Sept. 5, 2010.
Dear Donors, friends and well wishers,
They say a medical student is never more dangerous than at the end of his/her second year.
The first 4 grueling semesters of medical school are crammed full of high pressured exams, of mastering facts and whirlwind tour of the human body.
After 2 years of lectures and textbook facts of Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology, and Pathophysiology of every system of the human body, medical students know the facts but have insufficient experience to temper those facts with reality.
Medical Aid to Northern Uganda (MANU) is like a second year medical student with all the facts about the health conditions and needs in Northern Uganda but 'lacks the means' to deliver.
Recently I was in Uganda and nothing has changed since then and as a matter of fact the health condition gets worse day by day.
Uganda has one of the worst health care records in the world, ranked 186th out of 191 nations by the World Health Organization.
With an average of 41.9 years old, life expectancy and Uganda is among the lowest across the globe.
About 1 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. Malaria accounts for 14% of all deaths.
1 in every 200 births ends the mother's life. Infant mortality: 66.15 deaths/1000 live births.
As we mark the 2nd anniversary of MANU existence, allow me on behalf of MANU board of directors and on my own behalf, to sincerely thank all our donors, friends and well wishers for the generous donations and contributions and we are at $ 26,000 but our goal is $ 135,000 for the X-ray, Ultrasound, Labs facility and equipments for Aber Hospital in Uganda.
I am appealing for more donations toward this great cause. Please help us donating by visiting our website.
Thanks so much and be blest today and always.
Father Sam Okori