UNICEF Donates Equipment to Kabale District



In a bid to improve health care service delivery for children in the Greater Kabale area, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has donated 10 computers to selected health centres.

According to Chris Kasaija, an official from the UNICEF Child Survival program, the organisation has embarked on a strategy to reduce infant mortality rates in Uganda. He said that if health workers embrace this technological measure, children health will be guaranteed in the region.

“A month ago, colleagues from Kabale were trained in caring for Children development and the integrated management of childhood illness. The World Health Organisation and UNICEF developed this tool to reduce infant mortality rates,” said Kasaija.

He added that through this tool health workers will be able to receive tips on how to handle illnesses that affect children in communities.

Kasaija noted that health workers will be empowered to interact with parents about better child health care.

While receiving the laptops at Kabale district headquarters on Monday, Patrick Besigye Keihwa asked beneficiaries to put the gadgets to good use so as to benefit the general sector.

“These are public gadgets we do not expect anyone to personalise them. We would like health workers at the centres where they will be placed to allow other health practitioners in their neighbourhood to access them for the benefit of all people in the communities,” he said.

At the same function, the district also received 2 motorcycles from the Global Fund to help in the transportation of Tuber Closis and HIV/AIDS samples from rural areas to bigger Health units. More 2 motorcycles were also received from Uganda Health Supply Chain to boost service delivery in the sector.

Immaculate Mandela, the acting Kabale district health officer noted that with the arrival of laptops and motorcycles, the district shall be celebrating an improved health service delivery soon.

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