Category: Health Care Projects

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Clinic update : sterilisation and coronavirus

Cases of coronavirus have begun to show themselves in Uganda. This will, of course, impact on the CRESS funded clinic in Mijale as the virus spreads. We are really pleased to announce that thanks to a grant from a Trust Fund the clinic have just installed a sterilisation unit which runs on power from a...

CATT Counsellors Refresher Training Completed
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CATT Counsellors Refresher Training Completed

12 CATT Counsellors attended the training; 5 from Mijale/Korijo group, 4 from Imvepi/Goboro group and 3 from Belameling/Morobi group along with the CATT trainer, Candia Umar, and the Health co-ordinator, Edward Mika. The aims of the training were to: Improve performances on CATT work Refresh on CATT protocols with difficulties/CATT Case record sheets Share CATT...

Solar Power for Clinic Tukals
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Solar Power for Clinic Tukals

Thanks to a grant from the Seedfield Trust, CRESS has been able to install solar panels on the tukals (homes) of the clinic staff. In Uganda it is dark from 6pm daily so lights will enable staff to study and continue life after dark in the evenings. Lulu, nurse at the CRESS funded clinic in...

CATT Refresher Training
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CATT Refresher Training

CATT (Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy) Training has just been completed in Uganda for those who underwent training last year and have been working as counsellors with South Sudanese refugee children. In just one year these volunteers have helped 255 young people, who have experienced unimaginable trauma due to the civil war in South Sudan. Lulu,...

RUMPS Training under way in 2020
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RUMPS Training under way in 2020

The first RUMPs (Reusable Menstrual Pads) training sessions of 2020 was completed last week in the refugee camps 3 hours drive from Arua. Jeska Poni, Education Coordinator, and Edward Mika, Clinical Officer at the CRESS funded clinic in the Mijali, journeyed out to the refugee camps to start the three-day training programme. The training programme...

Huge thanks for drugs received at the clinic
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Huge thanks for drugs received at the clinic

Thanks to fundraising efforts in the UK, which included the Christmas Cheer event,  the CRESS funded clinic in Arua received all the drugs they requested. The drugs they received are vital in treating many of the diseases the clinic sees every month. In January the clinic treated 96 cases of uncomplicated malaria and 27 malaria...

RUMPS training in bush settlement Gobor
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RUMPS training in bush settlement Gobor

Thanks to Womens’ World Day of Prayer generous grant CRESS team were able to do some RUMPS (Reusable Menstrual Pads) training in Gobor in rural Northern Uganda. The women attend a three day course which also teaches them about the menstrual cycle, family planning and hygiene. This is the first such training for CRESS this...

New baby girl and what it means to have maternity facilities in Mijale
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New baby girl and what it means to have maternity facilities in Mijale

Keeley Isaac is one of the most adorable baby girls. She was delivered on the 2nd November 2019 at 03:13am EST in the Cress UK funded Clinic in Mijale. At birth, Keeley weighed 2.8kgs with an Apgar score of 9/10. Her parents Mr. Sokiri Isaac and Ms. Kade Florence – Baptist church ministers and residence...

£5000 granted to the reusable sanitary pads (RUMPS) project
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£5000 granted to the reusable sanitary pads (RUMPS) project

The National Committee of Women’s World Day of Prayer, England, Wales and Northern Ireland has just granted CRESS a life changing £5000 towards the provision of reusable sanitary pads and underwear for South Sudanese refugee women and girls. A huge thank you to the committee and we will keep you up to date with how...