MTN through its social responsibility vehicle called MTN Foundation has donated 109million Ugandan shillings to support Rotary Family Health Days (RFHDS) project. This was at the launch of Family Health Days at MTN Towers, Uganda yesterday 28th April 2016. MTN Uganda has partnered with Rotary Club, Centenary Bank and Ministry of Health towards this noble cause.
Rotary Family Health Days are meant to avail free medical treatment to communities and start on the 29th April to 7th May, 2016 through different camps. These medical camps will offer both specialized and general services in areas of:
- Cancer screening(cervical and breast).
- Child immunization and nutrition.
- Family planning and maternal health.
- HIV/AIDS counselling and testing.
- Dental services.
- Optical services.
- Many other common community health concerns.
The Rotary Family Health Days are not only meant to provide free medication to communities but also help solve the common health issues suffered by communities like malaria,HIV/AIDS, family planning and many others.
Speaking at the launch of this project at MTN Towers in Kampala MTN CEO Brian Gouldie said “Through the MTN Foundation, MTN Uganda is constantly committed to improving the lives of its customers and communities.” “The Rotary Family Health Days are a great opportunity for MTN Uganda to give back to our communities.”
“We believe our contribution to this noble cause will go a long way in changing the lives of many communities where Rotary Uganda will be setting up the different camps” he adds.
The Board Chair of the Rotary Family Health Days project Steven Mwanje expressed his sincere gratitude to MTN Uganda for this huge contribution towards this noble cause. He said that a lot of lives would be changed especially for communities that still have inadequate medical care and medication that is perceived to be expensive or inaccessible.
Rotary Family Health Days project is employed in six countries which include Uganda, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania. The Programme has reached over 470,000 people in Uganda and 1 million worldwide.
From the 29th April to 7th May, 2016, over 82 camps will be set up all over the country and these will be deployed with 23 medical personnel from 10 health centers. A team of 5 experts from USA, Canada, India and Uganda will be deployed at Laaro Health Centre IV to specifically attend to maternal and child health issues.
MTN encourages everyone to observe the days between 29th April and 7th May, 2016 to get free medication from the Rotary camps that will be equipped with free, quality and professional medical care.