Residents and parents of disabled Children in Kasengejje in Wakiso district, have welcomed Baraecha Medical facility, which was established to provide health services to children with special needs as well as their care takers.
The facility will provide Community based health services and will be a sensitization centre for parents, to prevent delivery of children with special needs.
At the official opening of Baraecha Medical Center, Wakiso District Health Officer (DHO) in his message read by Lukanga Dickson the in charge of Wakiso Health Center iv noted that although they have many children who require special attention, they have been lacking a well-established facility in the area.
“We as the district we are glad that our people are going to have regular sensitization programs which will reduce on the number of children born with health complications as well as equipping parents with knowledge on how to handle Children with disability.”
He applauded the NGOs such as Mukisa Foundation for complimenting Government’s role of extending health services closer to the communities.
Florence Namaganda the founder of Special Children Trust and Mukisa Foundation revealed that they were inspired to come up with this centre in consideration of those who need quality medical services but can’t access them due to financial challenges.
“We have been in this field of handling children with disability for over 15 years and we have noted that some cases can be prevented if mothers are guided well during pregnancy and after giving birth.”
“For some disabled Children if they receive medical attention at an early stage, the situation may not get worse. They can be equipped with skills to sustain themselves as other human beings,” she said.