Subsaharan Africa has 25 % of the worlds disease burden and only 3% of the worlds health professionals and 1% of the worlds health expenditure.
Infectious diseases like malaria and tuberculosis are common here. Add to this the burden of HIV AIDs which affects approximately one in five people. Then factor in the rising tide of non communicable diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease . And remember in the community of Northern Uganda live many of the very poor, with about 40% living below the United Nations poverty line defined as. less s than $1 US per day.
Northern Uganda is recovering from twenty years of civil war and the unemployment rate is over 60%..
We know The need is great. Living here we have witnessed this first hand ...and it has had a profound impact on us.
We have a lot of faith that our project can help meet the need and at the same time show Gods love through compassionate,wholistic health care.
|Yotkom Medical Centre . June 2015
We have a lot of admiration and confidence in our building project manager , Andrew Kilama to complete the task to a high standard by October 2015.
We need another $25,000 AUS by then to complete the construction .
Please consider donating toward this by clicking on the GIVE NOW tax deductible link on the right hand side of this web page.
The medical team of 30 currently working in rented facilities are very excited about the pending move.
X Rays assist the doctors greatly in diagnosing and treating.
The machines draw a lot if power so our solar system cannot cope with the demand. The network power is disrupted frequently so we have wanted a generator for sometime to minimise work disruption.
We want to thank so many generous people who gave specifically to this purchase !