Currently we are traveling irregularly to small rural towns and doing so-called “
Medical Outreaches” where we treat the sick and administer medicines. We also
travel to schools where we test children for HIV which is transmitted to the child form
the mother whilst breastfeeding. If we can diagnose the virus in children their chance
of responding to treatment is far greater and far more successful than with adults,
thereby adding quality of life to the child.
We are planning the building of a health center at Perazim. There is a health center
in Pakwach, a town 10 km away. This health center is run by the government, and
unfortunately it’s under stocked and mismanaged that many times a syringe is not
available for basic treatments. Another problem is that the staff steal the medical
supplies and resources to sell privately. Doctors are also huge demand, only recently
was a doctor appointed who is only there for part of the time. The next hospital is
120km away in the city of Gulu.
We believe with the building of a health center, which later can develop into a hospital,
we will lay a foundation in our region for Medical Care.