My humble greetings to you all and congratulations on coming to the end of NUV-HOP PILOT PROJECT 2015. Great thanks to all that made this humble initiative a success, our partners nationally and internationally, civil servants and officials in the Ugandan healthcare system, Gulu University, the international students from Belgium and Manchester, Gulu university medical students and finally our lovely communities of Northern Uganda with whom NUV-HOP is involved.
It was a wonderful one month where we saw a lot done especially the implementation of the new ideas that were included into the project, in particular the public health intervention i.e more specific and goal oriented health education with focus to Awoo Health Centre II, inclusion of more screening tests and finally the Follow-up visits and impact evaluation at Awoo.
Am very grateful to all that shared and still share the common dream and vision that NUV-HOP has for the communities of Northern Uganda, a noble upbringing for all by improving the living conditions and health care provision to these communities. With this dream, we shall forever remain focused and determined to see that all these come to a reality. It could be two years from now, probably eight years, or even when we are too old to remember what we have initiated here but the fight remains with us and we ought to impart it to those who’ll come after us. We can only do so little as individuals but together as NUV-HOP, our dreams are more than a reality that only time has to unearth.
Our focus now turns to the big event come July 2016 when we shall be launching the more improved phase of NUV-HOP incorporating all that was successfully implemented during this year’s Pilot Project and maintaining the awesome activities that give character to this great project.
My humble prayer is that we remain together trekking the same paths and dreaming the same dreams to see to it that 2016 is a success keeping to mind that whatever we do or think of doing for these communities is what keeps the dreams and hopes of that helpless young boy or girl deep down in that Northern Ugandan village, a dream of a better life, that of a better healthcare provision and that dream of a healthy childhood and adulthood alive.
May the almighty God bless you and reward you abundantly.
ODOCH JOB P’AUMA
Chairperson NUV-HOP Taskforce, Uganda.
MBChB IV, Gulu University.