Thursday, November 24, 2016
Yotkom Maternal and Child Health services coming closer
Andrew and I (Anne) have been in Kitgum now for a few weeks. When we arrived we were happy to see our staff working well, the clinic clean and tidy and many of the policy and procedures that we have put in place being followed.
We have three visitors from Finland here helping us at the moment. Mariana is an architect who is completing her masters degree and together with Ivan ,an interior designer ,will draw up plans for building a future Child and Maternal health facility. Veronica works for a non for profit organisation
called (m4id) who are specialising in providing services for maternal facilities in resource poor settings.
So in the last week they have been busy running workshops and gathering information, interviewing women who have recently delivered, and visiting some of the current facilities available in Kitgum and an outlying village facility.
The needs in the maternity area here are great and the community have been asking us if we could provide a facility for them to receive quality and compassionate maternal services. The average Ugandan woman has 7 children so there is a substantial need for health services in this area.