The nurses are attending the nationwide training ahead of the age-wide national Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign which is due to run from the October 16-20 targeting children older than 9 months to under 15 years of age. At the same time, a booster dose of oral polio vaccine will be given to all children younger than five years of age.
Mpakibi Investments was contracted by Luuka district local government to rehabilitate the maternity ward and outpatient department. However, they were paid 4 million shillings and are demanding 12 million shillings.
Records at the health facility show that an average of 16 women who are registered for labor are referred to Jinja regional referral hospital due to lack of enough light to offer them proper maternal care.
Nuliyati Nabiwunde, the Principal Labor Officer, Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development says the Ministry is formulating a Maternity Protection Package in addition to the already existing parenting guidelines that will have a provision on breastfeeding for working mothers and what they should have in place at their workplaces to enable them to work and at various intervals check on their babies.
The event which has drawn multitudes to Kampala over the last seven years was reportedly started to celebrate culture, innovation, unity and social life. It also offered an opportunity to companies, traders and organizations to showcase and market their products.
Dr. Wamasebu Gideon, the Manafwa District Health Officer, says the Ministry guidelines on the grants are clear. He said the ministry allocated the money with specific guidelines to upgrade Bukimanayi to a Health center III.