PROMOTING HEALTH CARE IN UGANDA
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY
Report by Musabege Rodgerz
Health Advocates Frontier Team (HAFT) is an association based in Western Uganda, in the Rwenzori region, that has changed people’s lives, particularly for girls and women as they are the most abused gender.
I came to know HAFT back in 2017 when it was just beginning, following an idea of the coordinator of the organization Mr. Tumuhimbise Rauben when were still at Nursing School. After seeing the great ideas the organization had I decided to join, and I have gained much ever since.
I have acknowledged the problems our sisters are facing during their menstruation period through the HAFT camps of Menstrual Stigma awareness, because I had the opportunity to go to different places and share with many girls all over the Rwenzori region, mostly in schools and churches.
Through HAFT I have had friends both younger and older than me who helped me a lot in the daily life. The friends not only helped me but also helped my community as well when I called upon HAFT members and friends about my community where typhoid had become the topic of the day. A very good turn was done by the members, and a very good health talk was carried out that changed the lives of the people in my community.
HAFT has changed people’s lives through carrying out Radio show talks that helped them reach lots places they couldn’t easily reach.
Much thanks goes to “VOT 101” Radio Station for helping us reach out to places where we can’t reach physically to conduct health talks over their station. Because of HAFT some girls have regained their rights with their parents and other people around them, and they have returned to school after gaining knowledge from HAFT.
HAFT as an association has visited different hospitals and clinics giving support to the needy in terms of giving out food , mosquito nets, cleaning materials and other necessities.
So to me, as a person, I know that HAFT is a good and supporting association that is really helping Ugandans. I therefore feel so privileged to be part of this visionary association and ever willing to render a helping hand in case I’m called upon at any time.
KEEPING HEALTH CARE HUMAN
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY
A HAFT MOBLIZER