Health

Why focus on health?

  • Every 3 minutes someone in Africa is diagnosed with HIV
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, there are over 25.6 million people living with HIV, the highest number in the world, and the majority of these are women
  • The centre of our operations, Mayuge District, has a HIV-prevalence rate of 10%, one of the highest in Uganda
  • AIDS-related illnesses are the primary cause of death in women of child-bearing age
  • Around 29% of children in Mayuge are at risk of malnutrition
  • 7000 women aged 15-24 are newly infected with HIV each week in Sub-Saharan Africa

We provide quality community health-education and support to communities in need with particular emphasis on developing HIV/AIDS awareness, reducing its spread and helping those diagnosed.  

 

We have been running HIV/AIDS clinics and awareness sessions for almost 20 years. Kathy’s Centre now provides a permanent hub for this life-saving education and also for our HIV/STI testing and counselling programme.

 

In partnership with other providers, we also regularly offer drop-in health clinics and education sessions on topics such as nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, and vision. 

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