Ministry of Health in partnership with MTN Foundation and UNFPA Uganda have this morning unveiled plans to improve service delivery of Maternity Services at Health Centre IVs in Uganda.
MTN Foundation has earmarked a total of UGX 1.33 billion for refurbishment and equipping of theatres and labour wards of five Health Centre IVs across the country.
The 5 Health facilities include: Kawempe National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Muyembe HC IV in Bulambuli district, Pakwach HC IV in Pakwach district, Kalangala HC IV in Kalangala district and Karugutu HC IV in Ntoroko district.
Speaking at the press briefing, Minister of Health, Hon. Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said “This investment towards improving health infrastructure and supplies, including lifesaving medicines and equipment will enhance the provision of quality services and subsequently contribute to the reduction of maternal and newborn morbidities and mortalities.”
“We appreciate MTN Uganda and UNFPA Uganda for the support towards refurbishing the neonatal and postnatal units of Kawempe Hospital and refurbishment of the 4 health center IVs,” Dr Jane Aceng said.
The General Manager Corporate Services at MTN Uganda, Ms. Enid Edroma noted that funds for this investment, UGX 600M is part of the proceeds from MTN Kampala Marathon 2018, the other half is a top up from the MTN Foundation.We expect to make more investment towards this cause with proceeds from the 2019 edition of MTN Marathon.
“Your entry into this world is because of a mother. It is important to give both you and the mother quality services so she can raise a healthy baby and be healthy herself,” Ms Edroma said.
The UNFPA Country representative, Alain Sibenaler commended the leadership of the Ministry of Health for the efforts in championing the fight against Maternal Mortality in Uganda.