Support Mulago Hospital and Improvement of Kampala Health Services
- Reference: P-UG-IB0-006
- Approval date: 06/07/2011
- Start date: 02/07/2012
- Appraisal Date: 25/03/2011
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: MINISTRY OF HEALTH
- Location: KAMPALA
The Improvement of the Kampala City Health Services Project (ie:Rehabilitation and Upgrading of Mulago National Referral Hospital and upgrading Health Centres (2) at Kawempe and Kirrudu to General Hospitals to decongest service demand at Mulago Hospital, capacity building, improvement of quality of care, particularity of urban health issues, etc. The project comprises three components as described below: "Component I: Expanded and improved public health services in Kampala: through this component, the project will contribute to the expansion and improvement of overall health services, resulting in decreased mortality and morbidity rates, particularly in women and children. "Component II: Revitalized Referral and Counter-referral Systems; through this component the project will support improvement of the referral system, including patient transportation, is identified as one of the priority interventions under the HSSIP III that this project will address; and "Component III: Capacity Development and Systems Strengthening: this component seeks to improve management and administration of health services with particular attention to the serious human resources crisis in the health sector which are priority interventions identified the HSSIP III.
To improve access to quality and affordable health care services for the population of the Kampala Metropolitan Area
Decongest and improve the quality of health services at Mulago National Referral Hospital and generally in the City of Kampala through a revitalized referral system and enhance service delivery capacities.
The project will have significant health and socio-economic impacts, as a result of improved access to quality health care for an estimated 3 million persons of whom an estimated 39% lives in poverty as the majority of this population is not economically active. Health indicators of concern in the country pertain to women and children. While child mortality is on the decline in Uganda, the maternal mortality rate is still high and estimated at 435 deaths per 100,000 live births. Improving and sustaining maternal and child health, as well as will require a continuum of services, including in particular, referral capacity for the management of complications. About 30% of households in Kampala are headed by women. Hence, the project is expected to benefit and empower women to a large extent, particularly in their role as heads of households, by addressing disparities in access to specialized health services.
JEHU-APPIAH Caroline - OSHD3