Happy and Healthy Solutions
Uganda is exposed to a variety of diseases and illnesses, many of which can be treated and even prevented. Our goal is to create solutions that impact our communities long-term. From solar power implementation and sanitized water, to mosquito net distribution and free health clinics, our team is focused on spreading free care and education to help better the lives of those we come in contact with. We believe in helping people and providing them with the knowledge and prevention tools to keep their families happy and healthy.
HEALTHCARE IN EAST AFRICA
As of 2016, the five leading causes of death in Uganda included communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, respiratory tract infections, and diarrheal diseases. The risk factors most responsible for death and disability include child and maternal malnutrition, unprotected sexual activity, multiple sex partners, contaminated water, poor sanitation, and air pollution.
Malaria still claims about 80,000 lives per year, equivalent to an average of 200 people every day
Between 20 and 23% of those dying from malaria are children under the age of
Malaria also accounts for 25 to 40% of sick people going to health facilities, 20% of all sick people who are admitted, and 9-14% of patients who are admitted in health facilities for all diseases and end up dying.
Many people who are treated for malaria are infected again soon after due to the lack of environmental protections, like mosquito nets to protect them at night
Uganda leads in poverty with 80 percent of households living below poverty line compared to only 20 percent of the country in general living in poverty
Up to 26 percent of people are chronically poor and don't have the means to treat illness for themselves or within their family
Most districts lack clean piped water supply
Uganda has the lowest numbers of health facilities compared to other regions of Africa
The region has the highest total fertility rate of 7.9 children per woman compared to the nationwide 6.1 rate
A large population of women do not have access to birth control
Many pregnancies are often a result of sexually assault or exchange in sexual activity to help provide for their families
The region has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates of 8 percent in the country, second only to Kampala
We can talk about making a difference
or we can make a difference
PROVIDING FOR OUR STUDENTS
Thanks to loving donations from our sponsors and volunteers we have not only been able to provide malaria treatments to all of our students at Rays of Grace, but we also received feminine care packages for each of our P7 girls. These care packages included soap, reusable menstrual pads, cleansing products and a cute bag to carry everything in. Teaching these young women how to take care of their bodies and empowering them so they don't feel they need to skip class. We want our girls to know they are valuable and have power over their own lives.