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The Uganda Rural Health Fund, jointly established by physicians and researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and the Mbarara University of Science and Technology, is dedicated to improving health in the most remote areas of western Uganda. Current efforts are focused in Kasese District, at the base of the Rwenzori Mountains which separate Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Residents of this area, most of whom are subsistence farmers living on less than two dollars a day, suffer a high burden of malaria and other infectious diseases, as well as chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke for which few services are currently available. Emergent needs, such as a Cesarean section for obstructed labor or stroke from uncontrolled hypertension, require long journeys on the back of a motorcycle over often impassable dirt roads.

 

 

Support the Uganda Rural Health Fund

Your gift in any amount helps us improve health and save lives in the most remote, vulnerable parts of Uganda:

  • $5 provides one month’s supply of high blood pressure medications for one patient
  • $10 provides one bed net to prevent malaria
  • $20 provides emergency transportation to the nearest hospital for Cesarean section in cases of obstructed labor
  • $300 provides one examination bed for prenatal care
  • $750 provides 6 months of training and supplies for a village health worker to treat childhood malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia in patients’ villages
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Contact Us

Should you have any questions or would like to discuss your support, please contact:

Mary Margaret Carroll
Senior Executive Director of Development, UNC Medicine
mcarroll@med.unc.edu
919-843-8443

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