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HEALTH

While healthcare is not the primary focus of Touch Africa Now. However, we believe it is an important component in providing humanitarian aid. We can care for the mind through education, but the body at times also needs care.

Though Uganda has made strides in things like life expectancy in the past two decades, there is still much work to be done. Uganda ranks 39 out of all countries in terms of the “under five mortality rate” and still grapples with preventable or treatable sicknesses such as malaria, tuberculosis, worms, and typhoid. To help combat such things, we have one regular healthcare program and several other temporary programs:

Through the DOVE Uganda Children’s Fund, we are able to provide quarterly de-worming at our schools. We are also able to offer as-needed medical care for students. We have a part-time nurse on staff who is available for assessment, treatment, and referral.

We also have had the opportunity to partner with other organizations to provide temporary health services.

Through partnership with R3ACH Global, we are able to supply Kuru Hospital with items for their childhood nutrition ward and their diabetic ward, as well as employ a healthcare worker to oversee the nutrition ward. Quarterly, R3ACH supplies the hospital with supplementary food, such as millet and dried fish, for malnourished children. Yearly, R3ACH brings the hospital diabetic testing supplies.

Over the years, we have had several short-term medical teams come to serve with us at Touch Africa Now. Most recently, we were able to form a partnership with MedHope Africa and were able to serve communities in Arua, Yumbe, and Rhino Camp for a 10-day period this year (2016). Patients were examined and then either treated or referred. A huge supply of medication was dispensed, and thousands of people were cared for.

Since free and quality healthcare is such a blessing, especially in disadvantaged communities, we are always ready to host medical teams and put their skills to use.

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