During our “down-time” safari in the remote Northern District of Uganda, our team met Corrie Brits, Lodge Manager for Apoka Safari Lodge. Within a few minutes of casually chatting about our medical team visiting Karamoja, we learned the Apoka staff had recently built a one room medical clinic in a small village of Lokurul, on the border of Kidepo National Valley Park.
A full time nurse was hired and the Uganda Wildlife Authority Doctor for Kidepo Park promised to visit twice a week; however, the clinic was completely empty, with no medicines or supplies. This proved to be an incredible opportunity of generosity for our team, and Doctor Siffring, our Head Team Doctor, lost no time setting in motion to donate medicines, wound care supplies, and glasses.
Lokurul Medical Clinic will serve 800 people in an extremely remote area where no other medical services are available. The original vision to reach out to Karamoja with God’s love, to be His Hands and Feet to an untouched people, can now expand through our partnership with Corrie and the Apoka Safari Lodge, supplying medicines to their clinic and taking teams of medical personnel to serve this remote and untouched community.