Promoting preventive care in rural Uganda through medical camps and health education
Can you imagine walking for 3-5 miles to reach a nearest health facility? This is the reality of many people in rural Uganda where access to good health care facilities is an agonizing experience.
To address this difficulty, URF partners with medical students from University of Minnesota to run a series of medical camps during July and August, 2013. During the medical camps, over 1500 received basic screenings, treatment, dental care, as well as HIV testing and counseling. The HIV/AIDS component is handled by our partner, TASO (The AIDS Support Organization) in Masaka. A local doctor, dentist, URF nurses, as well village health workers form a core part of the medical camp team. The group also conducts health education talks in schools.