Rotary Club of Kampala Central Refurbishes Maternity Ward of Kumi’s Freda Hospital

Health care delivery is constantly changing and it is aimed at reducing mortality rate and death of mothers during birth. Some mothers have lost their lives and children due to lack of access to the maternity ward or health facility. We have had cases of mothers giving birth in their homes or by a traditional doctor due to lack of access to a health facility and maternity ward.

Freda Hospital’s old maternity ward

On Saturday 31st August the Rotary club of Kampala Central commissioned a newly built theater and maternity ward at Ngora Freda CARR Hospital in Kumi District, Uganda.

The RT. Hon. Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda Jacob Oulanya officiated the opening of the refurbished building.

The facility was refurbished and equipped together with the Rotary club of Reading Matins, Rotary club of Cardiff West, Reading Abbey, Harpenden Village Marlow, Marlow Thames, Reading Maiden Erlegh and Thanet in the UK.

Freda Hospital’s new incubator

A World health organisation report indicated that about 830 women die from pregnancy or childbirth related complications around the world every day. In 2015, it was estimated that roughly 303,000 women died during and following pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low resource settings which could have been prevented.

In sub-Saharan Africa a number of countries halved their levels of maternal mortality since 1990. Between 1990 and 2015, the global maternal mortality ratio (the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births) declined by only 2.3% per year.

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