Deliveries at health facilities in Bulambuli district still remain low despite efforts to sensitise expectant mothers.
By Mary Kigo
Deliveries at health facilities in Bulambuli district still remain low despite efforts to sensitise expectant mothers on the dangers of giving birth under the supervision of unskilled birth attendants.
Stephen Waniala, the in-charge of maternal and child health at Muyembe Health Centre IV in Bulambuli, said out of about 300 expectant mothers who seek antenatal care at the facility, only 50 deliver at the centre.
“We need to help our mothers understand that delivering at health centres, where they will be assisted by skilled midwives, is good for their health and that of their unborn babies,” Waniala said recently.
He, however, urged health centres to improve their structures so that health workers can offer better services.
Waniala urged the Government to construct more maternity wards and to recruit more midwives for the district. “Between four and five expectant mothers share a room that should accommodate only two mothers.
The district has seven midwives, who are overloaded with work,” he said.
Bulambuli mothers shun health centres