2010 Year End Report

February 4, 2011

Assist the refugee settlement with treating the most prevalent conditions in the refugee population with special attention to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Malaria and Malnutrition.

Over 40,000 residents in the Bweyale region, including 26,000 Ugandan IDPs, Bududa survivors, and Sudanese, Congolese and Kenyan Refugees which are the main target population (we have seen an influx of 10,000 new Ugandan IDPs in October 2010).


  • Provide funding for the conversion of the documents of Kenyan and Sudanese students to Ugandan standards.
  • Provide money to facilitate candidates who sit for their national exams in Masindi. This facilitation includes transport to and from, accommodation, feeding, and the allowance for the teachers who are taking care of them at this place.
  • Completion of the slashing of the RMF office compound at the camp and equipping it for use by John Njoroge.
  • Provide school fees and scholastic materials for all Kenyan refugee school children, and 35 vulnerable Sudanese students.
  • Provide ongoing basic auricular acupuncture for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD).
  • Provide ongoing basic acupuncture protocols for common prevalent conditions seen at the refugee settlement.
  • Provide other support as needed/budgeted to the Kiryandango schools, and community as a whole.

School Support:

The provision of school fees for Kenyan, Sudanese and Congolese school children remains of vital importance for the next 2 years.

RMF/WCF is supporting school fees, scholastic materials, examination fees, conversion of foreign papers to Ugandan papers for candidates, and accommodation fees, feeding, transport to and from, and the allowance for the teachers who take care of the students in Masindi while doing their national exams for the following students:

In summary:

Beth Cole and Daystar Nursery Schools 180
Can Rom and Arnold Primary Schools 456
Panyandoli Self Help Secondary School 161
Total Children Supported 797

31 secondary school children in Senior 4 and Senior 6 will take the national examination for consideration of advancement to Senior 5 and University.


RMF and UNHCR equipped the health centre with pharmaceuticals this reporting period, so the patients had the option either to utilize pharmaceuticals or acupuncture. The majority of the Kenyan refugees prefer acupuncture treatment and others use both acupuncture and pharmaceuticals. Body point acupuncture and the NADA protocol remain vital and helpful options for the community for treating patients’ various illnesses, pain, and psychological trauma. Acupuncture continues to be a vital part of the lives of people in Kiryandongo.


  • A total of 797 School Children were supported (Kenyan, Sudanese, and Congolese): 161 Students at Panyandoli Self Help Secondary School; 223 pupils at Can Rom Primary School; 201 pupils at Arnold Primary School, and 180 children at Beth Cole and Daystar Nursery. All their school fees for the second and third term of 2010 were paid in time.
  • Provision of scholastic materials for two terms, the second and third term.
  • Facilitated candidates and teacher in Masindi with transport to and from, feeding, accommodation, and necessary other expenses.
  • Candidate papers were converted to Ugandan standard.
  • Basic acupuncture protocol treatments were provided 3 times per week.
  • NADA treatments are provided at 2 sites, 3 times per week at each site.
  • Jane received her stipend of 50,000 shillings to support herself and her daughter Lucy.
  • Established RMF/WCF office at the camp; office compound is always well maintained by monthly slashing and weeding of the grounds.
  • Completed the payment of the Panyadoli Health Center kitchen upgrade.
  • Charcoal stoves were built by RMF/WCF.
  • Completion of the Solar Water Project at the Panyandoli Health Center. Water runs now to the health center facilities.

For this Reporting Period:

  • Basic Acupuncture Protocol: 2,506 patients – 718 males, 1,030 females, 360 boys and 398 girls, ranging in age from 2 years to 70+ years were treated with basic acupuncture protocols for diabetes, respiratory, pain, fever, headache, cardiac and other disorders. 848 Sudanese refugees, 268 Ugandans and 1,390 Kenyans were treated with basic acupuncture protocols.
  • NADA Acupuncture Protocol: 2,995 patients – 470 children, 1,640 women and 885 men were treated with the NADA protocol; 1,850 Sudanese, 775 Ugandan, and 370 Kenyan patients.

Success Stories:

Rose, 42 years old, was suffering from fever and general pain when she came to us to receive treatment with Acupuncture. A month later, she was infected with malaria; at that time, RMF/WCF had just provided medicine to the Panyandoli Health Center – therefore, she benefited twice from RMF/WCF’s support.

Kamau Daudi, 13 years old, has been experiencing bed wetting problems that stopped after NADA treatment. His parents are excited with the success of the treatment. He was also admitted at Panyandoli Health Center with malaria and was treated with the medicines provided by RMF/WCF.

Country Page: Uganda Initiative Page: Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Project