REFURBISHED TUBERCULOSIS CLINIC LAUNCHED AT KISENYI HEALTH CENTRE IVPUBLISHED — 11th, October 2021
MONDAY OCTOBER 11, 2021
The Executive Director (ED) Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Mrs. Dorothy Kisaka opened a Tuberculosis (TB) wing refurbished by Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) at Kisenyi Health Centre IV.
Kisenyi Health Centre IV tests over 50 persons per day and of these, 5 to 9 test positive. Statistics show that a quarter of all mankind is infected with TB.
Speaking at the function, the ED KCCA said, “Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading infectious diseases that causes death worldwide. Kampala contributes 20% of the TB case load in the country. On average, Kampala registers over 1,500 TB cases per quarter which translates to 6000 TB cases annually.
It is important to identify and treat TB early enough to control the spread. Its spread through air droplets and the bacteria is expelled when an infected person coughs, sneezes or spits. People nearby may get infected if they inhale these droplets. TB is curable after taking proper medication.”
KCCA is grateful to IDRC through Rapid Research in Diagnostics Development for TB network (R2D2 TB Network) that has contributed to the refurbishment of this Infrastructure. In addition to this renovation worth UGX 11 million, over the past two years Kisenyi Health Centre IV has received equipment worth UGX 300 million which includes an Air Conditioning System, Biosafety Hood, GeneXpert Machine, Xpert Ultra Cartridges, Microscopes and a Digital X-Ray machine.
About Kisenyi Health Centre IV
Kisenyi Health Centre IV is one of the Eight KCCA managed health facilities in the Kampala serving over 1,200 persons per day.
It offers Ante-Natal care, an HIV Clinic, Out Patients Department (OPD), a dental clinic and a TB unit.
Daily, the centre manages over 35 births administered and attends to over 100 adolescents in the ‘Muvubuka Agunjuse’ initiative that mainly deals with Reproductive Health. Currently, the facility supports the City Wide Covid-19 vaccination.
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