Yotkom Uganda is registered in Australia with the Australian Charities and Non for Profits Commission. Yotkom is an acholi word meaning "health". This web site is designed to provide information on the health needs of the acholi community of Kitgum, Northern Uganda. It is also an opportunity to share about the people working as health professionals there and the projects which are being undertaken in the Kitgum community in an effort to improve the quality and availability of health care .
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Tuberculosis Management approval
Tuberculosis is a major health problem in this community and there are increasing numbers of multi drug resistant cases .
There is a link between HIV /AIDS and Tuberculosis and it is likely that Yotkom will receive approval to be managing HIV patients , providing life saving medication for this condition.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Maternal and Child Health construction update
The construction supervisor from Australia, Phil, was recently in site with Andrew Wright to review progress on the new hospital wing. Patrick is the Ugandan builder in charge of this project. The current estimated time for completion is March 2019
We have two large underground water tanks to collect rainwater from our roof
Inside, we are constructing reception counters and about to start tiling.
A container of hospital beds was also recently transported to our site from Kampala .
Working together to ensure transparency
Our team from Australia include Shirley Kampe, our Australian charity Treasurer.
She is spending time working with Faith and the other Ugandan administration team , especially on the Quickbooks billing and accounting package used at Yotkom Medical Centre .
Lynne Pemberton has also been helping with filing in the office.
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