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Inside Mulago Hospital’s sh91.5b maternal health centre

By Violet Nabatanzi

Added 4th July 2018 12:35 PM

This will be the first public health facility providing fertility-related services

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This will be the first public health facility providing fertility-related services

Mulago National Referral Hospital’s state of the art national maternal and neonatal referral centre that cost $34.14m (about sh91.5b) will open its doors to the public in July.

The centre whose construction began in 2013, will offer specialised treatment for high-risk antenatal care, delivery and postnatal services, gynaecology services, focusing on obstetric fistula.

ulago ospitals nock usaasira touring the new specialised maternal and neonatal center hoto by ary ansiimeMulago Hospital’s Enock Kusaasira touring the new specialised maternal and neonatal center. Photo by Mary Kansiime

 

rabs ontractors arek ldakdoky left giving t usaasira a tour of the center hoto by ary ansiimeArabs Contractors’ Tarek Eldakdoky (left) giving t Kusaasira a tour of the center. Photo by Mary Kansiime

 

Speaking to New Vision Mulago’s spokesperson Enock Kusasira said it will also handle cancers of the female reproductive system including ovarian cancer, uterine, endometrial, cervical, and vulvar cancer.

Other services to be offered include neonatal services and In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). The IVF is a process that increases the efficiency of human reproduction, which is often not efficient naturally.

 

 

This will be the first public health facility providing fertility-related services. In Uganda, fertility services are expensive; one has to pay between sh10m and sh20m to access such services in private health facilities.

According to statistics, about 10-15% of the couples in Uganda cannot have children due to infertility.

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