Government Vows to Improve Healthcare in Refugee Hosting Districts

State Minister for Primary Health Care Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu has reiterated Government’s commitment to scale up healthcare in refugee hosting districts.

“We shall be scaling up reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health services for host and refugee communities in West Nile” Dr. Kaducu said.

The Minister was speaking on Thursday at a Joint Annual Health Regional performance review meeting from Pakwach district.

‘’This is a center stage in health, and is a call to the required high level of commitment for good standards of work,” she said.

According to the Minister, health   infrastructure, reducing teenage pregnancy, tackling adolescent health, Malaria and other disease outbreaks are some of the priorities of Government in the region for a healthy population that can transform society.

The Joint Health Regional meeting was organized by AVSI Foundation Uganda with support from UNICEF who are all working in the refugee hosting districts.

According to the latest statistics from the Office of the Prime Minister, there are about 1.3 million refugees living in Uganda with the majority coming from South-Sudan

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