During the height of the insurgency in Northern Uganda, 1992 to 2008, with funding support from its partners, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) constructed 14 Maternal Health Centres and donated to them to the respective district local governments to own and to manage in accessing services to the people of Northern Uganda.
Among them, the Maternity Ward at Aromo Health Centre III in Lira District. Sadly, this morning, 94.3 QFM Lira reports that:
“A woman identified as Esther Ajok of Oketkwer Village, Aromo Town Board in Lira, Uganda was already on the labour bed Maternity Ward at Aromo Health Centre III, waiting to deliver her baby when the ceiling-board collapsed.
She told QFM that she heard the ceiling cracking from above; particles falling on her and she immediately fell down and crawled towards the door. As soon as she fell, the broken ceiling hit the bed where she was lying.
She was immediately transferred to Lira Regional Referral Hospital where she delivered a bouncing a baby boy.”94.3 QFM Lira
It has been thirteen years since CPAR Uganda constructed and donated the maternity ward at Aromo Health Centre III. And since then, QFM reports that it has never been renovated.
CPAR Uganda, as a Country office of CPAR, greatly contributed to health services in Northern Uganda, through construction of and equipping of health facilities. Read more here
Source of photos featured in this post: 94.3 QFM Lira.