"Health is the greatest of human blessings" -Hippocrates
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 each 6 months. Transformed for Life also provides annual medical camps. At the 2019 medical camp, through a partnership with the Ministry of Health and Jaro Hospital, we were able to see and treat 1,600 people. The services available at this camp were: male circumcision, family planning, immunisations, minor surgery, triage, dewormers, medication, counselling and a doctor's visit. 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 addressed this through a Mending the Soul conference with the goal of helping women understand and heal from abuse. We also provide counselling and trainings to the community on different aspects of mental health such as self-care, friendships, depression, suicide and trauma.