Hundreds of people from Acholi sub-region and beyond turned up at Kaunda grounds to commemorate the Acholi Cultural Festival, the first of its kind. #Karincommunity used this opportunity to extend the vital health care services to the community. Many received free checkups and our ambulance
Final preparation for #karinmarathon2018. This is our first annual charity run to save mothers and its getting bigger and better. Join the rest of the community in Gulu to help achieve our noble cause of equipping our new maternity at our health facility in Unyama by purchasing your ticket today.
#karinmarathon2018 is in high gear now. Madam Hope (ED) together [...]
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.
Did you know that between Jan & Sep 2017 the immunization coverage was at 44% (7/16) in Northern? This means that many children go without being vaccinated against the killer diseases. Karin Community Initiatives is providing hope to the unprivileged children by sensitizing mothers and having all the vaccines
Current participants had a chance of recapping the outcomes of their exchange program for the past six months. Also, the exchange fellows expounded on some of the activities they are currently undertaking, their achievements and their future plans as they get into the second half of the program.
Karin Community initiatives is taking community health insurance (CHI) mobilization to a whole new level in Liyak. Members of the community got a chance to have their blood pressure tested at a completely free cost and also an exciting opportunity to enroll in the health insurance scheme.
Community Health Insurance is the best way to make health care cost very affordable to the community and Karin Community Initiatives Uganda has created this opportunity to the Gulu community. Our community health team is reaching out to the community and spreading the word.