Kabarole Chairman Asks American Donors To Invest In Adolescents HIV Advocacy Programs.
By MORIS MUMBERE,
KABAROLE: The District chairman Kabarole Mr.Rwabuhinga Richard has appealed to the American donors to change their health strategic plans and intervene in advocating for promoting HIV /AIDS campaigns and Reproductive Health among the adolescents.
He was speaking in a meeting with Baylor Uganda after delivering hospital items that included beds, bed sheets, incubators, needles, gloves among others to Kibiito health centre IV in Bunyangabu ,Kabarole district on Monday.
The items were donated to Baylor through the American Foundation for Children with HIV/AIDS.
Mr.Rwabuhinga was very grateful for the American people especially Baylor for their intervention in health centers’ infrastructure development and Saving Mothers Giving life program of facilitating the expectant mothers bringing hope to them.
He however, observes that much as they have tried to save children born without HIV during delivery, these children become very active in their transition period of adolescence and there is no program designed to target such youths.
The district chairman asked Baylor Uganda and other partners to design health programs that target and advocate for the sexual active adolescents who are at risk of acquiring the deadly HIV/AIDS.
Rwabuhinga observed that the partnership with Baylor Uganda has contributed to improved health care and service delivery.
The Executive Director American Foundation for Children with HIV madam Tanya Weaver revealed that their intervention is aimed at caring for mothers and ensuring better health for children.
She disclosed that she was grateful to the staff Kibiito and the district leadership who are committed and hardworking serving the rural mothers tirelessly something she said is encouraging. Madam Weaver revealed that when she visited Kibiito health centre IV facility she was shocked to find it empty prompting her to mobilize support to equip it.
Dr.Robert Biija the facility In-charge said that following the improved services many mothers drawn from Kasese,Kamwenge and Kabarole flock the facility demanding for better maternal health services noting that the number of mothers delivering monthly has increased to 200 from 17.
Mr.Perez Mwebesa the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer ACAO Bunyangabu county demanded the partners to provide a general ward so that other members of the publ