Worldwide 6.3million children under the age of 5 die, 45% of the children are under the age of 1 month (neonates)
In Uganda, the under 5 mortality rate stands at 131 per 1000 live births. The major cause of death is malaria, diarrhea, malnutrition and HIV/AIDS.
MDG 4 aims at reducing child mortality by 2/3 by the year 2015. We at Bethesda hospital Soroti are geared to reducing the child mortality.
The pediatric department headed by Dr Elizabeth Akurut Emuku (pediatrician) is available 24/7. Bethesda Hospital Soroti Ltd also has a well-equipped neonatal unit with 6 incubators and phenotherapy light.