Kitgum Town

Kitgum Town
Kitgum Town

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tuberculosis Management approval

The Yotkom Medical Centre has been reviewed and assessed by the Department of Health and been deemed to be a facility worthy of approval to identify TB patients and initiate Tuberculosis treatment using medications provided for free .
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.