We also worked with the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Arua to improve treatment for patients with tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistant TB in the hospital’s isolation ward. We also assist with TB screening in the outpatient department and across the West Nile region to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment.
In Kasese and Kitawenda districts, we provide early HIV screening, treatment, and follow-up to communities living around lakes George and Edward. In collaboration with the MoH, we tailor these services to the specific needs of these communities. In Kasese, we run a youth-friendly, ‘one-stop’ clinic integrated in a local health center, offering sexual and reproductive health care, in addition to the general outpatient services, for adolescents and young adults. Services include health promotion and education, prevention, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, safe abortion care, peer support, and counselling.
In the refugee settlements in Arua and Terego districts, we provide clinical and psychological care for victims of sexual and gender-based violence, safe abortion care, and m/node/95339.
MSF supported the national COVID-19 response with triage, testing, vaccinations for patients with comorbidities, and case management at Arua regional referral hospital and case management at Entebbe hospital. We also vaccinated 270,000 people in Kasese.
During the elections in January, we set up a triage area for possible victims of political violence at Mulago hospital in Kampala.