The recognition from the Uganda Ministry of Health was announced by the District Health Officer on January 8, 2016. KIDA Hospital ranked even higher than the three hospitals in Fort Portal with an overall score of 88% in achieving national targets in maternal-child healthcare delivery. Some of the indicators were DPT vaccination coverage, percentage of pregnant women delivering in a health unit, attending all four prenatal visits, accessing malaria prevention medication and HIV testing and treatment of babies born to HIV+ women.
Rev. Ezra attributes this award to KIDA’s professionalism and high level of teamwork, stable funding that provides adequate drugs and supplies and allows staff to be paid promptly, proper handling of data, and accountability.
Rev. Ezra says “This comes for us as a challenge to remain at a high level of performance. We need to work even harder and better as we meet increased demand for our services.”