Govt, Spotlight on Africa, train Mbale VHTs on managing common ailments

the United Kingdom visiting team of Spotlight Africa, and Steven Masiga, the chairman of the health facility alongside Mbale Industrial Division RCC, Mr Hamuza Banga.

Mbale, (UG):- The Government of Uganda in partnership with Spotlight Africa has trained over 250 village health teams (VHT) in the industrial division, Mbale City under Bukasajja Health Centre. 

Spotlight Africa is a foreign NGO committed to addressing areas of high maternal mortality rates among low-income communities in Mbale city, other areas of intervention are the treatment of common ailments such as malaria, TB and cholera among others 

The chairman of Bukasajja Health Centre IV, Mr Steven Masiga pledged to encourage community members to make use of the Health facility. At the same time, the RCC Mbale City Industrial Division Mr Hamuza Banga said the Government has well equipped him to monitor all Government programs having received a brand new double cabin pickup. 

Spotlight Africa founders were in the country to assess the state of their projects, other community interventions undertaken include the provision of safe drinking water, where thousands of boreholes have been drilled, education services and ICT skills among others.

The Tomos Rees family reminisced on how they were looking for the poorest community around 2009, in the city of Mbale which had the poorest people who needed their intervention. Many of the people benefiting from their projects include internally displaced persons who ran away from the Lord’s Resistance Army and the Karamojongs who settled in Namatala.

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The Health facility serves the Districts of Budaka, Mbale DLG, Mbale City and Butaleja DLG 

The city council recently constituted a health management committee to help in the management of the health facility, the committee is a statutory committee provided for under the Health Management Guidelines 2019 and the chairperson is Steven Masiga leading a team of about 11 members.

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Mr Okotol the executive director of Uganda Chapter promised continuous collaborations with the funders of Spotlight Africa and thanked them immensely for the good gesture. 

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