By Deo WasswaMidwives in government health center threes in Arua district want the government to extend electricity to these facilities to ease their work especially during night.Some of midwives we spoke to said they face challenges to communicate with mothers during delivery times because their mouth are being used to hold torches or cellphones to light properly.Bako Mary , one on the midwives at Riiki Health center III, located in Oluko Sub county in Arua district says because of little communication during that time, some times they lose some babies.
Riiki health center has only two midwives, yet the facility receives a total of 35 – 45 mothers for delivering on monthly basis.
Bako was speaking at an event where , World Wide Fund, donated solar panels to over 25 health facilities and schools in Arua district to help on improving health service delivery and promoting education in the district.
While handing over the donation, David Duli, the country director, of world Wide Fund has asked the beneficiaries to use the equipment efficiently.
He also urged the government to think about reducing on the prices of solar equipment to make it affordable to communities.