LIRA. Residents of Lira District have received medical equipment and supplies worth Shs20m from International Planned Parenthood Federation.
The medical equipment and supplies include computers, examination beds, surgical gloves, syringes, hibitane, jik, cotton wool and sanitary pads. The donation channelled through Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) is part of the wider interventions under “closing the gap” project, targeting integrated sexual and reproductive health services delivery. Under the project, residents will benefit from post-abortion care services, HIV counselling and testing, diagnosis, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. Vaccination for hepatitis B, which has become rampant in Lango sub-region will also be catered for under the three-year project.
The target group
Many people in remote villages in Lango sub-region have difficulty accessing medical care.
Speaking at the hand over function, the in-charge of Reproductive Health Uganda Lira branch, Mr Geoffrey Lapat, said: “Today, we have handed over equipment to our partner FICRD in an attempt to help them scale up services provision to the communities.”
Mr Lapat urged FICRD to utilise the donation to close the gap in the provision of efficient and effective healthcare service.
FICRD’s executive director, Mr Moses Ogwang Adonyo, also Lira LC5 councilor representing Adekokwok Sub-county, said the donation will help his organisation provide quality services to the communities in the catchment area of the project.