[one_third last="no"][title size="2"]Navajeevana, Sri Lanka[/title]
Ngora is a district of the Eastern Region of Uganda. 230 kilometres north east of the capital, Kampala, it has a population of 101,900 (2002 census). Palliative care is non-existent in this rural area where patients are scattered and isolated.
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During 2013, we are enabling the Navajeevana Health Centre (NHC), based in Colombo, to expand its services to rural communities in the north and east of the island. 87% of the islands poorest people live in such locations.
NHC operates on a “Robin Hood” model; as a private healthcare provider, the team charge realistic fees to richer clients in order to subsidise less fortunate patients. They plan with MAI’s help to employ more doctors, thus increasing their surpluses out of which they can fund regular mobile healthcare to both north and east. Resettlement of those affected by the war is the northern focus while isolated tsunami-affected villages with no primary healthcare will receive help in the east.
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