Voices from the field

A TALE OF DEFYING SOCIETAL CONSTRUCTS.

Tom (not real name) a resident of Jumbe, the youngest child in a family of five’s life had always seemed to be a viscous cycle of misery. He lost his parents to stress related complications following murder allegations against an in-law in 2012 and with that, his life continued to spiral out of control. Basing …

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NAWOU CONDUCTS INTERVENTION FOR FAMILY FACING THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19.

When her husband left his family two months before the Coronavirus pandemic hit the country, Grace (not real name) was left devastated, uncertain of how she would single handedly fend for her five children. Her husband Timothy (not his real name) had moved to Kampala to seek means of survival for their family but this …

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FROM FLOUTING THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS, TO PROTECTING THEM.

In Atirir, Amudat district, NAWOU Community Based Action Team (COMBAT) members Loesekol John, Lopeile Pembe David among others spearheaded an operation in delivering expectant mothers to health centers using their motorcycles.  This arrangement was introduced after the community identified Loesekol and Lopeile as model community members. These men respect the rights of their own wives, …

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The Motorcycle Ambulance Group

Bruno Oryegiu, Zombo District Despite the current lockdown, I continue to serve community as part of the “Motorcycle Home Ambulance Teams” in Zombo District that transport vulnerable people from their homes to health services and back. The country’s lockdown caused us to be very creative. Many public transport service providers including motorcycles have been suspended. …

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