Project #9919

Provide health care to 15 villages in postwar Gulu

by Karin Community Initiatives Uganda
Apr 15, 2013

The old Message tree and Health outreach in Oyik village

Baby Lajul receiving deworming tablets
Baby Lajul receiving deworming tablets

The last months have been extremely very busy months with a lot of activities at the health center as the local people are being inspired by the services offered to them by the promising and hard working staffs we have.

Filder Anek, the assistant physician and her outreach team, are heading to Oyik village to carry out vaccination, deworming and testing in this community. When it rains mothers find it very hard to reach the health centre. Oyik village is about 4km away from the Karin health centre. They need to carry enough vaccines and medicines for the community who are waiting for them. They are expecting a big turn up because the health team has been moving around the villages giving information about today's activity. Many announcements were sent out. When we arrived the village centre, we found the notice was clearly put for all the community here to read.

There was a clear message on the tree that stands in the middle of the village. This tree is very symbolic, it has stood here for many years and has served many purposes including serving as the meeting point for the villagers, providing shade and also the land mark in this village. During the insurgency that lasted for over 26 years, the communities used this place to gather here whenever the WFP trucks delivered to them the much needed foods and medicines. To this day, the community has continued to use it as the market, for holding village meetings and it is here that Karin Medical Centre has decided to carry out health outreach.

For mothers like Alimo and her friends who sell snacks under this tree, it was convenient, because they do not have to walk to the health centre, with their children.

On this day, the health team vaccinated and gave out deworming tablets to over 70 children, and Antenatal Care to over 25 expectant mothers, the rest of the community was ready to listen to Filda educate them on health issues that is affecting their community. The local leaders who watched this exercise take place were very happy that we visited them. They are happy with our work and they hope that we will come back again. At the end of the day we were happy that we did this work, saving babies and mothers. We hope to continue with this exercise every month. Its through your funding that will allow health workers like Filda and her team reach the hard the reach areas and bring smiles on faces like mothers of children like Lajul get these vital immunizations that are taking the lives of many children in the community. Please do not stop supporting this cause and please tell your friends about the work that we are doing

Lajuls' sister waiting for her turn
the message tree
the message tree
Santo ready to leave for the field work
Santo ready to leave for the field work

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Organization Information

Karin Community Initiatives Uganda

Location: Gulu - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Hope Okeny
Gulu, Uganda
$13,032 raised of $25,394 goal
152 donations
$12,362 to go
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