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HEALTH SERVICES (PRIMARY HEALTH CARE)

District Health services

Buliisa district still has few Health units, there are 8 Government owned Health centers and 3 are  private not for profit (PNFP) health units. The District has a total of eleven functional health units, of which eight are HC IIs; one is a HC III, one is HC IV and one is district general Hospital as shown below:

Health Units by type and location 

Sub-county

HC II

HC III

HC IV

Hospital

Total

Biiso

-

Biiso

-

-

1

Buliisa S/C

-

-

-

 Buliisa General 

1

Buliisa TC

-

-

 Buliisa               

-

2

Uganda Martyrs

-

-

-

Butiaba

Butiaba               

-

-

-

 

3

Bugoigo

-

-

-

Marine Military

-

-

 

Kigwera

Kigwera

-

-

-

1

Kihungya

Kihungya

-

-

-

1

Ngwedo

Avogera             

-

-

-

2

Paraa

-

-

-

Total

8

1

1

1

11

 

Source: HMIS department

Health Department Infrastructure

Buliisa District health services are cordinated at the District Head quarters in an autonomous magnifficient DHOs Office Block constructed with support from PRDP in the FY 2014/16.

 

Front view of DHOs Office Buliisa. Photo by Hannington PRO Buliisa

The District has a new health facility, Buliisa General Hospital constructed  as a Cooporate Social Responsibility Project by Tullow Uganda in 2012 and accredited by Ministry of health inn the FY 2014/2015.

This Hospital was Officially Commissioned by H.E The President of the Republic of Uganda, Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on the1st September 2015.

 Aerial view of Buliisa General Hospital. Aerial Recconnaissance Photo by Hannington PRO Buliisa

The old and only 1 Health centre IV (Buliisa HC IV) has been the main refferal health facility in the District before the Hospital was accredited.

 Aerial view of the old Buliisa HC IV showing OPD Blue roof, Maternity, Theatre, Wards, Staff quarters. Photo by Hannington PRO Buliisa.

Other Health facilities include Biiso HC III, Butiaba HC III, Avogera HC III.

The others are Kigwera HC II, Paara HC II, Kihungya HC II, Marine HC II, and Uganda Matrys HC II.

The 3 health centre II’s are private not for profit .

 Some of the Health Workers Trained in Female Condom Use by UAC at Albert Nile Hotel Biiso, April-June 2015. Photo by Hannington PRO Buliisa 

The health situation is characterized by low infant mortality rate of 15/1000, 

maternal mortality rate of 91/100,000LB, Life expectancy  is 44 years.

overall safe water coverage rose from 60% in 2009/2010 to 64% in 2014/2015.

Sanitary Latrine Coverage rose from 49% in 2009/2010 to 59% in 2014/2015 .

Mass polio Immunization stood at 119% in the first round and 124% in the second round giving a figure of 121% coverage.

Health indicators

 

Malaria is by far the leading cause of morbidity with 41.9% incidence,

followed by RTI with 33.5%,

Intestinal worms with 8.9%, and

Acute diarrhea with 3.3%.

REPORT ON MASS MEASLES IMMUNIZATION CAMPAIGN OCTOBER 2015

FORM 6:(SIAS)                            
DAY  1 RESULTS                            
DISTRICT:  BULIISA          DISTRICT: BULIISA                  
District Supervisor: Dr. Onyaiti Samuel                            
                             
S/C Numbers     Children  Children Immunized     Vaccine Usage            
        Reistered        No.Vials issued (received) No.Vials returned (unopened) Discarded        
  H/W Mob s/c sup. 6-59m 6 - 59 m 1st doze > 5years     VVM Change Partial Use Contamination Target  Coverage 
Buliisa  22 11 2 4349 4349 345 23 709 228 0 25 0 4588 94.7907585
Biiso 18 9 2 2700 2700 185 12 485 205 0 21 0 3131 86.23442989
Butiaba 10 10 2 3878 3878 604 16 772 372 0 26 0 5506 70.43225572
Ndgwedo 9 9 2 3294 3294 131 38 531 188 0 22 0 3255 101.1981567
Kihunga 5 5 2 2260 2260 111 19 322 93 0 13 0 2323 97.28798967
Kigwera 5 5 2 2810 2810 190 59 354 81 0 14 0 2644 106.2783661
District  98 49 12 19291 19291 1566 167 3173 1167 0 121 0 21447 90%

 

This has been achieved through the colaboration of all stake holders in the District.

Appreciations to CBOs like LACWADO who contributed a Public Address System for enhancing social mobilization of the community for the Mass measles campaign.

Reporting by: Tibaijuka Hannington

PRO Buliisa