In order to contribute to the reduction of maternal and childhood mortality in Uganda, the partnership on maternal newborn child health (MNCH) based in the World Health Organization has made funding worth Ugsh23m available to civil society organizations through ACHEST. The money is intended to support member CSOs as they advocate more budget allocations towards reduction of maternal and newborn deaths in the country.
The ACHEST executive director, Prof. Francis Omaswa handed over the sh23m cheque to Denis Odwe the coalition representative.
Handing over the cheque, Prof. Omaswa, cautioned against mismanagement of the funds. He said: “Africans have a high family dependency burden so we are tempted to divert such funds for personal needs. Be careful because this often leads to non-performance.”