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Hundreds Embrace Free Medical Services in Agago

Dr Lakor Francis, a Dental Surgeon at Mulago National Referral Hospital disclosed that the team carried out diagnosis and treatment of various ailments including influenza, tuberculosis, cough, ulcers, and malaria and de-worming among others. More than 500 people benefited from the camp.
Dr Francis Lakor, a Dental Surgeon at Mulago National Referral Hospital speaking to URN

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Hundreds of patients with different ailments have benefited from free medical treatment, part of the annual Rotary Family Health Days held in Agago district. The days are set aside to save and improve the lives of children and families who lack access to preventative healthcare.                     

This year’s Family Health Days started with a free medical camp held at Akwang Secondary School located in Taar Parish in Paimol Sub County by the Rotary Club of Kampala-Naalya in partnership with Agago District Health Department.  

Dr Lakor Francis, a Dental Surgeon at Mulago National Referral Hospital disclosed that the team carried out diagnosis and treatment of various ailments including influenza, tuberculosis, cough, ulcers, and malaria and de-worming among others.   More than 500 people benefited from the camp.  

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The team also carried out health awareness; immunization, treatment of various ailments including HIV testing and counselling. However, Ben Francis Ocen, a retired Headteacher says that a few individuals embraced HIV testing and counselling for fear of stigma. 

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The medical camp according to Dennis Jjuuko, the club’s President is a signature program for Rotarians to provide health care to Ugandans.  Gulu district will host the official launch of the program on Saturday, April 6, 2019.    

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Rotarians are also constructing a modern computer laboratory complex at Akwang S.S. The laboratory expected to be complete in June is estimated to cost 150 million Uganda Shillings. It will house at least 50 computers to facilitate information and technology studies in the remote village school.   

With over 600 students, Akwang S.S started as a community school in 2003 at the peak of the Lord’s Resistance Army – LRA insurgency. The government took over its management in 2009.