The growth of our health clinic/birthing center in Kagoma has been astounding, that matched only by its results. The clinic is serving the whole village and people will walk long distances from huts located further out in the bush just to see Elizabeth.
The results: for the first time in this village, this year, there was NOT ONE SINGLE death due to diarrhea, malaria, malnutrition or wound infection!
Because our amazing nurse, Elizabeth, sees so many people, we are about to hire an assistant! Please meet Emmanuel Wangadya (interestingly he was a student of Moses’ and a grad of our Busoga junior school).
For us, even better, in just a couple of months we will have another addition to our clinical team! One of our most special boys, who has been with us from day one! Mwesigwa Denis will graduate nursing school and become our 2nd nurse!! 😭😭😭 We all have tears of joy and pride.
Denis is the brother of Kelly and Mark’s son, Andrew, who passed away from sickle cell anemia. Denis is the perfect example of the good WE ALL have done together. Denis was born with full blown HIV AIDS and was very sick when we first started in Uganda. Today, thanks to his sponsor, and so many of our donors, his health is very good and he is about to be a nurse! He is the first in his family to graduate. He was the first of our sponsored children to go to college. Now, he will be back working with TGCA family…it does NOT get better then this.
The nurse-midwife program is all thanks to Hope Stevens Neikirk & Caren Cenciarini and all their friends and supporters! Our clinic is in GREAT part thanks to the amazing members of the Soroptimist International of Saratoga County.