MUKONO — As part of its social responsibility to the community, Eseri Women Initiative organized a health fair with support from Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda (CCBA) in Mukono. The one-week health fair was in commemoration of women’s day on 8th October. Atleast 1,617 people benefited from the health fair.
According to Ethel Lubwama, Director of Eseri Initiative, the health fair aimed to extend free health services to women and children. The women were encouraged to bring along their spouses for the health tests. Some of the services extended include HIV testing, cervical cancer screening, ART care and support, access to Family planning. Under this initiative, the health camp and blood donation shall be held quarterly throughout the year.
“Although the focus was on Initiated HIV Counselling and testing, other routine health care services were delivered to the community while observing the COVID precautions. The services were coordinated by a multi-disciplinary team to extend as much health care support as possible to our less privileged in Mukono,” said Ethel Lubwama, Director of Eseri Initiative.
“We thank Coca-Cola for being our partners in supporting our community to make health services accessible to the less fortunate every time we call on them,” she added.
Coca-Cola supported the health fair by donating a consignment of drinks for the facilitators and patients at the clinic. Tents and chairs were also provided to subsidize the cost of organizing the event.
“People will always be at the center of all we do. Through this partnership, we can give back to our customers who are part of our community. By supporting the people in our community, we are building a business community that allows us to stay in business. We pride ourselves in being able to create meaningful change within the community in whatever way we can,” said Faith Anita Natuha, Regional Trade Marketing Representative, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) in Uganda.