Paul Hosman, a teacher in Lokopo primary school, carries out community outreach activities particularly for children.
Aleper Christine is one of the happy and proud mothers who have benefitted from the nutrition program being implemented by Doctors with Africa CUAMM in Moroto and Napak districts of Karamoja sub-region.
Today in Karamoja, Uganda, the launch event of a Cuamm and Unicef's project has taken place, aimed at ensuring quality health services with a focus on nutrition, HIV, emergency health management and Covid-19. The ministerial community engagement strategy was also presented to ensure that people are sensitised and actively contribute to in prevent and control the spread of Covid-19.
In Uganda, in the northern regions of Acholi and West Nile, the situation as regards visual health is worrying. Doctors with Africa Cuamm with CBM Italia (Christian Blind Mission) intervenes in these regions to contribute to the reduction of avoidable blindness.
Behind the maternal and child health intervention that CUAMM carries out in the field, there are thousands of stories of women facing obstetric complications and risking their lives due to the limits of the local health systems in offering first aid in emergencies.
An important meeting took place in Kampala to share the mentorship activity plan of the “Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health Services Improvement Project” with the presidents of the health professional associations of Uganda.
Following two recent attacks, it is fundamental to guarantee protection for aid workers and civilians in Ethiopia, to bring help to the people in need.
Maria Menya Nakeny, 34 years old, had to face a hard challenge against Tb in Karamoja, Uganda. The support and commitment from CUAMM team and the health operators, together with constancy and continuity of care, have been essential allies to win her fight.
Sabina, a young woman from Uganda, could take care of her children properly thanks to the support of Doctors with Africa Cuamm and the members of her community. Raising awareness and cooperation can really make the difference.
There are 56 intensive care beds throughout Uganda, while Coronavirus-positive patients are 48, so far. Not everyone needs intensive cares, but the possible spread of the disease it is too high a risk for public health, that has to deal with a very fragile health system.