At Lira main market, hand washing points have been installed at all main entrances but lack water, the traders and other people accessing the market do not wear masks. The situation is similar in other places like shops and supermarkets and the parks.
Acam also notes that the hospital also struggles with lack of sundries that are used in the management of fistula and that they also don’t have a specialized surgeon noting that they have to source for one from Kitovu Hospital, Soroti and Busitema Universities. Specialized Hospital.
Now aged 35, Chemutai who hails from Kween district in the Sebei sub-region, says she had her first child at 14. But after giving birth to four children, her husband forced her to undergo mutilation, a practice that eventually left her with permanent damage, enduring a traumatic birth thereafter, and a fistula she has lived with for the last eight years.
That grim estimate features in a new WHO working paper based on the 3.45 million coronavirus-related deaths reported globally to the UN health agency up to May; a figure that WHO said may well be at least 60 per cent lower than the actual number of victims.