Monday, December 2, 2013

White Ribbon Alliance Members in Kabale Petition District Speaker over Low Status of Emergency Obstetric Care in the District

Members pose for a photo after presenting and handover a petition to Hon. Twinomuhangi Pastoli, Kabale District Council Speaker at his office.

By Robert Muhereza
WRA Kigezi, Media coordinator

Today December 2, 2013 White Ribbon Alliance Uganda-Kabale district and community members joined by district councilors petitioned the District Speaker Hon. Twinomuhangi Pastoli on the LOW STATUS OF EMERGENCY OBSTETRIC AND NEWBORN CARE SERVICES IN KABALE HEALTH CENTRES IV AND III. After the damning findings of the health facility assessment of emergency obstetric care status conducted by White Ribbon Alliance, District Health Office, community members and leaders, members are asking their district council and leadership to prioritize funding for EmONC in FY 2014/15.  The Speaker pledged to table the petition before the district council for discussion and consideration of the issues contained in the petition.

Members will meet the district Standing Committee of Health to discuss further and advocate for prioritization of making theaters at HC IVs function. All the 7 health centre IVs of Kabale do not provide C-sections and blood transfusion due to lack of medical officers. 

Join WRA advocacy campaign in Kabale to Save the lives of many pregant women in Kabale- #ActNowToSaveMothers 

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