Bwindi-Migahinga Conservation Trust Gives Free Healthcare To Batwa

The Batwa Community in Western Uganda

BY AMBROSE KWERONDA

RUBANDA: TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2021

Bwindi-Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT) in partnership with Kigezi Health Care Foundation (KIHEF) have offered free health care services to more than 100 Batwa in Rubanda district

The services offered include lab tests, dental care, family planning, birth kits for expectant mothers, and guidance and counselling, masks and bars of soap.

Bwindi-Mgahinga conservation trust (BMCT) is a national organization that aims at empowering communities around Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks and operates in the districts of Rubanda, Kisoro and Kanungu.

In 1997, Bwindi-Mgahinga conservation trust bought and donated 406 acres of land to Batwa community in Kigezi Region.

While speaking to beneficiaries from Rwamahano Batwa settlement camp at Ryaburindi primary school in Ikamiro parish, Muko sub-county in Rubanda district, Scorah Tumwebaze, the BMCT programmes officer called upon the Batwa to send their children to school when they reopen.

Tumwebaze further reminded them to use the land that was given to them for agricultural practices and house hold improvement.

Simon Tugume, a medic at Kigezi health care foundation, asked the Batwa people to always go for early diagnosis to know their health status and try to guard against communicable disease.

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