November 18, 2022 11:45 am
The welfare and the future of our communities depend on our capacity to remain mobilised so as to improve the health of every mother and child. Every child deserves a healthy start in life, and every mother needs access to quality healthcare during pregnancy and childbirth.
The birth of a child should be a time for celebration however for many women around the world it is a time of fear. According to the World Health Organisation, Maternal health remains a staggering challenge most especially in developing countries in the world more than 800 women die every day due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth. The good news is that majority of these deaths can be prevented when mothers and children have the right resources and care.
Causes include but not limited to long distances to reach the health facility, understaffed, poor structure/ congested / under equipped health centres over whelming numbers of pregnant mothers and high levels of poverty which risks the life of mother and child. It is on this that PaCT under her strategic objective “Improved Maternal and Infant Health” has continued to establish national and international partnerships to save mothers and children by constructing and equipping Maternity wards for the needy Health centre III to support the community effectively.
On Friday 13th May, Kikandwa Sub County was filled with jubilations as the Prime minister of Uganda Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja unveiled a maternity ward that was constructed by PaCT with support from Andrew and Sarah Dodd at Kikandwa HC III to improve service delivery to mothers and children. The maternity ward was equipped and handed over to Mityana District Local Government and expected to benefit at least 500 mothers annually.
Kikandwa HC III Maternity Ward becomes the fourth maternity ward to be constructed by PaCT adding to the list of the previously constructed Maternity Wards of Dodd Kalangaalo Maternity Ward, Mpenja HC III Maternity Ward and St. Mark Rwamashengero Maternity Ward.