Oct 18, 2021

Potential Malaria Vaccine!

At Achon Uganda Children's Fund and Kristina Health Clinic, we continue to exand our healthcare services for the community we serve in Northern Uganda. We have added more maternity services, including the recent installation of an incubator--the only one in the area. We've added staff to meet the growing demand for basic health and family planning services.

However, Malaria has continued to be a challenge for us. It has remained the #1 health issue we face since we started this program in 2008. We're very excited to hear that we may have an effective vaccine coming in the near future. But we expect the distribution to be expensive and logistically challenging. We are starting our fundraising and logistics planning now, so that as soon as the vaccine is available, we can get to work distributing it to everyone in our community. 

Thanks to your support, we can finally reduce the spread of malaria in our community. 

Jul 1, 2021

Investing in youth health

Each year, a team from the US travels to the village of Awake, where Kristina Health Clinic is based, to host youth sporting events. The "big event" is a cross country meet for all of the children from the surrounding schools. Over 5,000 people attend, and over 1,000 children compete. We use the event as an opportunity to promote health, sport and community for the region. Our Clinic staff is on site to provide education, first aid, and promote our clinic.

We were not able to host the event in 2020. We hope to return later in 2021. But we continue to support youth sport participation by sponsoring community soccer and running programs. The cost is modest, but the benefit is large. Our founder, Julius Achon, knows this first hand. It was sport that allowed him to earn a college degree in the US, and retutn to Uganda to support his community. He wants children today to have this same opportunity.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Mar 9, 2021

Administering COVID-19 Vaccines

Staff Meeting
Staff Meeting

We're proud to announce that we're preparing to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. Our staff is extremely experienced at vaccine administration--this is one of our core functions as a clinic. 

The cost of personal protective equipment and vaccines is extremely high. We're also working hard to expand our maternity services as the population in our region grows. We are investing in new neo-natal equipment, including ultrasound, so we can keep more mothers at our clinic rather than referrnig them to a hospital over 40KM away. We appreciate your support in making this service possible to the citizens of Otuke District in Northern Uganda.

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