UNFPA donates reproductive health equipment to Uganda


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Tuesday donated reproductive health supplies and equipment worth 772,000 U.S. dollars to the Ugandan government. UNFPA
The life-saving equipment and supplies will enhance the capacity of 95 five health centers in the eight districts of Gulu, Arua, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Bundibudyo, Abim, Amudat and Kitgum.
The equipment include delivery beds and sets, Caesarian section sets, sterilization machines, weighing scales, incubators, theater equipment including operating tables, theater lights, anesthetic machines and family planning equipment like vasectomy.
“This equipment is a significant action towards saving the lives of mothers and their babies in this country. Every action, big or small, that is taken to promote access to reproductive and maternal health is of utmost value as long as it is done right,” Esperance Fundira, UNFPA Country Representative said in a statement issued here.
UNFPA in March this year procured an assortment of medical equipment for Mulago National Referral Hospital and other health units in eight districts.
Fundira said while Uganda is making strides to save lives of mothers and babies more effort is needed.
“This year in September is the Millennium Development Goals deadline. We have an opportunity in the next 250 remaining days to scale-up interventions that we know can save the lives of women and newborns,” she said. Enditem

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