To help children, you must address the problems affecting them. Through targeted projects, HEED is working to improve access to the essentials one remote community needs to thrive.
HEED is working to bring improved health through our school nurse and other programs.
Uganda has one doctor for every 8,300 people; one of the lowest in the world. Kyakitanga village is about 25 miles from the nearest government health clinic, and not one person in the village owns a car. To help bring improved health to the children, a qualified school nurse was hired to staff the Ebenezer Schools Sick Bay. Our nurse is the first trained medical person in the area. The students’ health improved quickly with this new, consistent access to health care.
HEED has provided several other medical interventions to the community including week-long medical outreaches, community health workshops, consistent fluoride and anti-parasitic treatments for students, reproductive health training, reusable menstrual kits, vision testing and glasses, and distribution of hundreds of malaria nets.
HEED hopes to one day open a clinic for the community, and several current students have dreams to enter the medical field so they can serve their community.
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Nurse Lydia staffs the schools’ Sick Bay.