The construction of a
maternity ward at Abedober Health Center III in Kwania District has excited the residents.
Abedober Health Centre III was constructed in 1998 but lacked a maternity ward
which affected the provision of maternal health services in the area.
In March, the Japanese government gave 323 Million Shillings for
the construction of the maternity ward, latrine block and placenta pit.
Fukazawa Hidemoto, the Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, while commissioning the
project on Friday said that says the construction of the health centre was
supported by the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
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The Kwania Resident District Commissioner Canon Richard Ogwang Odyero believes
the intervention by the Japanese government will go a long way to supplement
government efforts in improving the quality of health services in the district.
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Catherine Okello, a resident of Abedober in Abongomola Sub County
expressed excitement at the new facility. She says they were walking long
distances to access antenatal services putting their lives at risk.
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Another resident Jilda Dai, says the new maternity ward will reduce surging
cases of child maternal deaths. Abedober Health Center III.
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Japanese Embassy in partnership with African countries through Tokyo
International Conference on African Development(TICAD) has so far funded
a total of 267 projects in Uganda since its initiation in 1992.
This is aimed at supplementing the countries efforts in boosting economic
growth and consolidating peace and good governance in Africa.