The month of May will see the beginning of construction of the Kristina Achuma Clinic in Awake village. Our sister organisation, Achon Uganda Children’s Fund is currently heading to Uganda to begin the groundbreaking. Awake Village is 42 miles from Lira, the site of the nearest healthcare facility. The vast majority of Awake residents cannot afford transportation to Lira or the care offered there. As such, every day, people in this region suffer, and in some cases, die needlessly because they do not have access to routine, preventative health care or emergency medical attention. Our clinic will provide primary medical care including triage and appropriate treatment, disease testing, inoculation, medication dispensing and education. Our staff will be comprised of Ugandan MDs and RNs as well as a general manager and staff augmented by periodic visits from US-based doctors and nurses.
This is a huge fundraising project for us, with the clinic set to cost an estimated $90 000. Which brings me to the subject of our BIGGEST fundraiser for the year! We would love your help to run/walk the 2011 Sutherland to Surf fun run on July 24th. By gaining sponsorship from your colleagues, friends and families to complete the fun run, you will be helping to finance this huge project. Please join our facebook group for more info!