Recent fighting has driven more than 65,000 refugees from DRC into Uganda and an update from RMF’s Panyadoli Health Center in Uganda confirms "the situation continues to be desperate, especially for small children and pregnant women." RMF has provided a large supply of medicines and supplies to Bundibugyo Refugee Settlement and we have been asked to continue supplying medicine that is not being provided by other NGOs. Urgent priorities include additional shelter, water sources, communal kitchens, vaccination clinics for children under five, as well as support to existing health centers.

But there is good news despite the gravity of the situation. Since RMF started supplying medication, equipment and supplies to the health center, patients and the local community at large are thankful for the services provided but also for positively impacting the community attitude. RMF has been able to provide critical support through the Panyadoli Health Center and patients are getting the attention they need.

Nyamatora Charity, for example, a 2-year-old Ugandan national/IDP living with her parents in the resettlement community was admitted to Panyadoli with severe malaria. After three days as an inpatient Nyamatora Charity was discharged following successful treatment. Her mother says, "Ever since we were brought to this settlement as internally displaced people, we have never seen any problems in medical services in this health center. This is especially true when Real Medicine Foundation started supplying medical equipment like drugs, blankets, mosquito nets and many other items. That’s why I myself always have hope of getting fair treatment in Panyadoli Health Centre. What I have loved here most is the work force in all departments are supported by Real Medicine Foundation by employing other staff in different departments has eased the work load of the hospital. Thank you to those who donate funds to Real Medicine Foundation in support of this health center."

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