Korea Donates seven new Ambulances to support Maternity ward in Uganda

Ministry of Health receiving a Fleet of ambulances boosted with additional 7 from WHO Uganda.

Korea Donates Ambulances to support Maternity ward in Uganda

The Ministry of Health has received seven new ambulances from the Korean government to further support maternal health in selected five districts in the Busoga sub-region.

These districts include: Bugiri, Buyende, Iganga, Kamuli and Mayuge districts.

The director of health services curative, Charles Olaro says it will enhance response to emergencies in a region relatively with higher cases of maternal mortality.

He said systems are in place for the effective management of the equipment installed with trackers, planned for installation in all the fleets under the control of the ministry

The ambulances worth over Shs 1.2 billion will help reduce delay in accessing and receiving timely health care services as well as building the systems to improve the quality of healthcare in the region.

The WHO country Representative, Yonas Tegegn said that maternal adolescence and child health indicators were not good in the region.

He explained that reproductive health morbidities and mortality are high in Uganda and they have been so for a long time.

Dr Diana Atwine, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health expressed her gratitude towards WHO and other partners that have continuously supported the health sector during the past years.

Charles Olaro, the director of Health Services Curative, said the donation will enhance response to emergencies in a region relatively with higher cases of maternal mortality.

He said systems are in place for the effective management of the equipment installed with trackers, planned for installation in all the fleets under the control of the Ministry.