The Rotary Club of Mengo in Kampala Uganda has for several years run a highly successful series of Family Health Days in the local rural villages.
This is a much welcomed service – organised in conjunction with village elders and the community leaders. It covers a wide range of advice from nutrition to disease prevention and takes medics and dentists into the rural villages to provide straightforward medical advice and treatment or referral.
It is not unusual to have over 700 people attending a Family Health Day!
With ABC, the Rotary Club of Mengo aims to add HIV education and support to pregnant women, families and young women of childbearing age attending Family Health Days. Individual medical advice will be offered with great sensitivity and confidentiality and will include offering counselling and testing for HIV. The Rotary Club and its partners are working with the Community Elders and health workers to achieve sustainable outcomes and adoption of good working practices.
The Rotary Club is taking the lead in project implementation and measurement. Financial support is required to cover communication, logistics and simple medical supplies.
There are many ways in which you could help from partnering with a host Rotary Club to buying a simple but much needed item of equipment.
With ABC, Mengo aims to add HIV education and support to the Family Health Day. Together we will offer support to pregnant women, families and young women of childbearing age.