VP Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi

Hundreds of residents of Khindu parish in Kyanamukaka Sub County and the surrounding areas in Masaka District received free medical services during a three-day medical camp.

Opening the camp, Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi urged community leaders to focus efforts on community hygiene to guarantee the health of their people.

VP Ssekandi lauded a group of American volunteers from Virginia, USA, and local health professionals participating in the exercise which included assessing different health conditions and providing treatment for some of the patients.

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Also, under the program the health personnel sensitized residents on general well-being, including working together to improve the community sanitation for facilities like water wells, roads and the environment and household amenities.

The medical professionals also provided free dental procedures including teeth extraction, scaling, filling, replacing of teeth especially among the aging people.

The function was also attended by the Korean Ambassador Park Jong-Dae, who earlier on visited ‘mindset change activities’ being spearheaded by youth leaders who have been trained under the Korean model of community participation development, where all community members work together for a common good.