*‘Vulnerable and marginalized groups in societies are often less likely to enjoy the right to health. Three of the world’s most fatal communicable diseases - malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis - disproportionately affect the world’s poorest populations, placing a tremendous burden on the economies of developing countries. Conversely, the burden of non-communicable disease – most often perceived as affecting high-income countries is now increasing disproportionately among lower income countries and populations’*

*WHO Medicentre factsheet

  • Gunjur has a population of approx 25,000 people. There is a general lack of functioning health facilities and good medicines are often not available and can be costly to purchase
  • What has been achieved
  • Kajabang health centre built
  • Ongoing eye programme in partnership with Zayed regional eye centre supporting people with cataract and other ocular surgeries and support
  • Eye testing and distribution of prescription glasses
  • Women's health workshops
  • Malaria awareness workshops and campaigns
  • Funded individuals emergency treatments and sometimes surgery
  • Ongoing funding of individuals prescription medicines for life threatening illness such as heart diseases
  • Donated over 2000 mosquito nets
  • More help required
    Fund more health workshops and awareness campaigns
  • Fund a registered nurse to make visits for school health checkups
  • Ongoing support for the eye clinic
  • Malaria and immunisations campaigns
  • Fund FGM awareness workshops
  • Support sexual health workshops

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