Many will have heard of the oddly named Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the 20 year civil war they fought in Northern Uganda. Notorious for abducting 25,000 children to fight as soldiers, countless atrocities were committed leaving deep scars on the communities. During this time there was a total breakdown in health care, education, farming, trade, water and sanitation.
Suubi Trust is working with International Medical Foundation, a Ugandan NGO, to fund their work at a health clinic in Pader, one of the areas ravished by the LRA. This clinic is being managed in partnership with the Ministry of Health.
The clinic is managed by senior staff from IMF including a doctor, a nurse and a lab technician. These IMF staff help to support the District staff, enhancing their capabilities, expanding their clinical knowledge and skills, and building on quality systems so that they in turn can run the facility more efficiently in the future.
Whilst providing and helping to improve the general healthcare services for the local population, the IMF staff at this clinic also provide primary healthcare free of charge to those that cannot afford to pay. Costs for these treatments are met from the funds raised in the UK by Suubi Trust and its supporters.
2,396 charity patients have been treated since October 2008.
Typical health issues treated include Respiratory Tract Infection, Malaria, Urinary Tract Infection, Fungal Infection and Gastroenteritis.
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