Mubende District on Merternal health

Mubende 17th.March 2015: In a bid to reduce child and maternal deaths in Mubende district stakeholders have designed a new campaign code named maternal death campaign to alleviate the risks mothers undergo during delivery in all healthy facilities in the district.
Many expectant mothers across the district die as a result of obstructed labour and failure to get caesarean section operations according to the recent report on maternal death in Uganda which ranked Mubende one of the most poorly performing districts among Bukwo, Nakapiripirit, Kamuli, Buliisa, Masindi, Adjuman, Amuria and Kaabong.
The indicators used included the number of health units across the district, outpatients returns submitted to the health ministry, children less than one year who received three DPT doses, and the total health units out-patient department utilised per person.
In a bid to put this to rest stakeholders including district officials, members of parliament and civil society organisations have resolved to initiate a select committee to find possible solutions to bring the number down. The committee is to draw a work plan and a concept paper that will be used to pressure the government increase the number of mid wives and health workers in the health facilities in Mubende and having them paid well.
In this new campaign the district officials are to use air waves to transform the community about this scourge, make a formal application to UMEME to have power available 24hrs at Mubende regional referral hospital.
The Mubende woman Member of Parliament Benny Namugwanya said, the campaign is expected to come up with possible solutions with immediate effect and will have to do inspection in all health facilities across the district.


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