GlobeMed at Bucknell University partners with KIHEFO Nutrition Rehabilitation Center in Kabale, Uganda to improve the health of malnourished children.
GlobeMed at Bucknell University + KIHEFO
GlobeMed at Bucknell University | Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Kigezi Healthcare Foundation (KIHEFO) | Kabale, Uganda
KIHEFO’s HIV/AIDs Clinic has registered over 3,400 females and 1,900 males to receive care. At the clinic patients are treated for opportunistic infections, provided with HIV/AIDS counseling and social support, and given ARVs when appropriate.
“It’s now time for you to join me to fight disease, ignorance and poverty in Africa by using community based solutions. Community involvement has a lasting impact, one that cannot be easily forgotten.”
– Dr. Geoffrey Anguyo, President & Founder of KIHEFO
About the Partnership
KIHEFO works in the region surrounding Kabale, Uganda to lower malnutrition rates, especially among children who are HIV positive. KIHEFO was founded in 2001 in response to rising HIV rates. The organization was started with a vision to combine counseling, treatment of opportunistic infections, nutritional education, and advice for social acceptance and confidence building. In the areas surrounding Kabale, malnourishment rates are found to be extremely high, around 83%. Since their partnership started, GlobeMed at Bucknell and KIHEFO have developed a Nutrition Rehabilitation Center and nutrition programs that seek to lower these very high rates of malnutrition.
This year GlobeMed at Bucknell is aiming to provide integrated nutritional support to 120 malnourished children. The nutrition treatment will provide milk and protein packets to under-nourished children. Their funding will also provide education to the children’s caregivers in the areas of nutrition, development, and income generation to help them provide high quality childcare.
Over time GlobeMed at Bucknell and KIHEFO hope to develop nutrition programs that drastically lower rates of malnutrition and provide improved quality of life for the most vulnerable children and families in the Kabale region of Uganda.