Excellent news! The Giving Circle announced today it helped 120 poor and vulnerable villagers with medical problems in October. The Giving Circle’s medical clinics treated patients with illnesses ranging from the flu and coughs to more serious illnesses like malaria and typhoid.
The medical clinics at Kagoma Gate and Mutai also delivered five babies, and gave pre-natal care to seven expectant mothers. The Giving Circle is able to provide midwifery services in Uganda thanks to a generous grant from The Soroptomists International of Saratoga County.
Head nurse Lydia Musubika Egessa reported no cases of Covid, but said patients presented with asthma, pneumonia, coughs and flu-like symptoms. Lydia and Dennis, her chief assistant, said the medical clinics treated mostly children in October, but also 16 men and 20 women.
The medical clinics are funded by donations to The Giving Circle www.thegivingcircle.org/donate — and with generous support from Fingerpaint, a Saratoga Springs-based advertising company.
Here’s a photo of mothers waiting to see the nurses at our clinic in Mutai.