Developing the quality of maternity care in Kumi District.
One of the strengths of being a relatively small charity is that we are flexible enough to work with groups and individuals with particular interests that match our own. Therefore when a group of people mainly medics from the Nottingham hospitals expressed an interest in supporting healthcare in Ngora District we were happy to be able to support them with contacts and local knowledge.
Healthcare in Teso is a fragile thing with a mix of open access government facilities which typically lack doctors and drugs and larger private hospitals which struggle through having to charge very poor people fees for life-saving support and typically operate on the basis of ‘treat first and worry about the money later’.
The Nottingham group are committed to supporting the healthcare facilities through fundraising for projects, and visiting to provide training and expertise.
They have provided solar power to save on electricity costs and allow caesarian sections at night during the frequent power outages and have installed new water reclamation tanks to ensure that there is a steady water supply.