Government launches project to improve maternal and child health

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The ministry of Health has launched a  new  project that it hopes will go a long way in improving reproductive maternal and child health services.

The US$ 140 million project, funded by Global Financing Facility (GFF), the Swedish Government and a loan from World Bank, is one of a kind aimed at linking finance to result for primary health care services.

The project aims to incentivise the district Health teams (DHTs) and Health centre’s IIIs and IVs to expand the provision of quality and co effective reproductive maternal and child health services.

Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the minister for health  expressed disappointment at the poor implementation of projects that concern service delivery at district level.

She cautioned local governments on quality output to ensure the project benefits women and children plus the country at large.

At least 78 districts have been selected to benefit from this project starting with 25 districts in phase one.

The project aims at creating a big health impact on the community by strengthening institutions that deliver the services and improve availability and management of the health workforce.

Quarterly reports will be submitted to the Office of the Prime Minister and to the ministry of Health to ensure accountability of funds.

By Victoria Bagaaya

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