In Uganda, Edward Mika and his team are continuing to deliver basic health training and mosquito nets to breast feeding, pregnant mothers and vulnerable women following the donations from the Chalke Valley Lent Project.
“We distributed 200 Mosquito nets for both locations of Gobor and Mijale.
We trained 48 breast feeding Mothers, 20 pregnant mothers , a total of 68 mothers received the training
and mosquito nets. In addition 32 children under five years, including some vulnerable women, received Mosquito nets in Mijale.
While in Gobor there were 57 breast feeding mothers, 24 pregnant mothers, with a total of 81 mothers who received training and mosquito nets. 19 children under five years, including some vulnerable women, received mosquito nets.
In summary, a total of 149 women received training on Family Planning, Malaria prevention and Hygiene Education. 51 Children under five years, including some vulnerable women, also received mosquito nets.
So far we have done four training sessions and we are going to do 2 more trainings in Blomonik and Yangani refugee settlement camps next week.
I have seen that this kind of training is very cost effective and will have a positive impact in the communities, especially on the issue of the family planning and the most common preventable diseases.
This picture below is of a pregnant mother in Mijale. She is call Joice Yapata with her one child called Gladis Kade who is staying at home due to lack of School fees.
The photo is taken from inside as you can see an old Mosquito net hung on the bed. She is very happy today because she has received new mosquito nets for her with the husband and the one of her child, and she said they will be protected from malaria due to Mosquito bite. She thanked the CRESS team and the Diocese so much.
The photo below is of a the home of Ayuyu Betty a pregnant mother in Gobor, with her three children aged 9, 6 and 2 years. She also has an old Mosquito net hanged on the bed. She is happy to have received 3 mosquito nets. She said this is a rescue to her and her children and said she will now be able to protect her self and her children too. She congratulated the CRESS team and the Diocese of Liwolo for the wonderful help given to them.”