Monday, September 11, 2006

AAR reaches out to underprivileged babies

EDGAR R. BATTE
Barbara Namakula was abandoned by an unidentified person in the compound of Namirembe Cathedral Church in May last year. As she relentlessly cried out, the staff of the church got concerned and went out in the night to see what had happened.
AAR personnel examine the children. Photo by W. Wafula
She had been abandoned. They took her and in and finally took her to Sanyu babies home. Barbara's case is not different from that of many other babies in the home. These children need love, care and affection.Last Saturday morning, AAR Health Services and renowned paediatrician, Dr. Edward Kasirye, offered free check ups and treatment to the babies that constituted de-worming, verification of nutritional status and vaccination in addition to treatment for various common medical conditions in children. Speaking during the occasion, AAR Health Services Public Relations Officer, Stella Kanyike said the partnership was intended to benefit underprivileged children who are unable to access or afford adequate medical care. "We wish to give back to the community by availing medical care to the underprivileged who may otherwise be unable to gain access to it. This is in line with our mission to deliver quality healthcare," Kanyike said.Sanyu Babies Home takes care of 38 abandoned children aged between a few hours and two years.

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