The government also provides free healthcare through its Ministry of Health facilities which exist in all parts of the country. As is common in sub-Saharan Africa, government medical facilities are often under-staffed and rural facilities often experience delayed deliveries of drugs. This is likely to impact vulnerable children disproportionately, since they are unable to afford to pay any medical fees or for medications at the health facility or from private clinics and pharmacies where they are often referred.
The quality of health influences the quality of life for any individual and subsequently impact development for a community. At OCIA, our health care intervention is focusing on prevention and less on treatment. We do this through community health talks in villages and local schools.
OCIA strives to improve the health conditions of children and Vulnerable Children communities through various programs.
RESPONDING TO OUR COMMUNITY'S HEALTH NEEDS
Our medical program's goal is to provide the highest quality care for the children who come into our hands. We have tested orphans for life-threatening illnesses and diseases, including AIDS, Typhoid, and Hepatitis, Corona Virus.
We also actively support and use donations towards healthcare as when this is needed.
Healthcare is a vital need not only for the
children and pearls living on-site;But for our
community at large.
With an emphasis on prevention and care,Ocia provides love and care for our neighbors by offering sustain,accessibly quality healthcare.
OUR GOAL ; Is to focus on health issues with greatly impact
including Malnutrition,HIV/AIDS,malaria and tuberculosis and
invest in the education of community based members.
HOW YOU CAN HELP ; By donating funds for quality medical,
educational resources and funding for technology and equipment or by joining us on a medical mission trip.
MAL NUTRITION & FOOD INSECURITY
While families struggle to survive off less than $2 US per day, too many Ugandan children suffer from chronic, as well as acute malnutrition. Nearly one-third of all children under the age of five suffer from stunted growth. More than 19% of the children were malnourished. According to the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS), They are dying of hunger.
Malnutrition is the leading cause of death in children here in Uganda. Many children suffer from malnutrition, and as a result their hair turns red and brittle. Their little bodies either become bloated or emaciated and they often die before the age of five.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food.” Matthew 25:35.
Please, help us meet nutrition goals for the least of these.
Recent droughts and hurricanes continue to affect Uganda’s malnutrition rates in children. As we focus on long-term prevention of malnutrition, we invite you to stand with us to advocate for and promote nutritious diets through our malnutrition program.
HOW YOU CAN HELP ; By donating food for quality nutrition,
and funding for mal nutrition development or by joining us on a goal to fight malnutrition rates.
$8 sponsors 64 meals
$24 sponsors 248 meals
$120 sponsors 1796 meals
$168 sponsors 3,240 meals