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Medical care

In the villages we often meet people in a bad health condition. Juist a few are able to get medical care and treatment. 

If ear infections, typhoid fever, malaria or even tumors and HIV- several people don’t see a doctor for month or even 

years. The mobile clinic of “Give me Hope Africa” is supposed to bring a change. The shopping is already done. Together 

with Peter, thesenior medical clinical officer from Mbale, who will join us weekly to the villages to treat the people, we 

made a list, which includes almost all of the diseases in the villages.  

With the help of th, malaria or even tumors and HIV- several people don’t see a doctor for month or even years. The 

mobile clinic of “Give me Hope Africa” is supposed to bring a change. The shopping is already done. Together with 

Peter, the, who will join us weekly to the villages to treat the people, we made a list, which includes almost all of the 

diseases in the villages. With the help of the list, we bought all the medicine which is needed.  

If the HIV-status is not clear we will have the opportunity to test the people direct in the villages, so in case we will be 

able to start immediately with a treatment. Coming Thursday the mobile clinic will have its first tour up to the villages. 

Not all the people can be treated direct in the villages. Some have to be checked in special clinics. In those cases we 

pay the transport and accompany the people to the hospitals.

The first time we arrived in the village with the mobile clinic, there were around 150 people waiting in front of our 

treatment rooms hoping for medical help. It is not very easy to handle so many people. Best is just to get on with it! 

Everyone helps as much as he or she can. Registering the patients, creating medical records for them, calling the 

patients in to the treatment rooms, giving out the required medication. For many of the people we are their only 

chance to get medical treatment. A large number of them can't even afford the transport to the nearest clinic, let alone 

the money for the treatment. That's why our help is accepted so gratefully. The number of patients waiting when we 

arrive nowadays has decreased a little bit, due to the successful work we have done over the last weeks. Many are 

reporting back to us with positive results. Unfortunately we can’t help everyone that needs help in the area. Many 

require special treatment or surgery. The number of patients requiring special treatment rises at every visit. 

Unfortunately our finances don't allow us to help all of these people. We could only afford additional treatment for a 

few cases. At the moment even the mobile clinic is not operating. This is because our budget does not enable us to 

afford the costs of the medicine and transport. So, dear donors, please keep donating! Then we hope we can get the 

mobile clinic running again to carry on its vital work. 

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Pregnant women

Though Uganda is in the middle of the rain season, we have dared to go to the village. Almost we have not made it. Our 

car got stucked in the mud. Fortunatly you will always find a helping hand in Uganda. For a little financial „Thank You“ 

people cam with timber and shovels. Some breathtaking tries later we were on the road again. GMHA is starting a new 

project. We will support pregnant HIV-postive mothers and give them medical care so their children can be born 

healthy. But sepecially in the village not everyone wants to know their health state. Many people fear the results so 

much that they rather not know. To overcome this fear a counsellor joins us, who is specified in the topic HIV. That was 

very succesful. Every pregant woman out of seven agreed for a test after the counseling. The results were more than 

good: None of them was effected with the virus. We will go up regulary to test pregnant women. In the end of the day 

all women got clothes for the coming babies, soap and needles for each member of the family to prevent an infection 

from one member of the family to the other while removing the worms in the feet.  During the day we were able to 

treat other not-pregnant patients through our mobile clinic. Four of the patients could not have been treated straight 

away. That's why we took them to the hospital the day after where they could get the right treatment for example a 

pluster for an broken arm. 

Medical care