Kitgum Town

Kitgum Town
Kitgum Town

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Medical conditions in Uganda

Here at Yotkom Medical Centre we see a variety of presenting problems,
Trauma, lacerations , broken bones and burns are common.

We use our operating theatre to treat and our X-ray department to help diagnose
Our medical staff are able to manipulate fractures under anaesthesia and apply plasters to immobilise for healing.

We admit patients to our wards with various complaints, including malaria, pneumonia, seizures,
Babies and children are particularly susceptible to infections in this community and Yotkom Medical centre is able to deliver life saving therapy, sending these little ones home to their families .

We can also diagnose in our laboratory tuberculosis and other tropical diseases like schistosomiasis

Dental services begin at Yotkom

This November we are excited to be able to commence a dental service to the community .
The area we service has a population of over 300,000 and people with tooth ache and decay suffer so much without skilled interventions. The Yotkom Medical centre has employed Godfrey as a dentist and Annette as a dental assistant . We have set up a well equipped basic facility and plan to expand this.
In 2018, a dentist from Australia has indicated a willingness to come to Kitgum and assist with ongoing mentoring and teaching.
We believe this is a significant leap forward in our mission to bring wholistic high quality health care to northern Uganda.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Yotkom financial accountability

Yotkom is a registered Non Governmemt Organisation in Uganda.
We take our financial accountability seriously.
We undertake through our administration team to keep up to date financial records in the QuickBooks online accounting program. Our partner organisation in Australia is able to monitor income and expenses on a regular basis.
Recently an experienced accountant , Tim, came to audit our bookwork  and to assist us to prepare end of year financial statememts for the Ugandan taxation authority.
It was an intensive two days, and there was a celebration at the end !

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Yotkom Canteen nears completion

It is going to be very exciting to open our new Africa style Yotkom canteen in the next three weeks.
Final touches are being added. Plumbing . Electricity and equipment.
This facility will help our staff , patients and carers to access good quality food in a timely manner. It is also a potential local income generating source for our project.