In rural villages of Northern Uganda, children and people suffer from mental illnesses die from simple but curable diseases due to lack of access to essential healthcare services. Medaid United Kingdom is raising money to provide essential Healthcare services to unprivileged children, people suffer from mental illnesses and pregnant mothers through Adwir, Alemere and Abako Elim Health Centres.
In 2019, most children in Uganda suffered from pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria and malnutrition which contributed to more than one-third of all deaths as confirmed by report from WHO, UNICEF and CHERG. COVID-19 has devastating impact especially to vulnerable people such as, the elderly, people living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities and people suffering from mental illnesses, etc. In addition there is a lack of awareness of mental health illnesses.
Supply PPE to protect staff and patients form Covid-19. Provide wheel chairs and other services such as promoting independence, creating awareness through health education, early diagnosis and treatment. and build Maternity unit in Alemere Medical Aid Uganda Community Health Centre so that pregnant women can access quality maternity services. These services include antenatal/postnatal care and immunisation services.
Over 200,000 children will receive access to quality healthcare services such as vaccination, oral healthcare etc. Many children given opportunity to grow up healthy, attend school and have a future. Essential medicine provided to rural hospitals and health centres. People with mental illnesses will access personalised healthcare services. Underprivileged pregnant women and mothers deliver safely in good medical facilities. Promote awareness, healthy living and minimise infection.