Health

The Department of Health is headed by the District Health Officer whose mandate is guided by the District 5 Year Strategic Plan that focuses on the achievement of equity through increased access to Minimum Health Care Package (MHCP), Quality care, efficiency accountability and transparency.

The overall goal of the sector is to provide good quality services to the people of this district so as to make them attain good standards of health in order to live a healthy and reproductive life. The sector objective is to reduce morbidity and mortality from the major causes of ill health and premature health and disparities therein. Mpigi district has 40 Health Units of different categories. Some of them are Government hospitals while others are owned by Non -Government Organizations and Private Individuals. The distribution is fair, but some of them lack the basic equipment to offer reasonable services. Many rural units require rehabilitation and equipping. Besides diseases, poor nutrition has contributed to worrying situation. Because of cross cutting nature of health issues, there is need for an integrated approach to health.

There are various NGOs both Local and International that are involved in AIDS prevention and control in the district. Such activities include blood screening and counselling, medical treatment, home care, pastoral education, health education, AIDS research and orphan support.
Health Infrastructure
This section classifies the distribution of health facilities within the district.

Health infrastructure (categories)

Category

Ownership

Total

Government

PNFP PFP

Hospital

0

1 0

1

H/C IV

1

0 0

1

H/C III

11

7 7

25

HC II

9

2 2

13

Total

21

10 9

40

Number of staff houses

 

 

 

Safe Water Coverage in the District
This section will cover the percentage of people within a reasonable walking distance (1.5km for rural and 0.2km for urban) to an improved water source. A reliable water source is one capable of supplying its beneficiaries, a minimum of 20 litres per capita per day.

The average distance to a water source is 1.5 Kms and the District has 6 Rural Growth Centres (Jeza, Bujuuko, Katende,Kammengo, Buwama, Kayabwe and 1 Town Council with piped water systems.

Latrine coverage by Sub County by 2014
Buwama 63%
Kammengo 65%
Kiringente 59%
Kituntu 52%
Mpigi Town Council 69%
Muduuma 58%
Nkozi 67%

Drug Inspection
Drug Inspection is important during the provision of health services in order to;

  • Provide safe, good quality, efficacious medicines and medical supplies to the general public in both public and private sectors.
  • Promote proper and rational use of drugs, records management among health workers through support supervision, on job training and sensitisation on compliance with National Drug Policy and Authority Act and National Standard Clinical Guidelines.

Number of Licenced drug shops in the district

Type

Number

Private Pharmacies

21

Drug Shops

64

Dental Clinics

5

Allied Clinics

6

Domiciaries

11

Traditional Healers

No data

AIDS control (Prevalence, Control and Treatment)
According to the Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSPIII), HIV/AIDS is one of the communicable disease that account for over half of the total burden of disease are leading cause of ill health and mortality in Uganda. The overall objective for the communicable diseases cluster is to reduce the prevalence and incidence of communicable diseases by at least 50 per cent as per the MDGs and NDP target. The HIV Prevalence of Mpigi District is 9.3%