It was nice to see a Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) branded stretcher published in the New Vision as part of #UgandaAt60 commemoration messages.
CPAR has indeed contributed a lot to the Uganda health sector. Case in point, in addition, for example, from 1992 – 2008 CPAR constructed and equipped 11 health centres in Northern Uganda Read more here
In the 1990s, in fact, under the leadership of its Uganda Country Director at the time, Gizaw Shibiru, CPAR had a formal memorandum of understanding with the Government of the Republic of Uganda represented by its Ministry of Health, in which CPAR committed to and delivered as follows:
- Constructed and rehabilitated health units in Gulu, Apac, Kitgum, Lira and Masindi.
- Developed water points
- Constructed Government sub-dispensaries, shallow wells, and rainwater tanks
- Increased the access of the rural population to malaria control
- Carried out immunization, reproductive health management, atenatal care, Psychosocial, and nutritional services in Gulu, Apac, Kitgum, Lira and Masindi.
- Trained community vaccinators, traditional birth attendants, community health workers and community distributors of contraceptives.
- Supplied hundreds of bicycles, motorcycles and vehicles for use for the immunisation programmes