Author: Naomi Booth (Naomi Booth)

Kitchen for the DOL Office
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Kitchen for the DOL Office

We are pleased to let you know that the planned kitchen for the office, which was grant-funded, is now complete. Alex Kenyi has written to us to let us know how having a proper kitchen area will improve life at the DoL office. Dear Caroline It is good to tell you that the Kitchen is...

COVID-19 Emergency Program Progress
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COVID-19 Emergency Program Progress

CRESS UK have just received the first progress report from the program to help the refugee communities in Imvepi Refugee Settlement and Kerwa Subcounty in Yumbe district deal with the coronavirus outbreak. 110 hand washing containers have been delivered. 867 families received 6 bars of soap each so they can practise good handwashing habits essential...

COVID cases increase – lockdown extended
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COVID cases increase – lockdown extended

This is the 11th week since the first Coronavirus case was reported, the numbers are increasing. The president gave his speech Monday the 1st of June, 2020. He has extended the lockdown for one more month with the same measures, especially for the bordering Districts. Cases are now coming up with positive results for Ugandan...

Bosco is volunteering and week 10 COVID lockdown
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Bosco is volunteering and week 10 COVID lockdown

The Ugandan government removed the non-Ugandan confirmed COVID-19 cases which were truck drivers, which put the total confirmed cases to 264. The non-Ugandans were 104 reducing the total numbers confirmed to 160 as from week 9. Now, week 10 stands at 281 confirmed cases. No deaths, 4 recovered this week, so the total recoveries stands...

Evaline Poni on studying to be a nutritionist
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Evaline Poni on studying to be a nutritionist

Evaline Poni has this year started studying for a Diploma in ‘Home Economics and Community Nutrition’ at  Bukalasa Agricultural School. She will graduate in 2024. She says: I greatly thank God for the wonderful blessings given to me through the work of CRESS. They have contributed to the beginning of my success and achievement and...

Update from Yari Celina – Student Midwife
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Update from Yari Celina – Student Midwife

Yari Celina is currently volunteering in the CRESS funded Clinic in Mijale as all the colleges are closed due to the Carona Virus. Celina was due to complete her Certificate in Midwifery at the Lira School of Nursing and Midwifery in December this year. As we reported the other week, is helping Midwife Bethy deliver...

Rainwater harvest system at the clinic
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Rainwater harvest system at the clinic

A new rainwater harvest system has been installed with funds raised through a grant application in the UK. The rainwater harvesting system has brought a great impact in the following ways,  it has enabled easy accessibility of water for both the clinic and patients. it has also reduced water bills/cost of purchasing water. it has...

Coronavirus Update 21th May
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Coronavirus Update 21th May

The president of the country (President Yoweri Museveni, pictured) has extended the lockdown by 3 weeks. He is easing the lockdown in the districts which do not have borders. Currently, Uganda stands at 264 total confirmed cases. Sixty-five (65) Recovered and Zero deaths. Most confirmed cases are the truck drivers from the neighbouring countries. DOL...

CRESS Student Volunteering in DOL Office
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CRESS Student Volunteering in DOL Office

We have asked the tertiary level students to let us know how they are getting – all the colleges still being closed due to coronavirus. Murye Scopas, a college student studying Software Engineering, is currently volunteering in the DOL office and helping with IT. He has got really stuck into his work there and has...

Maternity Services at CRESS funded Clinic
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Maternity Services at CRESS funded Clinic

It is remaining exactly 2 days for the first lockdown to finish with 88 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Uganda now. We are so delighted to announce more deliveries in the clinic with more pregnant mothers attending antenatal care services. Yesterday at exactly 09:45 EST, another new adorable baby boy delivered in the Cress funded...