This project will provide specialist clinical and surgical services to poor communities in hard to reach areas of Uganda. The project targets to restore sight of 100 blind people through cataract surgeries, restore hope to 30 women suffering from VVFs through fistula repairs , offer general surgeries to 200 patients and provide specialist medical consultations to 1000 patients. The Project will strengthen knowledge and skills of 150 health workers through on the Job training.
More than three million people in Northern and West Nile Uganda live in impoverished conditions with limited access to basic and specialized medical services. Many young girls suffer from fistulas due to teenage and early pregnancies. It is estimated that more than 300,000 Ugandans are blind as a result of cataract and other preventable eye diseases. The health units lack adequate staffing, experience drug stock-outs and lack basic equipment for the provision of specialized medical services.
The project will provide specialist clinical and surgical services to communities in the hard to reach areas. This will be achieved through partnering with hospitals within the project location. Medical services will be provided through medical camps organised in the hospitals. Medicines and other medical supplies will be provided to the patients during medical camps. Knowledge and skills of health workers will also be strengthened through on the job training by the specialist outreach teams.
The project will reduce disease burden and improve the quality of patients in poor and hard to reach communities by providing 200 general surgeries, restore the sight of 100 blind people through cataract surgeries, restore hope to 30 young women suffering from fistula through surgery. Build capacity of 150 health workers through on the job training and specialist medical consultations and treatment to 1000 people in Uganda