About Medaid United Kingdom
We are a UK registered Charity established with the vision of providing essential health care to underprivileged in remote villages in Uganda and other parts of Africa. We aim to inspire the education of disadvantaged children, empower youth, women and refugees to make them to be self sustainable. At Medaid UK we’re raising funds and promoting initiatives to save the lives of disadvantaged children who need basic healthcare services and clean water. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing disadvantaged children in the local communities. Our vision is setup health centres and hospitals in remote villages. We have supported our partner Medical Aid Uganda and to built 100 beds Adwir Community Hospital in Alebtong district Northern Uganda and Alemere Medical Aid Community Health Centre in Amolatar district Northern Uganda. We have also drilled boreholes in schools and remote villages in Lira district and Kaliro to provide clean drinking water for children and the rural communities. We have worked in partnership with other UK Charities and distributed water filtration kits (Aquaboxes) to schools, refugee camps and remote villages in Northern Uganda.
Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives these children.
Save and improve the lives of the disadvantaged children by establishing community sustainable healthcare infrastructure and services in remote villages where access to basic primary healthcare services is a problem.
Improve the living conditions and health of the disadvantaged children and the communities faced by disasters as a result of war or national causes by providing Emergency Medical Clinics and Humanitarian Relief Aid.
Improve the living conditions of the disadvantaged children and communities by working with them to improve their literacy and establishing income generating and self sustainable programs.
Provide high quality healthcare services and oral healthcare and dental services to disadvantage children, women and the rural disadvantaged community in remote villages where access to basic health care is not available,
Inspire world of education of disadvantaged talented and intelligent boys, girls, refugees, and orphans
Empower youth, refugees and women to help them to be self reliance and employed
End poverty of disadvantaged rural communities by supporting sustainable farming and climate change mitigation.
Help rural villages and school children access clean drinking water
Alemere Medical Aid Community Health Centre
Alemere Medical Aid Community Health Centre II is a charity medical centre located in Amolatar district northern Uganda. The health centre is established in the remote rural village of Alemere, Amolatara district, in Northern Uganda because of the health inequalities between children from rural compared to urban, from low income compared to high income and children from mothers of low education compared to educated mothers. As indicated by the data from Uganda Department of Health Statistics below, child mortality rate of children from rural, low income and whose mothers are uneducated have high mortality rate. There is high child mortality rate of children from the rural with low income and whose mothers are uneducated (140 per every 1,000 live births) compared to children from the urban with high income and whose mothers are educated (80 per every 1,000 live birth). It is because of these health inequities why Medical Aid Uganda decided to establish Alemere Medical Aid Community Health Centre II in the remote village of Alemere, Amolatar district, Northern Uganda to provide the basic and essential healthcare services to save the lives of disadvantaged children, women and poor local communities.
Alemere Medical Aid continues to pursue its vision to provide high quality healthcare services to save and improve the lives of disadvantage children, women and the rural poor community of Alemere amidst financial challenges it faced. All donations received is spent towards saving and improving the lives of disadvantage children, women and the poor local communities within Amolatar District and the surrounding areas in Northern Uganda.
How We Got Started
A visit in December 2000 to the remote rural village of Adwir Alebtong District Northern Uganda by one of our Trustee gave us a challenged to do something towards the healthcare needs of the local community. The community did not have access to basic healthcare services and the nearest hospital is over 70 miles away. Children were dying from simple but curable diseases. Babies were dying from septicaemia following barbaric removal of “milk teeth buds” with a bicycle spoke. Village blacksmith extracts teeth in the street with hand made equipment not sterilised and with no anaesthetic.
The local community have a very strong traditional belief in handling dental cases in children. Once a child has fever it results in an inflammation of the gum,which is presented as a white swelling in the gum. The traditional healers and the local communities believe that it is “False Teeth” (GIDOG). They believe that it must be removed if a child has to survive. The blacksmith carry out crude method of extractions by digging the false teeth with sharp ends of bicycle spoke, with no sterilisation and anaesthetic which subjects children to lots of severe torture, pain and exposing them to other serious infections.
Since these people are not train and the method used is dangerous, they end up causing more destruction either by removing the wrong tooth, braking the tooth, dislocating the jaw and in most cases the wounds are not treated properly which exposes children and patients to more serious infections.
It is for these reasons that Medaid United Kingdom was established.
Please join us and make a donation to bring relief to these children, provide basic and essential healthcare, oral and dental care to these children.
Where We Are Now
- Built 100 beds Adwir Medical Aid Community Hospital Alebtong District in Northern Uganda
- Established Alemere Medical Aid Community Health Centre in Amolatar District in Northern Uganda
- Support the establishment of Community Action For Social Economic Transformation empowering youth and women
- Supported Sustainable Farming and Climate Change Mitigation of rural farmers to alleviate poverty and mitigate climate change.
- Supported the education of underprivileged children in Northern, Eastern and other parts of Uganda by distributing textbooks, science laboratory equipment, educational equipment and materials.
- Supported provision of clean drinking water by drilling bore holes and distribution of water filtration kits in remote villages, school, and refugee camps in Uganda.
- Supported oral health care in Northern Uganda by setting Mobile Dental Surgeries and distributing dental surgeries to remote health centres and hospitals in Northern Uganda.
Saving Lives & Transforming lives of Children, Youth, Girls, Women, Refugees and Families Since 2001
Dental and Mobile Dental Surgeries Donated to rural hospitals and health centres
We've Raised over £400,000 to:
- Provide high quality healthcare services and oral healthcare and dental services to disadvantage children, women and the rural disadvantaged community in remote villages where access to basic health care is not available,
- Inspire world of education of disadvantaged talented and intelligent boys, girls, refugees, and orphans
- Empower youth, refugees and women to help them to be self reliance and employed
- End poverty of disadvantaged rural communities by supporting sustainable farming and climate change mitigation.
- Help rural villages and school children access clean drinking water
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