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ICRC Hands over Two Health Centers to Gulu

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has handed over two Newly rehabilitated health centers to the authorities in Gulu.



The centers are Lugore and Labworomor Health Centres, in Gulu district.



Ynske Vandormael, the head of the ICRC sub-delegation in Gulu, has today handed over the upgraded health facilities to the Gulu district chairperson.



More than 6,000 people visit Lugore health center. The ICRC has renovated the existing structure and constructed an in-patient unit with a separate maternity room.



It also built a staff house for four families, a waste disposal system and a venue for immunizations and community meetings.



In addition, the ICRC drilled a borehole and fitted it with a hand pump.



At Labworomor, which serves about 7,800 people, the ICRC upgraded the old facility, built an eight-bed maternity block and a waste disposal system, and motorized the existing borehole.



The ICRC also provided training for medical staff, traditional birth attendants and volunteers at both health centers.



Jovana Ajok, the nursing officer in charge of the health centers said the number of patients visiting the centers has almost doubled, since the ICRC started providing essential equipment, medical supplies, drugs and training.



ICRC has over the last three years provided support for 14 health centers serving more than 120,000 people in the four Acholi districts (Gulu, Kitgum, Pader and Amuru) of northern Uganda.





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