The organisation is led by three former Rotaractors who have now also formed the Rotary Club of Kasese Snow Peaks.
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:
- Raising the profile of awareness through engaging young people through social media.
- Carrying out community meetings and dialogues with religious, cultural and political leaders to avoid stigma and discrimination that affects patients.
- Publicise and observe World Hepatitis Day at health facilities such as Bwera general hospital, in the Kasese district.
- Carrying out continuous Medical Education /Health worker/Village Health Team Training about Hepatitis Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission.
- 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org