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Residents Call for Restoration of Non Functional Health Centre

Rose Kalibin Lakala, a resident of Nariamawe Central village says mothers find it difficult to access maternal health services in the area.
Nariamamawe, a non functional health centre II, Kaabong district

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Residents of Kaabong district want government to revamp Nariamamawe health center II. Nariamamawe health center II was built in 2006 under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund to serve 1,022 people of Nariamawe Sub County.

However, the health center II has been nonfunctional since then forcing residents to trek long distances to access health services. Our reporter visited the health center and found it vandalized. Part of its windows and doors are broken.

 

Part of the facility is used by unidentified residents for accommodation. The walls and ceiling of the facility are covered by soot resulting from cooking. Now, residents want government to revamp the health center to provide them health services.

 

Michael Nawat Lotyang, a resident of Nariamawe village, says the health center has never been operational since it was built.

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Lokiru Mark Lotyang, a member of the village health team asks government to find means of putting the health centre into use. 

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Rose Kalibin Lakala, a resident of Nariamawe Central village says mothers find it difficult to access maternal health services in the area. 

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Dr. Narif Nalibe, the Kaabong District Health Officer, acknowledges the concerns of residents, saying they will work on the facility in the next financial year.

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