Our Mission for the health camps is to promote the right to better health and control general diseases by promoting community health care.
The target is to have one health camp per quarter totaling to 20 Health Camps by 2024.
Uganda after celebrating a Golden jubilee of independence is still struggling to provide basic health care facilities to its citizens. Provisions for basic health care services especially in rural areas are very few. It’s an understood reality that the elderly fall way behind in receiving these services.
What is McBern planning to do?
An important plan for us to do for the elderly is to help them with health care. We plan to organize health camps in different villages in Mukono district for a start and later spread it out to other parts of the country. We hope to bring nurses and doctors on board to help with their time and expertise especially over the weekends to enable us achieve the target of treating the elderly in the health camps. We plan on having a general camp team that will comprise of a general physician, pharmacist and assistant.
As we acquire more resources, we shall then have specialized health camps with teams of specialized doctors like dentists, gynecologists, orthopedic besides the general physicians, pharmacists and nurses. The health camps will ensure diagnosis, treatment and referrals for general ailments, dental care, gynecological conditions and ophthalmic diseases. These camps will in a special way also focus on preventive health care program through Information, Education and Communication and Behavior Change Communication activities among the community.