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What We Do:

ROWAN works closely with the health care facilities in the region to improve healthcare in the community, particularly to orphans & widows. ROWAN ensures that all its members receive:

Routine medical/dental check-ups.
Access to medical care when an emergency arises.
Healthcare training & seminars for ROWAN & the larger community.
Assistance after a death in the family, including providing caregivers for the children & funeral assistance.
See medical photos HERE

HIV/AIDS Member Care

About 30% of ROWAN members are living with the HIV virus. ROWAN provides antiretroviral medication, bi-annual testing of white blood cells, personal counseling & home visits from our loving staff.

Sub-Saharan Africa Facts:

Sub-Saharan Africa is ravaged by HIV & AIDS more than any other region of the world. An estimated 22.4 million people in the region live with HIV. In 2008, approximately 1.4 million people died from AIDS & 1.9 million people became infected with HIV. Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 14 million children have lost one or both parents to AIDS.

Three major challenges:

Providing health care, antiretroviral treatment & support to a growing population of people with HIV-related illnesses.
Reducing the annual toll of new HIV infections by enabling individuals to protect themselves & others.
Coping with the impact of more than 20 million AIDS deaths on orphans & other survivors, communities & national development.

(UNAIDS 2009 ‘Report on the global AIDS epidemic’)

Uganda Facts:

Although Uganda was seen as a success story after its HIV/AIDS victim population declined from 13% to 4.1% of the population, the facts still are sobering. Only 42% of Ugandans have access to proper sanitation. There are only .92 hospital beds per 1,000 people. On average, a mere. 08 physicians serve 1,000 people. 57.78% of the female population lives with HIV. A total of 884,000 children have been orphaned by AIDS. (Uganda is ranked fifth highest out of 80 countries). See more statistics on Uganda. (April/ June Report)

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Tibita’s Successful Surgery

Last week one of our older students named Tibita needed a surgery to move his lipoma: a benign tumor over his left eye.

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ROWAN Clinic Expands

ROWAN is just finishing up painting our new lab building, and soon they are headed to pick up the supplies needed to stock the lab for the new year. Currently we have one clinical officer named Patrick that runs the lab, and soon we are training our current nurse named

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Flashback – ROWAN Health Center 2009

The health center is an important part of every ROWAN members life. From the teeth to the body, preventative care is essential. Donations are a lifeline to this rural clinic & the patients that they care for.

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College Students Leave for the Village

Early (eeeaaarrrrrly) this coming Sunday morning (12:01 am, to be exact), a team of college students and their leaders will begin their trek over to the ROWAN village in Uganda.

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Hepatitis Outbreak – Please Help!

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The Mayo Clinic describes Hepatitis B as “a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). For some people, hepatitis B infection becomes chronic, meaning it lasts more than six months. Having chronic hepatitis B increases your risk of developing liver failure,

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HIV status in Uganda: The Big Picture


From Daily Monitor Newspaper
September 17, 2010
“Mr. James Kibanga, the coordinator of National Forum of People Living with HIV networks in Uganda, said there is no reason votes


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