Reproductive Health Uganda: reaching the most remote areas

Every Thursday a team from RHU Gulu district provides a mobile outreach clinic in Atega village in the Omoro district in Northern Uganda. The outreach team goes out into this poor remote area which would otherwise not have access to sexual and reproductive health services. 

The outreach clinic provides a range of services including diagnosis, testing and treatment, family planning such as fitting implants, providing condoms and HPV vaccines. Laboratory technician, Denis Bongonyinge carries out testing for malaria, Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, pneumonia and other infections. Other members of the team provide immunisations and vaccinations. 

Provision of integrated services in such remote areas is vital for the local community; many men, women and children would not be able to receive the types of treatment and care that RHU works diligently to provide. 

  • RHU's weekly outreach clinic in the village of Atega provides a variety of services including cervical cancer screening and family planning
    RHU's weekly outreach clinic in the village of Atega provides a variety of services including cervical cancer screening and family planning
  • More than 200 men, women and children from the local community queue for services
    More than 200 men, women and children from the local community queue for services
  • Mark Ujok, a volunteer community mobilizer helps organize the queues
    Mark Ujok, a volunteer community mobilizer helps organize the queues
  • A RHU staff member distributes free condoms
    A RHU staff member distributes free condoms
  • Gertrude Atikuru, a nurse, dispenses medical equipment
    Gertrude Atikuru, a nurse, dispenses medical equipment
  • Clinician, Kedi Samuel, sees a woman with abdominal pains
    Clinician, Kedi Samuel, sees a woman with abdominal pains
  • Exercise books in hand, young girls queue up for the HPV vaccine
    Exercise books in hand, young girls queue up for the HPV vaccine
  • Laboratory technician, Denis Bongoyinge, carries out rapid testing for HIV, STIs, Hep B and malaria
    Laboratory technician, Denis Bongoyinge, carries out rapid testing for HIV, STIs, Hep B and malaria
  • RHU staff prepare prescriptions
    RHU staff prepare prescriptions
  • Young children are registered for their vaccinations
    Young children are registered for their vaccinations
  • Queues continue to grow at the popular outreach clinic
    Queues continue to grow at the popular outreach clinic