Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Capital City Jenifer Musisi Ssemakula has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Jhpiego, an international organisation aimed at improving on the health conditions of women and families in developing countries.
Jhpiego is a non-profit health organisation, affiliate of The Johns Hopkins University, USA and dedicated to improving the health of women and families in developing countries.
With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, JHPIEGO is implementing the Challenge Initiative (TCI) East Africa (Tupange for Better Cities) particularly in Uganda and jointly work with KCCA to implement the project to scale up proven family planning interventions targeting men, women and youth in Kampala.
According Musisi, KCCA is joining hands with global health partner to bring relief in health care provision for the Kampala communities. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, the organisation has worked hard to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.
The programme will include provisions of technical coaching and support in the implementation of the project and further extend access of high-quality health care and family planning services to city communities.
KCCA has for years lobbed for the construction of various health facilities such as Kiruddu, Kawempe hospital and equipping its hospitals.