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Health

BACK GROUND

 Iganga municipal council has two divisions i.e. central and northern division with a total projected population of 66,400 persons.

Central division                   -           36,600

Northern division                -           29,800

 Iganga Municipal council has both government and private for profit and private clinics providing both curative and preventive services to the community of Iganga Municipal Council.  They are distributed evenly in Central and Northern Division.

 INFRASTRUCTURE

Health Sub-district

Hospital

HC IV

HC III

HC II

Total

Govt.

NGO

Govt.

NGO

Govt.

NGO

Govt.

NGO

 

Iganga M C

0

0

0

0

      1

1

2

2

     6

Source DHOs Office

 

FACILITIES IN MUNICIPALITY REPORTING IN DHIS2

 

Iganga M. C

Kasokoso

Iganga Islamic Centre

HC III

Ngo

 

 

Walugogo

HC II

Govt

 

Buligo

Iganga Prisons

HC II

Govt

 

Nkono

Iganga. T. C

HC III

Govt

 

 

RHU

HC II

Private

 However private clinics in the Municipality are many and have high volume clients (patients) but are not reporting to the municipal council and yet they are offering a service to the people of Iganga Municipal council and yet we are encouraging the public private partnership.

 Staffing level in the municipality

 Stands at 80%

VISION

To have a healthy and productive population that can contribute to social economic development in the Municipality.

 MISSION STATEMENT

Provision of quality and accessible preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health services through the minimum health care package.

 GOAL

 To reduce the morbidity and mortality in the Municipal Council.

 PRIORITIES FOR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT – IGANGA MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

  • Sexual Reproductive Health and rights
  • Malaria control and management
  • HIV/AIDS and TB control and prevention
  • Improve environmental Health, Sanitation and safe water supply to the community.
  • Disease surveillance
  • School Health
  • Health promotion and Education
  • Health staff recruitment
  • Completion of unfinished projects
  • Elevation of Prisons HC II to HC III.
  • Improving Immunization both static and outreach

 Achievements

  • Partial construction of a storied building at Iganga Municipal Council HC III.
  • Have managed to continuously handle both preventive and curative services at the facilities.
  • Completion of OPD at Prisons HC II.
  • Timely supply of essential drugs to health facilities.
  • Have been able to visit schools, households and business premises with the aim of educating and sensitizing on hygiene and sanitation.
  • Some illegal waste dumping sites were closed e.g. Iganga MC HC III area, Ngobi road junction, moonlight site and water tank area.
  • There has been timely payment of wages to garbage collectors and staff available
  • Rehabilitation and renovation of Iganga Municipal Council HC III.
  • Fencing of Prisons HC II
  • Rehabilitation of Walugogo HC II.
  • Rehabilitation and maintenance of garbage trucks.

Challenges

  • Insufficient essential medicines due to overwhelming population from neighboring sub counties.
  • Municipal council has no final dumping site for garbage.
  • Inadequate political support and involvement in garbage collection
  • Inadequate pay of garbage collectors..
  • Breakdown of garbage ferrying vehicles in the municipality.
  • Poor enforcement mechanism i.e. no municipal council courts.
  • Poor business planning, illegal kiosks causing congestion hence interfering with routine town cleaning.
  • Unhealthy political statements from higher offices leading to interference in daily activities.
  • Poor drainage system in the market.
  • Inadequate funds and resource for effective implementation of activities.
  • Old garbage trucks which break down all time.
  • Poor drainage system in Iganga Municipal Council.
  • Inadequate structures to handle the overwhelming populations from the neighbouring sub-counties.
  • A bad mindset of the community in the municipality.

 Recommendation

  • Involve politicians and communities in planning and controlling garbage in the municipal council.
  • Allocate more revenue funds for health department.
  • Intensify sensitization of the community health related issues.
  • Procurement of new garbage trucks and spare some money to maintain the existing garbage trucks.
  •  Lobby for more essential medicines for the health facilities.

Future plans 

  • Elevation of Iganga Prisons HC II to HC III.
  • Construct accommodation for staff.
  • Accreditation of Nakavule HC II to government facility.
  • Construction of maternity wing at Iganga Prisons HC II.
  • Completion of a storied structure to cater for immunization, ART and ANC wing and Inpatient at Iganga Municipal Council HC III
  • Provide water and electricity services to Prisons HC II

 As a department we acknowledge the support from the head of civil servants in the municipality, Ministry of Health, DHO’s office, RDC, Mayor and other politicians and community

HEAD OF HEALTH DEPARTMENT Mr. Mukasa Joseph