Health and Nutrition
Generally, challenges experienced by the public in accessing health care in northern Uganda include regular stock-out of medication, absents of medical staff, lack of regular and emergency transport to health facilities, limited awareness of proper hygiene and nutrition standards and lack of the capacity to meet such basic standards for their families, one known outcome is high levels of iron- deficiencies in children.
In a way of dealing with this challenges, Link to Progress’ integrated program component of Health and nutrition provides for a contribution to schools’ lunch programs where the schools’ lunch is supplemented with nutrients needed for good health, planting of fruit trees at the school to complement the diet of the children and a five days’ medical check for children that is done once a year.
In October 2021, a medical camp for children was jointly organized by Link to Progress and the Oyam district local government and it was held at Loro health center 3.
The camp provided a variety of services to over 600 children and caregivers including awareness creation through health related information, free medical checks, nutrition assessment, treatment for children below the age of 12, and referral of complicated cases for specialized treatment.
Water sanitation and hygiene (WASH)