A Year of Operating Okere Community Health Centre: Successes, Challenges and Future Plans
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda, we started Okere Community health centre in July 2021. One year later, this is our report card.
Water and Sanitation
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.