Moyo District Population: 412,500 (2012 est.), growing at a rate of 7.9 % every year. Due to the terror campaign of Joseph Kony and the LRA as well as instability in South Sudan, this northwestern corner of Uganda has “stagnated” (as per Wikipedia). It definitely has been under served and underdeveloped, particularly in the area of medical care. Most of the medical care in Uganda comes through small Health Centers of varying levels of expertise and care (Health Centers I,II,III,IV are the levels with IV being the highest care). Beyond that there are district hospitals, Regional hospitals, and national referral hospitals.
Moyo Hospital is considered a referral hospital. However, the level of care there is minimal and lacking in the most basic of provisions including running water and all the consumables that are necessary for surgical and other procedures (IV fluids, medicines, instruments, Oxygen, gloves, syringes and things like that). Though Uganda reports free medical care, because of the lack of items mentioned above, the families have to pay for care. Staffing is always minimal.
The Moyo Metu Mountains has a pretty sparse population as it is remote and villages and families are spread out. Their medical care is even more basic, requiring them to somehow find transportation to Moyo Hospital for a severe illness that cannot be managed in the small, poorly supplied clinics.
Though RAU Ministries have been putting in water wells in the Metu Mountains, there are still many areas in the mountains that still lack clean water which leads to medical conditions such as typhoid, worms (bloated stomachs), intestinal parasites, diarrhea, and water-born illnesses. Many deaths of babies, children, and adults haven been caused due to these types of illnesses.
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