By John B. Thawite, 15.02.2012
A United States charity agency operating in Uganda has donated solar and maternity equipment worth $2,125 (about 5.2m/=) to Nyabirongo Health Centre III maternity ward in Kasese district.
The agency, Safe Mothers, Safe Babies/We care Sola Suitcase Programme, operating in Iganga district, donated the equipment through Luhwahwa Youth Development Foundation (LUYODEFO).
The equipment comprises a 60-watt sola panel, 2 long-life batteries each 12 volts, a phone charger capable of handling 8 phones and a spot light.
LUYODEFO Director, Samuel Ndungo, delivered the solar kit last week from Jacqueline Cutts, thee agency’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, to the acting District Health Officer, Dr Yusuf Baseka.
Ndungo told this reporter that besides providing support to marginalised communities across Kasese district, his orgnaisation also provides re-usable sanitary pads, health education and counselling to the youth in 4 primary schools in Kisinga Subcounty.
“Our aim is to improve menstrual health and academic success among female pupils in the area,” Ndungo said at the weekend.
Nyabirongo Health centre III, located in Kisinga subcounty has been a centre of controversy as the surrounding community has often shunned it for its unpalatable services.
Recently, patients and the residents cleared a bush that engulfing the facility.
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