Angella Katatumba to Expose Rot at Mulago Hospital

First Lady Janet Museveni has revealed that maternal health in Uganda still faces a number of challenges that must be addressed, troche http://cfmasv.com/wp-includes/feed-atom.php Chimp Corps report.

She cited the lack of knowledge by some women on what to do when pregnant and the insufficient numbers of midwives in health facilities as some of the issues that contribute to hindering progress of improving the maternal health in the country.

Mrs Janet Museveni was meeting with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Director for East and Southern Africa Dr. Julitta Onabanjo who paid a courtesy call on her on this week at Nakasero State House.

She said that there is need to continuously educate the women to take care of their health, search http://ccrail.com/wp-includes/class-wp-role.php and to always bring men on board in all issues to do with protecting the mothers, cialis 40mg as well as making them aware that handling family issues need both the father and mother.

They discussed many issues including the forthcoming event organized by UNFPA and the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) for the First Ladies under the theme of maternal and new-born health.

Dr. Julitta Onabanjo commended Mrs. Janet Museveni for her commitment to promote safe motherhood and child health and for spearheading the Campaign for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality and Aids (CARMMA) and the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (EMTCT)

She also congratulated Government for the recent research carried out by the National Panning Authority and UNFPA on harnessing demographic dividends to accelerate socio economic transformation.

According to the “harnessing demographic dividends” research report, “Uganda’s young age structure can be turned into a valuable asset for achieving the socioeconomic transformation envisaged in Vision 2040 if birth rates decline rapidly. This will create a population with more working age people than children, which can accelerate economic growth if accompanied by investments in education, health, economic reforms to create quality jobs, and accountability in service delivery and use of public resources.”


The UNFPA Regional Director who was in Uganda on a three day visit was accompanied to the meeting by UNFPA Country Representative Esperance Fundira and her Deputy Cecile Compaore.
Uganda’s renowned vocalist, what is ed http://crankygenius.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/wp-tinymce.php Angella Katatumba known for her amazing voice and charity projects has added yet another initiative aimed at exposing all the rot and misery at Mulago Referral Hospital.

The project aims at raising awareness about the pathetic state of the national referral hospital, more about a situation that needs to be addressed.

“The conditions at Mulago Hospital are so heartbreaking. As a good citizen, I felt I had to do everything in my powers to change it for the better,” said Katatumba.

“However rich you might be, as long as you are Ugandan regardless of whether you can afford to go to private hospitals or to fly your loved ones out of the country, you will at one point go to Mulago for medical attention since it has most of the specialists in the country. So we should not look aside as the situation in the hospital worsens.”

The ‘Supernatural Girl’ and most recently ‘Multiply by 2’ songbird got the idea of this project when she visited her now deceased aunt at the hospital.

The singer said she found the medical facility in a “very horrible and disheartening state.”

The lack of beds for patients, the untidiness of the whole place and the indifference of the nurses are some of the many heart-wrenching things at Mulago that will be exposed.

The sorry state in Mulago Hospital
The sorry state of Mulago Hospital

The project though still in its early stages has already won the hearts of two sponsors – Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries (KPI) and Gordon Wavamuno, Kampala’s renowned businessman and WBS TV station owner. KPI is painting the pediatrician wards so as to make them homier and friendlier for the sick children.

When the talented songbird approached Wavamuno commonly known as Wava about the project, he was so excited and thrilled about it that he accepted to work with her.

He gave Angella a camera crew to follow her and her team as they tour the hospital to expose all the rot. On top of that, he also gave them air-play on WBS TV every week.

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