Over 60% of children under 5 years of age who live in rural villages of Uganda suffer from health issues, such as diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia. When these children get sick, their parents do not have the resources to provide healthcare. Most families living in villages do not have immediate access to doctors or clinics, or cannot afford medical care.
Our approach focuses on improving the availability and accessibility of basic medicines and products used to prevent and treat illnesses at the rural level, providing medical equipment to understaffed healthcare centers, and financial support as needed. When available, we distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets to villages to reduce the spread of the mosquito-transmitted diseases. Our volunteer physicians and nurses’ works with the rural healthcare centers to treat patients, dispensed prescriptions, give eye exams and provided dental exams as needed.