Korea gov’t donates 5 vehicles, trucks towards improvement of maternal, child services


Group photo of both officials from KOICA and ministry of health during the hand over ceremony. Photo by Ronald Kabuye

By Ronald Kabuye
In abide to further strengthen maternal and child health in Iganga and Kamuli districts, the government of Korea through its agency Korea International Cooperation Agency KOICA has donated two vehicles and three trucks towards the same cause.
KOICA on Tuesday morning handed over to the ministry of health two administrative vehicles follow up the implementation program, a food truck to facilitate nutrition outreach program, film truck for promotion of health care services, freezer truck for transportation and storage of medical supplies.
While receiving the donation on behalf of the permanent secretary, Dr. David Katabalwa the principal administrative secretary in the ministry of health said that the donation has closed the three year project which has seen over 640 health officers trained in  customer care and maternal and child health and 210 secondary school teachers trained in adolescent sexuality and reproductive health.

Some of the trucks donated by KOICA parked at MOH headquarters. Photo Ronald Kabuye

He has applauded KOICA for their continuous support.
“The trucks received shall enable ministry of health strengthen community health and primary health care services having launched a paradigm shift from curative to preventive health care services as means of effectively utilizing the available resources; human, capital and financial.” said Katabalwa.
The project director in KOICA Kim Sangchui revealed that the closed three year project costed them 3.3 million United States dollars.
He also pledged to continue supporting the health sector in Uganda.


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