This project will support and change the lives of 400 elders who live in deep poverty, many require social protection and health assistance to enable them to live a healthy life, will also improve the quality of care for refugee elderly persons. The project will collaborate with health facilities. A Doctor will make regular visits to their homes, and where it might not be possible to treat them from their homes, the project will provide transportation and payment to the health facilities
There are 495,594 refugees in Uganda, 9,912 of them are refugee elderly persons, a number which covers 2% of UNHCR population. More than 272,576 refugees are children which make up 55 per cent of children under the age of 18.There is a need for healthcare to assist these vulnerable people in order to enable them to live a safe life.The traumatize has affected many families, causing many problems for refugees who are elderly and unable to care for affected families.
Elders are affected by poor health because they are old, have serious complications and lack the necessary water storage equipment's.The project will work with the necessary health facilities, to take care of refugees elders.The project plans to build a clinic where elders refugees will be treats and a Doctor will make regular visits to the homes of those who will might not have the possibility to reach the clinic. The project will also provide transportation and payment to the health facilities
From this project 400 elder refugees will be provided with a healthcare which is a major problem people of the third age are facing. The clinic which will be built is going to be a benefit to the local community of Nsambya and of all refugees living there in general. The health of elders will be established. Apart refugees elders who are the direct beneficiary of this project, the number of the indirect beneficiary is high, we estimate at 7000 persons.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).