Category Health – Israeli Medicine on the Equator

Israeli Medicine on the Equator – IME. The program has been operating since 2005 in the Kiboga district, one of the poorest districts in Uganda, located 120 km northwest of the capital city Kampala. IME is based on voluntary medical teams, typically a group of three to four doctors and nurses who have undergone training and are volunteering for approximately three months or more. During their time in Uganda, they work with the local medical personnel to provide medical care across the district, implementing the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) project to achieve the pre-determined development goals. The project collaborates with the Kiboga district health authorities, e.g. the District Health Officer (DHO), the Kiboga District Hospital, and clinical officers at community health centers. Over the years, more than two hundred Israeli and international medical personnel have volunteered in the project, improving healthcare delivery and standards in rural Uganda. Global and public health play a major role within sustainable international development. Issues like preventable diseases, HIV/AIDS, maternal/child health, infectious diseases, health access, and nutrition/food security are examples of what professionals in the field are working on to increase livelihoods and promote health. Programs in health development focus on promoting better health practices, building capacity of health systems in developing countries, strengthening access to health services, and preventing common and curable diseases. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have made a significant contribution to improving global health, e.g. in the fight against diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. For example, the number of malaria deaths has fallen by 60% since 2000. However, results have failed to meet expectations in many areas, such as reducing child and maternal mortality. The experience of the MDGs has shown that health problems need to be viewed in context, not in isolation. Education and food security influence the effectiveness of healthcare programs. Goal 3 continues along the same lines as the MDGs, for example with Health 2 10 regard to child and maternal mortality as well as communicable diseases such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, while also including provisions on combating non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and preventing traffic accidents and narcotics abuse. All people should have access to good-quality healthcare and medicines, including financial risk protection. Another objective for 2030 is to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare, including family planning, information and education. Glance at our activities
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