Psalms 146:8 "The Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous."
At Transformed for Life, medical care is an important part of what we do. We aim to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Uganda through better health care, nutrition, and knowledge. We begin with prevention as we believe that, as they say in Uganda, "Prevention is better than cure". We have conducted a course on healthcare trainings in our women's programs including: dehydration, nutrition, STIs, HIV, pregnancy, childbirth, family planning, parasites, and elephantiasis (which is prevalent in our area). We also provide deworming medication for the women in our programs and their children every six months. Transformed for Life also provides annual medical camps. At the 2023 medical camp, through a partnership with the Ministry of Health and Jaro Hospital, we were able to see and treat 2,400 people. The services available at this camp were: family planning, immunizations, minor surgery, triage, deworming, medication, counseling, a doctor's visit and prescription, and provision of medicine. From this camp, we had another one dozen follow-up surgeries and medical care in the form of paying for surgeries and serious medical conditions that members in our community simply cannot afford. One focus area has been children with bone abnormalities that cause extensive pain or difficulty in walking.
We also believe that mental health is closely related to a person's physical health as the body often expresses physically what is being felt in the heart. We have been partnering with local pastors to train them on theology as well as trauma and biblical counseling. During medical camps, these pastors and their prayer teams provide evangelism, prayer, and counseling to all that seek it.
We also hold Mending the Soul conferences with the goal of helping women and leaders understand and heal from abuse. We also provide counseling and trainings to the community on different aspects of mental health such as self-care, friendships, depression, suicide, and trauma.