United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has donated 10 computers to selected Health Centre IVs in the Greater Kabale district in a bid to improve children’s health care.
Chris Kasaija, an official from the UNICEF Child Survival Program, says the donation is part of the organization’s strategy to reduce infant mortality rates in Uganda.
He said that if health workers embrace this technological measure, better children health care will be guaranteed in the region.
“A month ago, colleagues from Kabale were trained in caring for Children development and the integrated management of childhood illness.
The World Health Organization and UNICEF developed this tool to reduce infant mortality rates,” said Kasaija.
He added that through this tool health workers will be able to receive tips on how to handle illnesses that affect children in their communities.
Kasaija noted that health workers will be empowered to interact with parents about better child health care.
While receiving the laptops at Kabale district headquarters on Monday, Patrick Besigye Keihwa the Kabale LC5 chairman asked beneficiaries to put the gadgets to good use.
“These are public gadgets; we do not expect anyone to personalize them. We would like health workers at the centres where they will be placed to allow other health practitioners in their neighbourhood to access them for the benefit of all people in the communities,” he said.
At the same function, the district also received 2 motorcycles from the Global Fund to help in the transportation of Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS samples from rural areas to bigger Health units.
2 more motorcycles were also received from Uganda Health Supply Chain to boost service delivery in the sector.