Healthcare for 200 childsoldiers in Gulu Uganda

Jan 2, 2013

Healthcare service at the health centre

Greetings friend,

As 2012 comes to a close and we look forward to 2013, Karin Children Medical Centre  wishes you and your families a happy, healthy holiday season and New Year! 

With much joy we'd like to share with you a story about Karin Children Medical Centre's impact on Rose Otto and her grandchild.

Rose lives in Gulu's nearby village with two of her children and her grandchildren, in a former internally displaced camp where there are still hundreds of families residing. She is a very busy and active grandmother and her day begins early, as she gets her grandchildren  dressed and ready for school, and also tend to the sick ones. Her older grandchildren help her to collect water and to keep her home clean.  Rose lost her husband in 2001 when Gulu was struck by the deadly Ebola virus. He could not be saved becuase the health service was overwhelmend by the outbreak.

One of her daughters, Akot contracted HIV/AIDS during the war, and has a little daughter 3 years old whom Rose helps to look after, becuase Akot is too weak to do much work.

When Akot was pregnant she received no counselling and prenatal care while pregnant with her daughter.  The nearest clinic was hours away and impossible for Akot to access due to the distance.  Unfortunatley becuase of lack of health support, and the complications during birth, Akot delivered a baby who is also HIV positive.

With the opening of Karin Children medical Centre's new clinic in Agonga, Gulu, Rose, Akot and other women in her community will no longer have to worry about accessing high-quality, affordable health care for themselves and their children.  Akot and her daughter will receive the right medication, counselling and guidance, essential vaccinations, and specialized care for young women.  More women will now have access to post-natal care now as well as prenatal care for future babies.

“To keep my children well is the most important thing, and I am so happy the clinic will help me do that,” Rose says. We're grateful to be able to serve Rose and many other mothers like her, and thank you for your support which makes our health services possible.

Your contributions will help Akot and many women like her by removing the barrier of distance to health care.  We are thrilled that your support enabled us to provide health services to this community, and look forward to keeping you updated on our progress!

Dear friends let us know what you think about this project and how you can work together to attract wider support.

Can you help us to continue serving this community this year, we request to make monthly donations by clicking on recurring donation of an amount that you can afford and help us to make such more progresses in coming new year.

Happy New Year to you and we also wish you a great year ahead.

With warm regards,


P..S. Find more about Childcare Uganda on www.childcare

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