School for Life strongly believes that health and nutrition are an integral part of poverty alleviation.
As part of this philosophy, SFL provides regular healthcare checkups, partnering with Alive Medical Services in Kampala to bring a team of 10 doctors, nurses, nutritionists, counselors and lab technicians to the community. SFL constantly maintains a clean water pump to provide free clean drinking water and reduce water-borne diseases in the community. SFL also educates the primary school students about nutrition and hygiene by providing students with 3 balanced meals each day and teaching children the importance of hygiene and sanitation. Family planning workshops and community outreach programs are conducted regularly to provide the entire community with access to information and resources.
FAMILY PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR THE KATUUSO COMMUNITY
On Thursday July 16th 2015, Katuuso Primary and Vocational School hosted a family planning workshop for all teachers, staff and parents. The workshop was delivered by a medical officer and a midwife from the local clinic in Muduuma to explain the importance of using contraception and to present the range of options available at the clinic, free of charge, to both men and women.
FREE HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY THANKS TO ALIVE MEDICAL SERVICES
This month, we hosted our partner organisation Alive Medical Services at Katuuso to provide free health care to the entire community. Treatment provided included deworming, malaria and HIV testing, treatment for common viruses such a colds and flu, coughs, diarrhoea and pneumonia. The day was a huge success and we are grateful to the Alive team for their hard work.
THE KATUUSO COMMUNITY RECEIVES A FREE MEDICAL CLINIC
We would like to extend a huge thank you to Alive Medical services for visiting Katuuso last week to perform a medical clinic for the whole community.