Love A Community, a US based non-profit organisation, has pledged to support Atutur Hospital in Kumi, Uganda, to enable it provide better health facilities to the community.
The President of Love A Community, Lydia Natoolo, told the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, in a meeting with him on Tuesday, 23rd August 2016, that the group set out to support the hospital following a media story highlighting the dire condition in which it was operating.
“We visited the hospital and found that patients lacked clean safe water; had no beds and received no meals; and wondered how they survived,” said Ms. Natoolo, a Ugandan born in Kampala but who has lived in the US for 17 years.
“I knew that if we were able to reinstall the water system, we would reduce the mortality rates,” she added.
The vision of Love A Community “is to support rural Ugandan villages to allow them to work toward creating sustainable communities.”
The group’s focus is to support Atutur Hospital in Kumi, Uganda by “providing funds for medical supplies, infrastructure and most importantly, building a clean water system.”
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, commended the group, saying that it was important to prepare children until they become adults with the needed education and medical requirements.
“Let’s do what we can, through our means; this will help,” he said adding that “We celebrate the spirit and encourage you to do what you can.”
The Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Hon. Musa Ecweru, said the group had gone to a place where intervention was required and pledged to assist them with their registration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs.