Strengthening Child Health and Reducing Infant Mortality Rates

Guiding Light Orphans

GIVING TUESDAY

In Uganda, the infant mortality rate is 55 deaths per 1,000 live births (2019). 82% of cases of child malnutrition in Uganda go untreated, accounting for 15% of child mortality rate cases in the country.
 

In Uganda, the doctor-to-patient ratio is 1:24,725​ and the nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:11,000​.

o    By donating $15 you will provide 1,000 units of essential vitamins and minerals to promote normal growth and development for children which will strengthen their immune systems so that they can fight off infections
 

o    By donating $25 you will provide primary and preventative care for 5 children under the age of five years

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creating sustainable change

If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. Not only do we provide direct aid, but we also build on-going, community-owned systems that maintain the changes. We strive to improve and empower the lives of children in Uganda.

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OUR VISION
how we help
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Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project

The objective of the project is to equip teachers to educate students on better hygiene practices in schools that affect the entire community. Training teachers to help children develop good hygiene habits is key.

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MEDICAL CAMPS

GLO holds medical camps approximately twice a year in local villages of the Masindi district. The camps focus on education, disease prevention and treatment, and maternal, newborn, and child health and wellness services.

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VILLAGE HELP TEAM (VHTs)

GLO’s strategy in managing disease outbreak is to train our Village Health Teams on a regular basis on how to effectively seek out patients and get them proper care. ​

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EPILEPSY INTERVENTION

Knowledge about the epilepsy epidemic is Uganda is very limited and people are very fearful of it. GLO has decided to raise awareness and understanding of epilepsy to improve acceptability, treatment, and services for patients, families, and caregivers.

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GLO HEALTH CLINIC

Guiding Light Orphans was generously donated two rooms in the local church in Nyantonzi that have been renovated into our first medical clinic. It will provide basic services to anyone living within the area that we serve. 

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WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT

Over 10,000 young women and girls in Nyantonzi Parish alone of Uganda don’t have access to mentorship programs, vocational training, and are ill-prepared for work or higher education. We strive to empower women and girls by giving them an opportunity to learn a trade.

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

At GLO, we strive to improve health and well-being for as many people as possible. to honor the importance and potential for life-changing good in every individual, we are committed to providing what assistance we can when we encounter someone in unique and special need. 

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