By Aaron Sseruyigo
In the bid to offer free accessible healthcare services within the rural communities across Uganda where natural inclination of help would not reach, Precious Kids Foundation (PKF) has organised a mega medical camp in Kayunga.
The charity organisation says the concentration of doctors, healthcare workers and facilities is more in urban communities leaving the rural areas experiencing an alarming scarcity of both trained healthcare personnel and well-functioning healthcare facilities.
The medical camp will be organised at Nkokonjeru Health Center III, Kayunga district from 10th – 12th September.
With more sessions than ever and dedicated treatment exercise, Precious Kids Foundation believes the initiative will benefit over 5000 people.
The camp will offer maternal care, eye care service, dental care and related general cases, sickle cell screening/HIV/ AIDS and cancer screening.
Other free services will include malaria testing and treatment, a health workshop and reusable menstrual pads, family planning and nutritional assessment and many more.
Precious Kids Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organisation that strongly believes there are many orphans, underprivileged children and widows that would otherwise not receive the help and care that the charity provides.
“We acknowledge the fact that the Uganda Bureau of Statistics have always been rated with a seal of excellence in regard to quality of service delivery and data analysis. We therefore wish to make a reference to the health surveys that were implemented by Uganda bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the Ministry of Health from 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016.
“In these particular reports, the data set showed the different health aspects that are affecting the people of Uganda especially in rural communities hence our much needed medical intervention,” a statement from the organisation reads.
The Charity proactively also employs community members, capitalizing on their skills, gifts and talents, enabling them to advance in their goal of self sustainability while caring for the children and teaching them productivity.