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As always there's plenty to catch up on, including

In this update:
It's Spring Party time!



We want to say 'thank you' and tell you all about the latest developments of our projects in Uganda.

Please join us and bring your family and friends!


Saturday 19 September
10-11:30am
Philips Park,
Cnr Rochester Ave & Glynburn Rd, Leabrook


There will be live music, morning refreshments (brunch) provided, and traditional Ethiopian coffee and espresso coffee for sale.

BYO rugs or chairs
Join our Facebook event for updates

(download the invitation here)

Going from strength to strength...


Hi everyone, as usual there's a lot happening at MH in Uganda and here are some of the highlights:

Clinic
The clinic is steadily getting busier and busier. Last week we had over 50 patients every day! Trying to learn how to manage that number has been challenging. One of our big challenges currently is that we are receiving many poorer patients (which is our aim) but also attracting a sizable middle class. We are trying to learn how to best balance this, so that the middle class patients can subsidise our services for even more poorer families. 
 
Capacity building
Over the last few months we have been meeting with  other clinics to learn about the issues they face. Many of our ideas have been confirmed, clinics are interested in working with us, and we can see a lot of potential. We have just signed a partnership with an enthusiastic clinic in a neighbouring district. We’re going to work alongside this clinic to improve its services and capacity. This will be out prototype clinic to test some of our ideas and see how we can best work with other clinics to help them serve their communities. This is an exciting new venture for Maranatha Health and we look forward to telling you more about it as we progress.
 
Staff
We are incredibly blessed with our staff team and as usual they are working well together. MH is feeling much like a family again, which is excellent and just what we had hoped for. Our new staff members are fitting in well too, and we have recently welcomed Dr Rob from the UK to our team for the next 12 months, which we are thrilled about.


Dr Rob

Management Team
We have just established an official management team at MH Uganda, which will meet every fortnight to discuss and decide on important issues. It includes Maureen (Administrator), Terri (Project Coordinator), Milly (Senior Nurse), Joshua (Lab Tech and in charge of lab and pharmacy) and Kim and Michael. We are looking forward to working with this great group of people.

Thank you for all your support, prayers, gifts and ideas. We couldn't do any of this without your amazing commitment to the mission of Maranatha Health.

- Kim & Michael Findlay

Take a tour around the clinic
Meet some of our staff as they show you around the MH Children's Clinic in Fort Portal.
Thanks for your ongoing support
and see you at the Spring Party!
MH Calendar
19 Sept - Spring Party
30 Oct - Friday Night with MH
29 Jan - Gala Dinner

 
Quiz Night Wrap-up!

A lively and colourful crowd filled the Endeavour College Mall for the 2015 Maranatha Health Quiz Night. With orange attire blazing brightly, orange snacks piled high, and orange lanterns suspended from above, the 150+ crowd plumbed the depths of their brains in an effort to reign victorious. Congratulations to the winning teams for your impressive efforts!

We raised total of $2,920 so sincere thanks to everyone who came along and entered into the spirit of the event so whole heartedly!

Special thanks to Grant and Russell, quiz-masters extraordinaire, and their helpers, to Endeavour College for donating the use of the venue, and to everyone who helped to set up/pack down.
We're looking for a new Quiz Master or 2 for next year. If you're interested or know someone who might be, let us know!

Meet Milly

I'm 25 years old and I come from Kygegwa district (in the west of Uganda). I work at Maranatha Health as a Senior Nurse.

My mother was a midwife and I used to see her go to work and care for patients so much. And then I would go to a government hospital with her and I would find children there seated waiting but there was no medical officer. I would see them in pain and I felt so bad for them. I had a feeling in my heart like I wanted to help them, and so I became a nurse. I like being a nurse because I like helping when people are suffering, and you get to be with them.

I enjoy working for Maranatha Health very much. It is an organisation that came to help the poor, and I also like serving the poor, so I wanted to join.
Friday Night with Maranatha Health

We're holding a new event to launch a new initiative where you will be able to connect with and support a specific project in Uganda.

7pm, Friday 30 October at Wassail Wine Bar in Prospect

Enjoy a glass of wine and abundant canapes, a silent auction, a wine pull, and an exploration of our capacity building work in Uganda.

Limited places.

Email your interest contact@maranathahealth.org

 
Maranatha Health is a not-for-profit organisation based in Australia and Uganda that aims to improve health outcomes, empower the poor, and make positive lasting change to village life in rural Uganda.
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