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RESHAPING HEALTH CARE IN KIGEZI REGION, MINISTER OF HEALTH SAYS TERRAIN MAKES IT UNIQUE AREA THAT NEEDS SPECIAL FUNDING.



Minister of Health, Hon. Dr Jane Ruth Aceng and State Minister for Finance, Hon.David Bahati together with teams from Ministry of Health cross Lake Bunyonyi to assess Kitooma HC in Rubaya subcounty in Kabale District.

The Minister of Health, Hon Dr Ruth Jane Aceng, has described Kigezi region as a unique area that needs special funding which will build a resilient healthcare that can serve people in the mountainous region. Going up the mountain and down the valleys makes people suffer than other communities in Uganda.

“While in Kanungu district I imagined how people go through a difficult terrain to get the much needed health services. Kisoro District has beautiful mountains but equally disadvantaged”.

Aceng said we observed that most health facilities are not in good state to handle the population in the region, they need to be worked on as soon as possible.

“Kambuga hospital needs more support as we improve infrastructure in the region, human resource needs to be addressed, motivation of staff and improving their skills”.

The Minister warned political leaders to avoid friction with health workers in their districts. Its difficult to get enough staff in districts.

“I have 47,000 health workers that are needed to serve 42 million people, appreciate them because once they shun an area its hard to bring others. Other areas where staff are appreciated will take them”.

Hon Ruth Aceng thanked Hon David Bahati and Chris Baryomunsi for escorting her in their region.

“We want your leaders to support us in cabinet and parliament as we push to make sure government provides special funding to improve health services in the region”.

Hon David Bahati joined me and Ministry of Health top management staff as we embark on tour of some of the health facilities such as Kitooma Health Center in Rubaya subcounty located across the serene Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale District.

Experiencing what our communities encounter first hand is important for us as a sector to enable us plan and iron out challenges to access in health services in the most hard to reach areas.

State Minister of Finance in-charge of Planning , Hon David Bahati says he is more than convinced that lower health centers need to be operationalized.

“We can get a loan to help upgrade the lower health centers because our economy has grown. Health is wealth”, Bahati said.

Bahati thanked Hon Ruth Aceng for visiting remote areas in Kigezi region that borders with other two countries, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

 Hon David Bahati joined me and Ministry of Health top management staff as we embark on tour of some of the health facilities such as Kitooma Health Center in Rubaya subcounty located across the serene Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale District.
Experiencing what our communities encounter first hand is important for us as a sector to enable us plan and iron out challenges to access in health services in the most hard to reach areas.

The teams also visited other health facilities in the Kigezi sub region (Rukungiri, Kanungu, Kisoro, Rubanda, Rukiga and Kabale districts) to evaluate health service delivery in line with Government’s policy, identify areas of improvement and address bottlenecks hampering service delivery

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