For decades, one of the direst public health challenges in Okere village was access to safe drinking water. For most households, women and girls had to trek for over 4KM to fetch a jerrycan of water from the nearest borehole. For many, the easiest option was to resort to water collection from the unprotected open wells. Because of this, outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery were very rampant in recent years.
Fighting HIV/AIDS in Okere
HIV/AIDS is one of the biggest threats to what we are doing in Okere. So we must make it a key focus point to fight it. Here's what we are trying to do to fight the scourge.
Okere Community Health Centre
We started our community health centre in May 2020.