Kibale Health and Conservation Centre
Kibale Health and Conservation Clinic
The Kibale Health and Conservation Project was build a decade ago just inside the main gates of Kibale National Park in Uganda, providing desperately needed health care for the local community.
We built this clinic to help the beautiful people I got to know over the many years I have been in Kibale working side-by-side with Ugandan field assistants and students. We also hope that it illustrates to the community that the National Park is trying to care for them, so they should respect the park and its wonderful animals.
The clinic is desperately needed, because:
- Life expectancy is only 45 years
- 30% of all deaths among children aged two to four are caused by malaria, which can be easily treated or prevented
- 26% of children under the age of five are malnourished
- In the area where we work, the average distance to the nearest hospital is 15 km. Imagine trying to get your child to the hospital on a bicycle when he or she is delirious with malaria.
- If you want to help, see Donation.
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