Northern Uganda Health centers are not fenced

Posted on August 6, 2012 
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Transparency International Uganda

(ICT for health service Delivery)

Health centers not fenced in Northern Uganda


This health center has one of the highest patients’ turnover, majority of these patients are always women and children from neighboring villages and sub counties, over 100 patients are attended to on a daily basis excluding HIV ADIS patients who report to the facility for counseling and accessibility to ARV drugs. Most of the facilities in Northern Uganda are not fenced, as a challenge the health facilities have lost items like mosquito nets, drugs, blankets and furniture because there is easy escape from these facilities. The work of the watchmen is made more difficult considering that there is no specific check point that can be put in place. Information form most health centers in-charges indicates that each year the district health offices have always given priority of fencing some of the health centers but nothing has yet been done. Transparency International Uganda have been tasked to follow up on at district level to task top leadership to take up actions in regards to these facilities need for fencing which has always been promised but nothing practical is seen on the ground


One Response to “Northern Uganda Health centers are not fenced”

  1.  Eric Sserwanga on May 3rd, 2016 7:51 am

    Youth Action Foundation Uganda carried out the Health Facility Quality of Care Assessment Project in Central Uganda.About 99.9 of the health facilities visited did not have adequate fencing. Yes. The study also found that lack of fencing of various health facilities had a close relationship with the prevailing Maternal mortality in Uganda. As a project we wish to liase with like minded agencies to fence health facilities in Uganda.

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