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Promoting Peace

Ugandan organisation seeking Rotary contacts in Great Britain and Ireland

Ugandan organisation seeking Rotary contacts in Great Britain and Ireland

For the past five years, Winchester Rotary has supported the Great Lakes Peace Centre at Kasese.

The organisation is led by three former Rotaractors who have now also formed the Rotary Club of Kasese Snow Peaks.

Dr Arafat ready to speak to community groups about Hepatitis prevention.

The Great Lakes Peace Centre (GLPC) is a grass roots youth organisation passionate about implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which have direct impact within their indigenous community.

They focus particularly on Strategic Development Goal number three: good health and well-being.

They are strategically carrying out specific interventions to scale up and look after people with hepatitis, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GLPC is focusing on five steps which they hope will ensure elimination of Hepatitis B & C by 2030:

  1. Raising the profile of awareness through engaging young people through social media.
  2. Carrying out community meetings and dialogues with religious, cultural and political leaders to avoid stigma and discrimination that affects patients.
  3. Publicise and observe World Hepatitis Day at health facilities such as Bwera general hospital, in the Kasese district.
  4. Carrying out continuous Medical Education /Health worker/Village Health Team Training about Hepatitis Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission.
  5. Publicity through radio talk shows and advertising /printing of information, education and communication materials to help spread more public awareness.

GLPC would like to partner with Rotary clubs throughout the world – in particular Great Britain & Ireland – to help deliver these services.

Vaccinating people in the community.

Arafat Bwambale, Health Promotion Manager at GLPC, said that they not only need financial, but also practical assistance.

He said: “We are so grateful for our partnership with the Rotary Club of Winchester and really wish to develop further relationships with Rotary across GB&I.

“Heidi Eggleton, Chair of Rotaract in Great Britain & Ireland is one of our staff members at GLPC and is supporting us with our Hepatitis B & C programming.

We are so grateful for our partnership with the Rotary Club of Winchester and really wish to develop further relationships with Rotary across GB&I.”

“We would like to put out a call of interest for other Rotary clubs across GBI to support us in partnerships, particularly with resource mobilisation for hepatitis B & C programming.

“GLPC is a registered NGO in Uganda, and several of our senior leadership team are in the Rotary Family, specifically Rotary Club of Kasese Snow Peaks, and the Rotaract Club of GB&I.

For more details, contact Winchester Rotarian, Nick Bell, at:  crowded.house@virgin.net