Medical aid for refugees in Uganda
Time frame: Nov. 2008 - Dez. 2012
Violence and armed conflicts between government troops and rebel militia in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo forced hundreds of thousands of people in the province of North-Kiyu to flee to the neighbour country of Uganda.
Due to the increasing flow of refugees, the supply possibilities, especially those of medical care in the refugee camps and villages, were soon by far exhausted. Conditions along the Ugandan-Congolese border became increasingly difficult to cope with.
humedica decided to help the refugees in Uganda as quickly as possible. As a first step, humedica participated in providing medical care for newly-arrived refugees and, in addition, offered medical treatment for all camp inhabitants who were in need of medical care. On a second mission in 2012, the humedica team supported health posts in the town of Bunagana and in the refugee camp of Nyakabande, which are both situated close to the border.
Our cooperation with the Hospital of Mutolere turned into a partnership which has lasted up to this day. By providing medicines and medical supplies, humedica continues to improve the quality of medical treatment for the hospital patients in the medium and long term. Moreover, the hospital served as a first contact point for Congolese refugees on humedica’s next aid mission.
Articles about our work for this project
Uganda: Thousands were successfully helped2013/04/17The civil war is still smouldering in the Democratic Republic of Congo although it was officially ended in 2003. Its consequences, such as more than two mil...read more
humedica-Presseschau Januar 2013Januar 20132013/01/14Das humedica-Team im Einsatz und in der Hauptzentrale bemüht sich gleichermaßen um eine möglichst transparente, in jedem Fall aber intensive Projektberic...read more
Uganda: A totally different Advent season2013/01/07While in Germany, at the end of November, people had to face the sudden onset of winter, the physician Sabine Kirchner found herself in Central Africa in ma...read more
Uganda: Dem Geist der Weihnacht so nahAdvent in Afrika2012/12/20Während in Deutschland Weihnachtsgeschenke gekauft, alles für den Heiligen Abend vorbereitet und mit reichlich Plätzchen, Punsch und feierlicher Stimmung...read more
Uganda : Von Königinnen und Gefallenenhumedica-Arzt Leon Gallez berichtet aus Uganda2012/11/27„Ich weiß nicht genau, wo ich anfangen soll. Da sind all die verschiedenen Erlebnisse in meinem Kopf, all die unterschiedlichen Gefühle und Empfindungen...read more