The first action that the Achon Uganda Children's Fund took in the village of Awake in Northern Uganda was to drill two wells, in order to bring fresh water to the village. This has significantly improved both hygiene and quality of life. However, we do not yet have clean running water in the health clinic; we've been transporting water into the clinic via large containers that are filled at the wells. We're working now to change this. Attached is a diagram of the new water system.
Over the next two months, we will construct a water catchment system, a water tower, and a pump. This will allow us to further increase hygiene and quality of care.
The past few months have been busy for Achon Uganda Children's Fund, and our health clinic in Northern Uganda, Kristina Health Clinic.
With the dry season upon us, the rate of patients has increased. Thankfully, through generous donations, we're able to supply medication to those who cannot afford the patient fees. Thanks to Rotary International, we have also received furnishings for our new patient ward. Now our patients have a safe place to recover from treatment, rather than being sent aware after care.
We're now working to build a central water system, connected to both a rain water catchment system and well. This will improve our ability to maintain a clean and safe environment.
The new ambulance has already transported dozens of patients to our clinic, and to the Lira hospital about 45 minutes away. The support of donors helps make this program possible.
The AUCF Team
Dec 23, 2014
A strong 2014; looking forward to 2015
By David Fee - Director of Operations
AUCF Run_December 2014
Thanks to the support of many contributors, and our dedicated staff in Uganda, here's what AUCF accomplished in 2014:
The James Fee Memorial Patient Ward is open; the Kristina Clinic is ready to serve more patients with more severe conditions.
We constructed new staff quarters and will soon double the size of our medical team.
We acquired the region's only ambulance, which is in heavy use transporting patients.
We raised the support needed to bring running water to the Kristina Health Center.
The Fourth Annual Nike Run Awake brought hope and inspiration to 12,000 runners and supporters from Otuke District, Uganda.
Our medical staff treated over 3,000 sick and injured patients, turning KHC into the region's leading medical facility.
In 2015, we're focused on bringing fresh water to all buildings of our health clinic, in an effort to further control the spread of disease. We're also developing an outreach program, with the help of our new ambulance. This will allow us to bring affordable health care to the people the the surrounding villages.