Building new health clinics in Uganda

Region: Africa
Country: Uganda
Year: 2018
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 51-100
Modality: Clinics
Sector: Health
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Polish Center for International Aid
Support: Capacity Building

Uganda borders two of the world’s largest humanitarian crises in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Both are consequences of the large scale of violence, long-term civil wars, famine and epidemics and have forced over 1.4 million refugees to leave their homes and seek safety in Uganda. Many settlements in Uganda lack the medical staff and resources required to meet the needs, and a particularly difficult situation prevails in the refugee settlement Bidi-Bidi, which hosts 280,000 refugees.

The Polish Centre for International Aid (PCPM) Foundation set out to improve the medical services with health facilities by donating 100 Better Shelter Relief Housing Units (RHUs) to UNHCR and providing technical support in the implementation of the RHUs on site. Certain units were modified to adapt to local contexts in order to cope with extreme heat temperatures.

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