Tom Bazanye Kyobe, the AAPU President, says that they hope the equipment will go a long way to reduce the transport cost of ambulance services. He notes that the association is aware that many people who need ambulance services, especially during disasters are poor and unable to meet the cost.
In 2011, the institution introduced certificates that were only issued to girls who are above 18 years. Girls who are planning to get married would have to register first with the Kingdom’s cultural department.
According to Fortunate Kagumaho, the communications coordinator at RHU, the timely innovation was developed by a group of youth with a purpose of addressing information gaps in areas of reproductive health.
The accelerated vaccination exercise seeks to address low vaccination coverage, slow utilization of vaccines, poor mobilization of the target population and handling emerging regional hotspots that continue to propagate the pandemic.
The women argue that whereas the government and development partners are advocating for the survival of premature babies, they have not given attention to mothers who have to stay at the health facilities until their babies are discharged.
Sylvia Muhindi a mother of a child living with spina Bifida complications told URN the cost of accessing neurosurgeons is unaffordable for most parents .
She said as a result, children with hydrocephalus are denied access to specialized treatment.
Nancy Biira, an enrolled midwife at Kinyamaseke Health Health Center III in Kinyamaseke Town Council told URN in an interview that the facility registered 400 clients who came for family planning services in September alone up from between 300-350 clients they registered in previous months.
Annet Biira an expectant mother says the improved facility will close the window of women who have been using traditional birth attendants-TBAs because they could not meet transport costs to bigger health centres in neighbouring sub counties.
The benefiting facilities are Kasese Community Health and Education Foundation and Bwindi Community Hospital in Kanungu District. Each of them will receive a consignment of personal protective Equipment-PPE’s, patient monitoring systems, and oxygen consecrators, among others.
Dr. Joyfred Kayiri, the In-Charge of health center, estimates that they have lost property worth over Shillings 200million. He says the fire also destroyed other items including freezers, computers and office documents.