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2014 Uganda Healthcare Team

Traveling From: 8/31/2014 to 9/14/2014; Team Cost: $1475*

Health Care Gulu

Provide health care as part of a long term initiative of the Orthodox Church in Uganda by ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of individuals in Gulu and neighboring villages in northern Uganda. This region has suffered because of civil war and uprisings in neighboring areas.

The 2014 OCMC Health Care Team to Uganda has been invited to visit Orthodox communities and set up rural health clinics. The Team will minister to patients, many who will travel by foot from surrounding areas. The Team will begin its ministry at the Orthodox Mission Center and the Holy Cross Hospital (a ministry of the Orthodox Church of Uganda) in Kampala. The Team will then travel to the Gulu region, north of Kampala.

A great need exists to offer basic health education lessons that will help families and individuals in this region. Hygiene, prenatal and postnatal care of mother and child, when to see a doctor, symptoms and care of PTSD, transmission and treatment of malaria, STD’s, URI, and diarrhea, care of febrile children, women’s and men’s health issues and other topics.

This project was initiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah as part of a long term health care outreach of the Metropolis of Kampala and all Uganda. For over two decades, the Acholi people of northern Uganda have struggled with the consequences of civil war and the pain and suffering that have resulted. While health care in Uganda has improved in this time span, many villages are reliant on non-governmental agencies to cover health care gaps that the Ministry of Health cannot fill due to lack of finances and manpower.

Members will educate and care for people with malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea, stress related illnesses, ulcers, skin diseases, diabetes, eye problems, STD’s, TB, secondary infections from AIDS and other tropical diseases. Medical professionals can give the gift of hope by volunteering their skills in this outreach.

Health care professionals – doctors, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, health care students and other medical personnel – are needed.

Health Care professionals can give the gift of hope and healing by volunteering.

Dates: August 18 – August 30, 2014

Cost: $1,475 + airfare

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God of truth and love: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Hear our prayer for those who do not know You. That they may come to a saving knowledge of the truth, and that Your Name may be praised among all peoples of the world. Sustain, inspire, and enlighten Your servants who bring them the Gospel. Bring fresh vigor to wavering faith; sustain our faith when it is still fragile. Continually renew missionary zeal in ourselves and in the Church, and raise up new missionaries who will follow You to the ends of the world. Make us witnesses to Your goodness full of love, full of strength, and full of faith for Your glory and the salvation of the entire world. Through the prayers of all the missionary saints, Have mercy on us and save us. Amen.
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