parents.
Dr Innocent Nkonwa the Luwero District Health Officer says that they have started a campaign to sensitize the women about the use of the female condoms and ensure they are available across health centers.
The Ministry of Health rolled out the Result Based Financing (RBF) project in Luwero district in 2019, with an aim of improving Reproductive, Maternal and Child health. And the Ministry has injected 1.16 billion Shillings into the project to enable mothers to benefit from a package of high quality and cost-effective interventions.