Joining Hands to Save Mothers





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Uganda

Location: Kampala

Total Budget: $149,580

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health

Project Background

The Rotary club of Kira, a lead project partner was compelled to mobilize all Rotary clubs in Kira Municipality to heed a wide call by the Rotary International District 9213 Governor, John Ndamira to address the Maternal and Child Health challenges in Uganda.

Kira Municipality has a total of seventeen (17) health facilities, out of these, three hospitals are private. The Municipality has only two Health Centre III as the highest public facilities available, three Health Centre II and it is only until recently that it started upgrading Kira Health Centre III to Health centre IV, this makes a total of five public facilities giving treatment to a population of over four hundred thousand people.

There is, therefore, a serious gap in geographical access and delivery of quality health services caused by the mismatch between health infrastructure development and capacity to deliver the needed services arising from inadequate staffing, drugs, medical supplies, equipment, staff housing, lack of emergency services and weak laws and regulation. The physical and sanitary conditions of many of the existing health facilities in the municipality constitute a risk for both the patients and the medical staff. These gaps and variations have revealed inefficiency in the ability of the health sector in the municipality to deliver efficient and effective health services.

Based on the needs identified,

The project will mainly focus on two Maternal and Child health priority areas, that is;

-Infrastructure development/rehabilitation and equipment

-Enhance advocacy through awareness creation for community safe motherhood programs.

The objectives of the project are;

To support specific needs that promote MCH including procurement of equipment needed.

Capacity building of health workers

Supporting safe motherhood pillars and children under age five


Equip Bweyogerere Health Centre Maternity Ward

Equip 4 Health Centres with antenatal equipment and devices

Capacity Building/mentorship and supervision for Health workers.

Support safe motherhood programs

Who Will Benefit?

Adolescent girls and youths of reproductive age

Pregnant, delivering and postpartum women and girls


Health care professionals,

Expected outcomes,

Improve the quality of care

Reduced maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality

Primary Host Partner

District: 9213

Rotary Club of: Kira

Primary Contact: Amos Kalumba

Email: kt910a@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 4400

Rotary Club of: Gualaceo

Primary Contact: Christian Ulloa

Email: christiangulloa@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $132,580
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Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Kira (9213)





Gualaceo (4400)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Concept Note


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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $17,000 by Amos Kalumba of the Rotary Club of Kira, District 9213.


by Amos Kalumba

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 with $3,000 DDF by Christian Ulloa of the Rotary Club of Gualaceo, District 4400.

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