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Bunyangabu District Received Personal Protective Equipment Worth UGX 25 Million To Support Health Team In The Fight Against Poor Sanitation And COVID-19 In The District
Amidst the global pandemic of the COVID-19 virus, FINISH Mondial revised her strategies to ensure execution of the programme in order to meet the targets and necessary reporting deadlines. This is done through re-planning and/or re-programming project activities, creating new ways of working via different tools and methods without causing any effect of the pandemic on staff, results, operations, stakeholders and beneficiaries. The team is working with Village Health Team Members (VHTs, District task team members and sanitation monitors to reach intended communities during this country lockRead More
Saved by the Amref Health truck during the COVID -19 Lock down in Amuru District
Many health services were interrupted during the lockdown in Uganda. Lack of transport means for expectant mothers was among the major challenges Uganda faced. Here is a story of one of the women in the rural district of Amuru who was saved by the Amref Truck. Aloyo Paska lives in Lamola village, Coke Parish, Lamogi Sub County. She lives with her father In law Michael, her husband Peter lives and works in Nwoya district neighboring Amuru District. Paska’s does not have any source of income, she fully depends on her father - In- law and digging other people’s gardens for a smRead More
Amref Uganda Donates to Ministry of Health, items worth 447million shillings towards COVID-19 response
Amref Health Africa in Uganda, donated assorted medical items and equipment worth sh447m, to the COVID-19 national task force response fund. The items, including sanitisers, masks, overalls, Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and waste management kits, among others, were handed over to the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, at the Ministry’s headquarters in Kampala. Dr Patrick Kagurusi, the Head of Programmes at Amref Health Africa-Uganda, said they have also supported over 2,000 community health workers/ village health teams that are sensitising households on how to avoid conRead More
Why FGM has persisted despite a stringent law in place
The Woman Member of Parliament for Bukwo district in Uganda , Hon. Evelyn Chemutai says despite a stringent law in place some women practice FGM in a hidden manner in the Sub Counties of Riwo, Kabei, Kortek and Chepkwasta .
She however says that some women who borders West Pokot cross to Kenya and are cut from there.
She recalls that in 2018 three women were arrested and two were detailed for practicing FGM.