The nearest hospital to Myende fishing village on Lake Victoria is over 18Km away. Transport to the hospital would cost over $10 but with no guarantee of getting the right medication after diagnosis by the medical officer as medicines were in most cases out of stock.This proved a challenge to especially pregnant women and children to access medical services.
It is with this background that we partnered with 4Uganda Inc. to construct the first medical centre in this village. The hospital that will serve over 65,000 people was launched this October. Special thanks to American Heritage School, Delray Beach, Florida, USA and Ms. Linda Greenberg for enabling this project.
Bilharzia reduces among island communities
Bilharzia is ranked among the Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa which has affected over 42 million people. It is a common disease among fishing villages on Lake Victoria mainly because of poor sanitation in these communities.
For the last 3 years Chimpanzee Trust has partnered with Dr. Russell Stothard of Liverpool University, UK, to study, test and treat Bilharzia at the sanctuary among the chimpanzees and caregivers as well as communities neigbouring Ngamba Island.
From his last visit in July, Dr. Russell with a team of other doctors had a one day clinic at Kiimi island where they tested over 50 children. Those found with Bilharzia were treated.
Some samples were also taken for further analysis.
We were honoured to host Dr. Jane Goodall to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on 18th January 2014. This is what she thinks of the sanctuary.
Enjoy a fishing trip on Lake Victoria
Have a get away on the cool waters of the 2nd largest lake in the world; Lake Victoria. Take a fishing trip and try your luck at catching a Nile Perch.
We have a wide range of fishing methods although trolling has been the most popular.
All our boats have experienced and trained skippers for every trip. Fishing boats are equipped with fishing equipment, GPS, rain suits and an icebox to keep your drinks cold. All fishing equipment are
available for your use however, if you prefer to bring your own, you are welcome to do so. Our policy is ‘catch and release’.
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