Category: Health Care Projects

Women’s Sanitary Health Project
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Women’s Sanitary Health Project

Thanks to the amazing response to our request for new pairs of ladies’ underwear pants the CRESS team took out just under 1,000 pairs in September. These will be given out to the women who attend the CRESS re-usable sanitary pad project in refugee and IDP camps. The women who will lead this training –...

September CRESS Trip
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September CRESS Trip

On September 23rd Dr Jane Guy and Dr Jonathan Cullis will be travelling with Caroline Lamb to Uganda and visiting refugee camps of displaced South Sudanese people. The Aim ** To listen and see what the conditions are like for the refugees. ** Spend time with the women teaching about hygiene and making reusable sanitary...

Knighton Manor Open Day
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Knighton Manor Open Day

All money raised at the Knighton Manor Open Day will go towards the September 2017 trip to the South Sudanese Refugees living the camps in Uganda. The main focus will be to help women and young girls with menstrual health an area often overlooked. We will carry out new underwear but purchase sanitary pads and...

Refugee fund continues to do good
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Refugee fund continues to do good

The refugee fund continues to do amazing things and we were recently able to send money to Fred Taban for the Church leaders so they might buy and distribute food in the camps where the situation remains dire. People walk or cycle many miles to bathe and do laundry due to restricted access and usage of water in...

Clinical Officer appointed at Liwolo Clinic
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Clinical Officer appointed at Liwolo Clinic

We are very excited to announce that Selina Edward Yari from Yei has taken up the role of Clinical Officer (Doctor) at the Liwolo Clinic.  Selina was already giving her time on a voluntary basis but thanks to the amazing Quiz Night at The Dynamo restaurant in Putney earlier in November (organised by Simon Lamb)...

This summer in South Sudan I caught Malaria
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This summer in South Sudan I caught Malaria

This summer in South Sudan I caught Malaria. I wasn’t aware of this until six weeks after we returned to Salisbury but a set of fevers exactly three days apart concerned my GP sufficiently for her to alert Salisbury District Hospital that I would be arriving on the Acute Medical Assessment ward in 40 minutes....

Sometimes it’s the little things
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Sometimes it’s the little things

Over the past few weeks a number of things have happened, small things that make a big difference in South Sudan; often the very things that we might take granted. Such as lockable cupboards for the clinic which were purchased by Joseph in Kampala and now installed!!  Don’t they look smart? While it might seem...

Liwolo Clinic continues to make a difference
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Liwolo Clinic continues to make a difference

Today we visited the Liwolo Clinic which is situated around 1 hour and a half (25 miles!) from the Bishop’s house. It has been running since last September when the team were there for the grand opening. We were really encouraged (Maggie especially as she had seen it in its early form), to see the...

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A day of colour and contrasts.  Our MAF flight was stupendous – fantastic views of Uganda from the sky, the meandering Nile, small communities of tukels, dirt and made up roads, and we landed safely in what looked like a field with a straight line in it just outside Moyo. Our reception committee consisted of...

Latest news from the Liwolo Clinic
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Latest news from the Liwolo Clinic

The clinic in Liwolo is now 8 months old and sees on average 55 patients each day, many walking for several days to visit the clinic. The main illnesses presented and treated are Malaria, Typhoid, and pneumonia. Primary Clinic Aims Reduction of infant and maternal mortality and morbidity rate. Provision of quality health care services...