Mulago Specialized Women and Neonatal Hospital Commissioned

Submitted by on Thu, 09/03/2020 - 00:37

The hospital was officially commissioned on 2nd October 2018 to serve as a center of training, research and medical development. The facility will offer world-class maternal and neonatal care to all mothers and babies in Uganda and will contribute to a reduction in the high rates of Maternal and newborn Mortality in the country. Construction of this hospital commenced on 8 June 2015 by Arab Contractors and was completed and equipped in August 2018. The 450 bed capacity hospital was completed at a cost of USD 25.14m; a loan obtained from Islamic Development Bank (IDB). The loan was also used to finance the training of health workers in specialized maternal and neonatal areas where there were skills gaps. Training was also carried out in management and clinical excellence e.g. leadership, governance and basic computer skills. This facility will not only enhance access to specialized treatment but also contribute to development of the much needed highly skilled health workforce.