The RMF nutrition team and partners supported the celebration of World Breastfeeding Day by providing nutrition education on the value of breastfeeding and implementing Breastfeeding Week, a seven-day period of activities such as drama shows, dialogues, and mega celebrations at the Reception Centre.
Through a donation from Direct Relief International, RMF delivered 30 midwife kits to Panyadoli Health Centre III. All the midwife kits were distributed to Panyadoli Health Centre III on August 1, 2018 and have been continuously in use from that time.
Panyadoli Health Centre III opened a dental clinic and began to provide dental services. After the construction of the Operating Theatre, the number of surgical referrals has been reduced by half, since some operations can now be performed within the center.
3 sensitization meetings were conducted on awareness of HIV/AIDS, early and forced marriage, GBV causes, and prevention and management; 291 people (94 men, 197 women) attended.
RMF supported victims of war violence by providing 50 screenings, referring 28 victims for medical treatment, following up on the recovery progress of 35 victims, and providing 2 waist belts.
RMF carried out general food distribution (GFD) sensitization, which reached 3,560 individuals. Nutrition team members conducted food demonstrations to educate families on how to eat a balanced diet despite limited resources and food availability.
RMF distributed a variety of vegetable seeds to 650 mothers. The distribution of seeds to mothers in the community is an effort to help mothers improve their diets, as well as the diets of their families. This effort aims to combat malnutrition rates in the camp.
250 dignity kits were distributed to all health facilities in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, providing new mothers with materials to ensure good hygiene for their babies.
We were also able to conduct MCHN (maternal child health and nutrition) programs at the different facilities, reaching 4,453 beneficiaries (2,070 children and 2,382 women).
The Panyadoli Health Centres, located in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement near Bweyale, Uganda, provide healthcare services to over 100,000 refugees from Kenya, South Sudan, DR Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda, as well as members of the host community.
Gony Nyaruon is a 28-year-old refugee from South Sudan. She came to Panyadoli Health Centre III with the complication of obstructed labor. She declined to be referred, and delivered a baby girl weighing 3.6 kg. The baby was severely asphyxiated, so we put her on oxygen and monitored her status. The baby was removed from oxygen after 24 hours because she showed signs of recovery; she began to breathe on her own and started breastfeeding. Gony is still under observation, but showing a positive response to treatment. She is grateful to the team of midwives that managed to help her deliver and kept her baby alive, as well as her neighbors who brought her to the facility.