Beginning in 2010, a multi-disciplinary team of Ugandan citizen activists established our first NIGH 'Circle' in Africa! This Uganda team has provided fresh innovations to address the needs of people in Africa. In particular, this team is focused on achieving the UN's 17 SDGs in Uganda and throughout East Africa. Three stories by and about NIGH's Ugandan colleagues include: Kicking Cholera Out! — Teacher turns Lay-Midwife & Celebrating UN Day.
“Collaborating at the village level
to overcome suffering from violence
and tyranny resulting in poverty and poor health!”
For many years, this Uganda team of NIGH collaborators have worked at village levels to overcome suffering from violence, tyranny resulting in poverty and poor health. Included on our ‘NIGH Uganda’ team are leading nurses, midwives, teachers and youth activists who are working with NIGH from the Great Lakes Peace Centre — an NGO honoured at a UN Ceremony in Bonn, Germany — for their leading-edge work to ‘localize’ the SDGs by sharing SDG values in Swahili and other East African local languages. Registered as a not-for-profit Ugandan NGO, the Great Lakes Peace Centre's activities cover Uganda, Kenya, Southern Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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