The Brickworks has been working with Medic Assist International to raise funds for the construction of a new Primary Health Care Centre for the Diocese of KajoKeji. The construction was completed at the end of 2016 and the clinic can open as soon as the security situation in KajoKeji improves. Meanwhile staff training is in progress.
With so many South Sudanese living in refugee camps in northern Uganda, The Brickworks has sponsored 48 radio programmes promoting peace, reconciliation and trauma healing to be transmitted into the refugee camps in local languages. The programmes will be made by Faithline Ministries which has recently opened a branch in Uganda.
Having been involved in successful open air clinics like the one in the photo and mobile clinics in Yei, South Sudan, The Brickworks is keen to explore whether it can partner with the church to use the skills of displaced health staff from Martha Clinic to offer something similar to the South Sudanese refugees now in the refugee camps of northern Uganda.
The Brickworks sponsors Asiki (on left) who is training to be a Clinical Officer at the International Health Sciences University in Kampala. He is pictured with our Secretary, Poppy Spens, and with Edward Lemi. Edward was also studying at IHSU, a year ahead of Asiki, and his dream is to train as a doctor.
Over the past four years, about 25 staff from the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester have made visits to Yei, as part of the link with Yei Civil Hospital. The teams work alongside local staff, training, encouraging, learning suggesting things and even fixing broken hospital equipment. Due to the security situation in South Sudan at the moment, we are considering sending a team to work at the KajoKeji Health Training Institute in Arua, northern Uganda. The photo shows one of the teams at the end of their visit in November 2015. Find out more >