Projects

Dates: June 19-24, 2016

Locations: Entebbe International Airport, Nexus Hotel (Nansana Wakiso District), Bwaise Orphanage, Egwonnero Life-saving Hospital (Kate Falawo, Kawempe), Pope Paul Memorial Hotel, Kalangala Township, St. Peters Drug Shop, Shuhaada Health Center, Ssese Medical Center, Standard High School (Kampala), Various Other Locations in Kalangala District

Purpose: Support Real Health Uganda and assess the need to expand healthcare services to Kalangala district

Team: Led by Dr. Noh Bonggeun, welcomed by Dr. Busonga, Dr. Okello, and Ps. Okello Sr.

Summary:

The Korean team’s visit to Uganda, spanning from June 19 to June 24, 2016, was marked by a series of impactful engagements aimed at supporting healthcare initiatives and assessing healthcare needs, particularly in Kalangala district. The activities encompassed various locations and involved interactions with local communities, healthcare facilities, and educational institutions.

Day 1 (June 19):

  • Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, greeted Receieved by RHU executives.
  • Check-in at Nexus Hotel, Nansana Wakiso District.
  • Visit to Bwaise Orphanage to deliver supplies and assess needs.

Day 2 (June 20):

  • Organizing drug lists for donation.
  • Visit to Egwonnero Life-saving Hospital to interact with staff and patients, followed by participation in the launch of the strategic plan and partners gala at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel.

Day 3 (June 21):

  • Currency exchange and logistical preparations.
  • Travel to Kalangala Island via ferry, exploration of the area, and interaction with residents.
  • Lodging at Brovad Sands Lodge.

Day 4 (June 22):

  • Visit to Lake Victoria Education Services, Ssandi Orphanage, and Berry’s Place to assess needs and make donations.
  • Rest and preparation at the hotel for upcoming visits.

Day 5 (June 23):

  • Visits to healthcare facilities in Kalangala Township to assess infrastructure and explore collaborations.
  • Finalization of medicines list for donation, prioritizing malaria treatment for pediatric cases.

Day 6 (June 24):

  • Return to Kampala, visit to Standard High School for donation.
  • Revisit to orphanage to assess utilization of previous donations.
  • Conclusion of official activities and preparation for departure.

Next Steps:

  • Evaluation and reflection on the impact of donations and support provided during the visit.
  • Continued support and engagement with partner organizations and initiatives in Uganda.
  • Consideration of future collaborations and support initiatives to further address healthcare and educational needs in the region.

Conclusion: The Korean team’s visit to Uganda showcased their dedication to supporting healthcare initiatives and addressing the needs of underserved communities. Despite encountering challenges such as bureaucratic hurdles and logistical constraints, the team remained resilient and committed to their mission. Their efforts have left a lasting impact on the communities they visited, laying the groundwork for future collaborations and initiatives aimed at improving healthcare access and quality in Uganda.

This comprehensive activity report provides a detailed account of the Korean team’s activities during their visit to Uganda, highlighting their contributions and achievements. Additionally, expanded details will be posted on the organization’s website to provide stakeholders with further insight into the team’s impactful work in Uganda.

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