Fighting Malaria In Uganda
Rotary Club of Kampala Kawempe and Rotary Club of Christiana USA in
partnership with St. Kizito health center III carried out a malaria fight
outreach amongst the elderly people in the slum communities of Kawempe in Kampala district in Uganda.
With malaria being the highest killer disease in Uganda, killing five children every day, an earlier assessment shows that the second vulnerable group after the children is that of the elderly who are struggling with weak immunities and poverty and very many living with orphans or abandoned grandchildren.
As Rotary in partnership with St. Kizito health center Bwaise took the
initiative to avail a mosquito net, medicine, treatment and some basic needs like soap and paraffin to light the houses/homes in support to the elderly.
We (Rotary) partner with local health centers for easy follow up of
beneficiaries after the outreaches and the health centers have been very
helpful in providing medical checkup, vehicles to transport the disadvantaged and making medical prescriptions for malaria treatments and other health challenges.