COVID-19 Response in Uganda

Eighty four percent (84%) of Ugandans live in rural areas with 67% of the population living in poverty.  Majority of these populations lack access to quality health care stemming from a number of issues such as: lack of adequate investment in rural health systems and health workers choosing not to work in remote areas due to low pay, lack of incentives to retain health workers, and poor working conditions. All these, and more, are exacerbated during times of great need, such as in the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

Routine healthcare, as well as region specific epidemics, such as HIV, neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and other diseases are still putting a strain on Uganda's already frail healthcare system. Therefore, REMI East Africa is responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic and collaborating with local clinics and hospitals, global partners, and leaders in the country to ensure the most vulnerable are tested and treated for COVID-19 and are educated and empowered to prevent the spread of the virus. 

REMI East Africa is asking for your support through donations to ensure our work continues to heal and positively impact Uganda's poorest individuals, families, and communities. 

Funds raised will go directly to COVID-19 prevention and treatment projects, such as hygiene education, providing mental health resources for communities and health workers, purchasing personal protection equipment, and supporting local partners responding to COVID-19.

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Ryan Rohde 
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Madison, WI
Rose Nakame 
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