Our medical camps are progressing well in Gulu community. Yesterday 28/11/12 at Lalia Market we witnessed a tremendous turn of patients and a day before, we were overwhelmed at Unyama Market. All received the necessary checkups, treatment and drugs at a free cost! Today we shall be at Gulu central market and we encourage everyone to turn up. Ticket sales for our first annual marathon are also still going on. Purchase one today at 10,000 (Students) and 25,000 (non students) and help save mothers by equipping the new maternity ward in Unyama health facility in Gulu.
Music is a powerful means of communication. It provides a means by which people can share emotions, intentions, and meanings even though their spoken languages may be mutually incomprehensible. In the pictures, the former child soldiers in Gulu are performing a traditional (Larakaraka) to Norwegian students and volunteers. The traditional dances done by former child soldiers communicate numerous messages of loving one another, the beauty of an Acholi woman, duties of girls and boys, funerals and above all their life after the "bush"(LRA war). Such group gatherings also serve as an opportunity where community members can comfort each other, avoid being idle, learn skills as a group like dancing and most importantly getting friends. For instance, there are some members in the community who up to now haven't located their relatives after the LRA war and have now found new family & friends in the dance group.
In any community, people become ill and require access to health care facilities and treatment. Regardless of the nature of the health issue, the health outcomes depend to a large degree on individuals’ ability to access health care services.