German government (ILD) and parish of Hannberg has given support in terms of Bicycles to the Village Health Teams (VHTs). Twenty bicycles have been given out in Busaggula, a parish of Masaka Diocese through Caritas MADDO’s BBK project. This support to the VHTs is aimed at easing their services in the villages. Now that the team has gotten the bicycles, many people’s lives will be saved since the VHT can easily travel to assist the sick at all times. This will also help the health centres to ease tracking of the sick in the villages as there will be easy follow of information.
The health department at Caritas MADDO commemorated the world day of the sick at Kijjukizo Parish under Masaka diocese in Lyantonde District. Marathon race, Cleaning of lyantonde T/C, Blood donation, Health/Medical camps, prayers among others where some of the activates that took place at the venue.
More than 1,400 patients were attended to inclusive of giving free health care services. Many medical assistants participated in giving health care as they diagnosed, tested, treated and gave counseling to the sick. The day ended as the vulnerable people received basic needs like food, soap, sugar and many others which were collected by the Caritas department from different good Samaritans.