October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020

ChildFund Uganda Supports 94 Health Facilities With PPEs

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By Andrew Visper realmusisilwanga@gmail.com

ChildFund Uganda with support from ChildFund Korea has donated personal protective equipment PPEs worth UGX 220million shillings aimed at equipping 94 health facilities, that’s 16 HC IVs, 36 HC IIIs, and 42 HC IIs within areas of ChildFund operations.

According to Brenda Asiimwe the communications officer ChildFund Uganda, the items to be supplied include; 55,000 pieces of disposable medical facemask, 1409 pieces of plastic aprons, 400 pair of heavy duty gloves , 50,000 pairs of examination gloves, 30,000 pairs sterile gloves, 509 pair of gum boots, 300 pieces of eye Google’s, 1000 bottles of Jik (750 mls little and 1200 bottles of hand sanitizers (1 liter)

“this is aimed at acting has buffer stocks for a period of approximately three months. The availability and use of these items will ensure the protection of both health workers and clients limiting the potential of cross infections between health workers and clients” Said Brenda before off flagging donations.

Dr. Charles Luwaga the program director ChildFund Uganda Said that we feel it’s very important that we support the health workers that we work with by supporting them with PPEs.

“We are working with VHTs and supporting them to distribute messages within their area of community and residence such that cases do not increased. we give them also their PPEs such that they are able to spread the gospel of Covid-19 pandemic” Said Dr. Luwaga.

The country director ChildFund Uganda Moses Otai said that health worker’s force should  access the PPEs so that they are able to deliver all the services to the communities, children and respond to the situation that was created by Covid-19 and as they mobilize more funding from Korea through their alliance member ‘the ChildFund Korea.

“Today we are flagging off this support for distribution however this will not be the end of our contribution to the ministry in terms of ensuring PLEs in health workers force, right from the course of lockdown we have been able to extend assistant to 29000 households with about UGX 2 billion shillings and each household received cash 50,000-100,000 both in village and towns to ensure that they had basic supplies in households in terms food relief” Said Otai adding that they will continue ensure that children receive learning materials targeting to those children’s that are out of school.

Dr. Charles Olaro director clinical and curative services ministry of health who witnessed the  flagging off of the PPEs said that the effects of Covid-19 are so many thus appealing for more support

He adds that it’s a two way both the health worker’s and clients protected at particular time health workers are examples within health facilities we should be seen this not the transmitter of infection to the clients of from the client, otherwise the mother’s and children will run away from health facilities.

 “We are working with VHTs and supporting them to distribute massage within their area of community and residence such that cases doesn’t increased, we give them also their PPEs such that they able to spread the gospel of Covid-19 pandemic” Said Dr. Luwaga.
The country director ChildFund Uganda Moses Otai said that health worker’s force ensure to access the PPEs so that they able to deliver all the services to the communities, to the children and respond to the situation that created by Covid-19 and we mobilize funding from Korea through our alliance member ‘the ChildFund Korea’ and will be able to receive funding of up to UGX 220miillion and we put all that money to the procurement of PLEs to be distracted to 94 health facilities in operational areas of ChildFund which includes, central region, Eastern region and northern region and targed facilities are beginning from District hospitals.
“Today we are flagging off this support to be distracted however this will not be end to our contribution to the ministry in terms of ensuring PLEs in health workers force, right from the course of lockdown were able to extend assistant to 29000 households with about UGX 2 billion shillings and each household received cash 50,000-100,000 both in village and towns to ensure that they had besic supplies in households in terms food relief” Said Otai adding that were to continue ensure that children’s receiving learning materials targeting to those children’s that out side school and looking bfor over 22000 children’s” Said Otai
Dr. Charles Olaro director clinical and curative services ministry of health who witnessed and after flagged off the PPEs said that the effects of Covid-19 still unknown since people recovered some are lost test they can’t smell food and even if you buy perfume you can’t get any test and it’s a news thing that we come to realised. Right now health facilities are rakiy more than normally do because of Covid-19 and require more support.
“Population Reports indicates that almost 54% is between the age of 0-14years, 78% is below 30years, So we need to look at population and if parents are nit well off. Covid-19 changed as we are approaching various challenges in the country and presenting us even new opportunities in order to transform our health sector because it’s nit all about targeting Covid-19 but it’s more beyond to improve for all disease fir the long term aspect” Said Dr. Olaro
He adds that any investment for government and partners puts in money is really for a long term aspect both in village and cities, we need to provide health delivery, in the mine time social distancing and need to reduce human contact and Government and MoH will explore and strengthen health system be more serious even if Covid-19 ends however Government can’t do it on it’s own, needs partnership support.
The targeting facilities to receive PPEs have been close working relationship with ChildFund Uganda, the eight implementing partners include, acholi child and family program, Busia area communities federation, Jinja area communities federation, Masindi child development federation, Lango child and community development federation, community efforts for child empowerment, Partner for children worldwide and Mbale area federation of communities.
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