When URBRA planned to conduct a health camp in Lira, there was no knowing how big the turnout would be. The plan was to address heart conditions and diabetes – key health issues for the elderly– targeting 1000 people. By the end of the two-day camp, 1246 people had received medical attention, cutting across age, gender, and coming from districts further afield. Records show that beneficiaries came from Lira, Dokolo, Alebtong, Oyam, Apac, Otuke and Kole districts. What a success!
The two-day medical camp was organized as part of URBRA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme and was conducted on 6th-7th March 2020 at Akii Bua Stadium in Lira Municipality. The main objectives of the camp were: to give back to citizens by providing free medical attention to the disadvantaged and vulnerable and to raise awareness about the importance of saving for retirement. Pearl Medical Centre managed the health camp with a twenty-four strong team comprising cardiologists, physicians, general practitioners, clinical officers, senior nursing officers, laboratory technicians and dispensers from the Regional Referral Hospital, local health centres and some from Mulago national referral hospital.