Medical Assistance

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What We Do:

ROWAN works closely with the health care facilities in the region to improve healthcare in the community, particularly to orphans & widows. ROWAN ensures that all its members receive:

  • Routine medical/dental check-ups.
  • Access to medical care when an emergency arises.
  • Healthcare training & seminars for ROWAN & the larger community.
  • Assistance after a death in the family, including providing caregivers for the children & funeral assistance.
  • See medical photos HERE

HIV/AIDS Member Care

About 30% of ROWAN members are living with the HIV virus. ROWAN provides antiretroviral medication, bi-annual testing of white blood cells, personal counseling & home visits from our loving staff.

Sub-Saharan Africa Facts:

Sub-Saharan Africa is ravaged by HIV & AIDS more than any other region of the world. An estimated 22.4 million people in the region live with HIV. In 2008, approximately 1.4 million people died from AIDS & 1.9 million people became infected with HIV. Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 14 million children have lost one or both parents to AIDS.

Three major challenges:

  1. Providing health care, antiretroviral treatment & support to a growing population of people with HIV-related illnesses.
  2. Reducing the annual toll of new HIV infections by enabling individuals to protect themselves & others.
  3. Coping with the impact of more than 20 million AIDS deaths on orphans & other survivors, communities & national development.

(UNAIDS 2009 ‘Report on the global AIDS epidemic’)

Uganda Facts:

Although Uganda was seen as a success story after its HIV/AIDS victim population declined from 13% to 4.1% of the population, the facts still are sobering. Only 42% of Ugandans have access to proper sanitation. There are only .92 hospital beds per 1,000 people. On average, a mere. 08 physicians serve 1,000 people. 57.78% of the female population lives with HIV. A total of 884,000 children have been orphaned by AIDS. (Uganda is ranked fifth highest out of 80 countries). See more statistics on Uganda. (April/ June Report)

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Mother's Day Wish

Together we can. Dear ROWAN family,As I begin this year as a new mom, my eyes are opened even wider to the vast needs for proper care for our widows in the villages. I'm sad to say that we began th...

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