Apr 17, 2018

Usage of Ambulance is on the rise!

Sign outside of the Clinic
Sign outside of the Clinic

Thanks to the generous support of you and many others, we were able to purchase an ambulance. It's the only one in the region, and is rugged enough to handle the tough roads of Otuke District in Northern Uganda.

The ambulance is used to transport emergency patients, and also take patients to local hospitals that provide services that Kristina Health Clinic does not provide...yet!  Earlier this year, we expanded into maternity services. The ambulance has been used several times to transport expectant mothers. One baby was recently born just outside of the ambulance at the mother's home!

While patients pay a small fee for transportation, we rely on the support of others to cover most of the cost of fuel, maintenance and to pay our driver. 

Thank you!

Jan 23, 2018

Maternity services expanding, HIV care developing

The past two months have been extremely productive for Achon Uganda Children's Fund, and Kristina Health Clinic. 

Since we expanded our maternity services, we have delivered dozens of babies.  On the very first day of service, we delivered four. With the help of our ambulance, purchased a few years ago, we have been able to transport emergency births to the hospital in Lira, about 40 miles away.  We have hired two midwives, and are looking to expand our facility to provide more beds for new mothers and their children.

Our HIV services have gained approval from the Ugandan government. We expect to providing HIV care within the month.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

The AUCF Team

Oct 26, 2017

Maternity services up and running!

A new mother outside of the AUCF clinic
A new mother outside of the AUCF clinic

We've made tremendous progress in developing our maternity services over the past few months. In the past 2 weeks, we've delivered 10 babies. Due to the high birth rate and lack of suitable facilities in the area, demand for maternity services is extremely high.

Last week, we received a donation for $250 to support our enhanced maternity services. We were able to tell the donor that her donation will pay for at least 20 baby deliveries at our clinic! She responded that you can't get a few doses of Tylenol for that price in a US medical facility. 

The AUCF team is now focused on purchasing new equipment--ultrasound equipment, delivery beds, etc--to improve our range and quality of service. And in early 2018, we'll begin construction of a new maternity ward.

Thank you!

 The AUCF Team

 
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