Dorothy Kisaka, the executive director of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), opened the rebuilt Tuberculosis (TB) wing at Kisenyi Health Centre IV yesterday.
The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) renovated the clinic.
Over 50 people are tested per day at Kisenyi Health Centre IV, with 5 to 9 of them testing positive. According to statistics, TB affects one-quarter of the world’s population.
At the event, Kisaka stated that tuberculosis is one of the top infectious diseases that kills people all over the world.
“Kampala accounts for 20% of the country’s tuberculosis cases. “On average, Kampala registers around 1,500 tuberculosis cases per quarter, resulting in 6000 cases per year,” she stated.
She expressed her gratitude to IDRC for contributing to the restoration of this infrastructure through fast research in diagnostics development for TB network (R2D2 TB Network).
Aside from the Shs11 million refurbishment, Kisenyi Health Centre IV has received Shs300 million in equipment over the last two years, including an air conditioning system, biosafety hood, GeneXpert machine, Xpert ultra cartridges, microscopes, and a digital X-Ray machine.
Kisenyi Health Centre IV is one of eight KCCA-managed health facilities in Kampala, with a daily capacity of over 1,200 people.
Antenatal care, an HIV clinic, an outpatient department (OPD), a dental clinic, and a tuberculosis unit are all available.
The centre administers approximately 35 births each day and serves over 100 adolescents in the ‘Muvubuka Agunjuse’ initiative, which focuses on reproductive health.