Profile picture of Keith Kellett
Profile picture of davide puzzo
Profile picture of Kiss From The World
Profile picture of Neha Singh
Profile picture of Lilly
Profile picture of Sara
Profile picture of Maria
Profile picture of Dharmendra Chahar
Profile picture of Shane Cameron
Profile picture of Pandorasdiary
Profile picture of Tracy A. Burns
Profile picture of Aditi Roy
Profile picture of Maite González
Profile picture of Anirban Chatterjee
Profile picture of Tara
Profile picture of Meg Stivison
Profile picture of Catherine McGee
Profile picture of Bindu Gopal Rao
Profile picture of Rashmi Gopal Rao
Profile picture of Paula
Profile picture of Carol Bock
001_Uganda_Kibuye_Health_Fair_at_Kibuye_Village.__Kiss_From_The_World_travel_and_people_magazine

Health Fair at Kibuye Village

I had the opportunity to help in the Health fair located in two villages in the Kibuye district in Uganda. The fair was all made thanks to the efforts of Caitlin, a volunteer in the organization I was working for, and USAID. In the Fair all the people from the near locations went and got the Malaria test and also tested for AIDS. We gave vaccines for the kids, medicines and even circumcisions to all men over 16 years old that wanted to do it. The first day was the brightest day. A lot of people went and receive all these treatments for free. A van with music came to put more live to the fair and the kids were enjoying and dancing to rhythm of the beat. I ran and danced with them.

The first day of the fair there were 53 circumcisions and some conferences about family planning and methods of sexual protection. We had to walked for an hour to get there and the sun was above us and intense. We arrived and the people wasn't there yet. We got scared that maybe the locals weren't going to arrive. But after waiting for less than an hour they came. And they were many. First, the people were shy but you approach them with a smile and they started smiling too. It didn't felt exactly like a health fair, it felt like a party. The locals were having fun and they dress in their best outfits. They danced, talked and after they were ready to do the HIV test and Malaria. I think it was a way to got out of the routine and do something new, that was the reason they dress up and it felt like a party (mostly).

The second day of the health fair was in a farther Village, it was like one hour twenty minutes walk. It was a narrow road surrounded by plants and dirt. But there, a lot of people went down to business. The "feel like party" went away and they were more interested in the actual help. The tests, the circumcisions, the medicines, the vaccines and the family planning talks. So many people, you could see a large line of locals waiting to be treated.

That was the last day of the health fair. We gave over 3000 condoms (for men and women), pills, and to the kids we gave candy. That day there were 63 circumcisions and at the end it was better than expected. The locals came next to us and said "Webale Webale" (Thank you, thank you).

It was a pleasure.


COUNTRY

CITY


Profile photo of Daniela Flores Eboli

My name is Daniela, I am from the southeast of Mexico. A place called Tabasco and -like the sauce- it is a hot place. I love growing up here but I also love to see different places. I lived for one year in South Korea for studies and while I was there I manage to visit other countries as fantastic as the one I am from and the one I was living at the moment. Now, I am back in Mexico trying my luck in the "job world" but every time I can I pack my bags and fly.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to toolbar