Mother speaking to a village health team worker
Thank you to our donors on behalf of everyone at Childcare Development Organisation Uganda. We are currently very busy here in Gulu, getting ready for the launch of our new health center on August 7th.
Within the past two months, CDO (U) has immunized over 120 children against deadly diseases, such as polio, measles and hepatitis B. We have also trained two village health care workers, serving as the initial point of contact for health in 14 villages. In July, we will begin carrying out two medical outreaches per month for pregnant women.
Access to healthcare continues to be a grave issue in rural areas of Northern Uganda. There is lack of trained medical staff and equipment, coupled with sporadic drug distribution. It is for this reason that we are in the process of constructing a second children's health center in a rural village of Gulu.
Along with finishing construction on our new health center, we are starting two new projects. The first will include skills development for child-mothers (children who became pregnant as a result of the 18 year war in Northern Uganda, led by the Lord's Resistance Army) through tailoring. The second project will include HIV/AIDS outreach and councelling.
Thank you again for your continued support in helping to improve the lives of former child soldiers and those deeply affected by the war in Gulu, Uganda.
Vaccination day at Karin Children Medical Center
Karin Children Medical Center: Opening Aug. 7th
The women at their biweekly microfinancing meeting