St. Kizito Hospital Matany’s maternity ward is renowned for its good performance in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternity Care, Neonatal Care, Eclectic Cesarean section and Endoscopic Surgery in Napak and neighboring districts. The primary concern of the department is to exceed patients’ expectations and make their stay as comfortable as possible.

Maternal child health is one of the quality indicators in Matany Hospital. Unfortunately the reproductive health indicators are among the worst in Karamoja region. This is attributed to the fact that quite few mothers seek medical attention and most of the society is still conservative to traditional medicine and birth attendants. The number of ANC first visits only increased slightly by 200 from the previous year while there was a slight reduction in ANC 4th visits. Most mothers come for the first ANC visit when the pregnancy is much advanced. Even for those who come for ANC early, the dropout rate is very high with only 20% mothers able to turn up for the 4th ANC visit.

Post natal attendance is gradually increasing, though at a very slow pace. Most mothers do not come for post natal care making it quite challenging to health workers to provide new born care. Continuous sensitization of mothers is ongoing in an attempt to improve ANC attendance, supervised deliveries and postnatal care. There is also an effort to use the TBAs as change agents to encourage mothers who go to them to seek better services at the health facilities.

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