When an Ebola outbreak was declared in September 2022, our teams managed the construction and installation of six Ebola treatment centers. As well as managing and supporting treatment, we worked to prevent the spread of the outbreak by sending outreach teams to conduct health promotion; infection prevention control measures; water, sanitation and hygiene activities; and provide epidemiological expertise in five districts of the country: Mubende, Kassanda, Kampala, Masaka, and Jinja.
In Kasese district, we continue to run a dedicated clinic for adolescents aged 10-19 inside a Ministry of Health center. The clinic offers a broad range of medical services tailored to adolescents’ needs, including sexual and reproductive health care, with a specific focus on pregnant teenagers, treatment for HIV and sickle cell disease, as well as social and mental health support. Our teams also provided sexual and reproductive health care and mental health support to the mainly South Sudanese refugees living in Omugo and Imvepi camps.
In 2022, we handed over to the Ministry of Health the HIV project that we had been running for fishing communities in Kasese since 2015. We also started the handover of our HIV and tuberculosis program in Arua district, which we aim to complete in 2023.