Gov’t, other partners stand for maternal health in Busoga
Written by David Gwenyemera on October 11, 2021
Government with support from Korea through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a five-year project to improve maternal, child and adolescent health services in select districts in the Busoga sub-region.
It is a joint project, with the financial support of $10 million dollars, ($9 million from KOICA and $1 million from WHO), and will be implemented in the districts of Bugiri, Buyende, Iganga, Kamuli and Mayuge.
Ha Byung-Kyoo, the Korean ambassador in Uganda appreciates the cooperation from the government of Uganda and WHO, expressing commitment for support from the republic of Korea.
The WHO representative to Uganda, Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, says the project will be implemented in line with WHO Country cooperation strategy 4, which includes strengthening the multisectoral approach to address reproductive, maternal, new-born, child, and adolescent health and the social and environmental determinants of health.
The state minister of Health in Charge of Primary Health Care, Margaret Muhanga said the project is timely in supporting the government’s commitment to end preventable maternal, new-born, child, and adolescent deaths.