Today I, being the only representative of MADI, join hands with Friends of Soroti Hospital (FSH)to help clean the Soroti Hospital grounds. As mentioned in my previous post, this hospital facility houses more than 400 patient at any time and that number even doubles when each patients come along with at least an attendant or care taker. To sponsor this event, MADI provided 72 bottles of portable water to all the volunteered who showed up to clean up the compound. About 30 girls from a nearby high school came out to volunteer and a few community members also joined in on the effort. We were divided into groups and were assign to different areas of the compound.
After cleaning was done, Pastor Joseph Eletu and some of the hospital medical staff spoke to the population in the hospital about the need to keep the hospital environment clean. They emphasized that keeping the environment helps to curb diseases and it will be ironical for people to get sick when they come to the hospital. They also expressed their gratitude for MADI and asked for continuous support in things like protective gear and cleaning supplies for the hospital. This things are in very short supply or are completely unavailable
The container arrived customs today and i will be on my way to Kampala early in the morning. Watch for updates in a few days.