Kabale district ranked 14th in the 2020/21 National annual health sector performance report.Tobias Habasa
By Alex Byakatonda.
Kabale district has been ranked 14th in the National annual health sector performance report for the financial year 2020-2021.
According to the performance report released yesterday by the ministry of Health, Kabale district, was also ranked second best performing district in Kigezi region scored 70.0 percent. Bushenyi emerged the overall winner in the country with 79.7 percent followed by Serere and Busia with 78.0 and 76.0 respectively. Rukungiri district was the best in Kigezi region with 72.2 percent and the eighth in the country.
The health sector was implementing the first year of the National Development Plan III Human Capital Development Program (HCDP) Implementation Action Plan with the objective of: “Enhancing the productivity and social wellbeing of the population”.
The HCDP goal is to improve productivity of labor for increased competitiveness and better quality of life for all. The key health subprogram objective under the NDP III framework is to “Improve population health, safety and management”.
According to the report, some of the performance indicators on which the assessment report was based include, the sector’s overall Performance against the NDP III Key Result Areas, Disease Burden, and Performance against the Key Outcome Indicators. Others are, essential Medicines and Health Supplies, Health Financing, Key Health Sector Challenges, local government performance, health facility performance, Progress in Implementation of the MoH Strategic Plan Outputs for FY 2020/21.
Commenting about the report, the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, commended all the health workers for their commitment to provide quality health care services amidst the various challenges in the health sector and the world at large due to changing disease patterns.
Minister Aceng, observed that the health sector achieved targets for 12 (38.7%) indicators, made some progress in 4 (12.9%) and equally did not achieve 6 (19.3%) of the targets. The sector was not able to assess 9 (29.3%) of the indicators due to lack of data.
The acting Kabale district health officer, Alfred Besigensi attributed the performance posted by the district to commitment, hard work and zeal exhibited by health workers and cooperation from the political leaders.
Besigensi expressed optimism that the department will even perform better this financial year, since they have mastered all the performance indicators.