Light is critical to human functioning in that it allows us to see things and perform activities. However, Mary Baku, a midwife at Riki Health Centre III in Arua District, had to endure deliverying a number of mothers in darkness which, she says, also limited the amount of care she could give the mother. Now all lit up with solar energy, service delivery has greatly improved.
The 2016/2017 Annual Health Sector Performance Report also indicates the overall staffing gap of health workers in Uganda stands at 27 per cent.
Fortunately, government recently announced that they will recruit at least 15,000 O-Level leavers as community health extension workers to provide basic healthcare in villages in the next three years. The move is in line with the ministry’s initiative to promote its new healthcare delivery model that focuses more on disease prevention to decongest public hospitals and health facilities in rural areas.
Full article: Daily Monitor