Together, UNICEF and European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) support a range of services in Alere, a Ugandan settlement close to the country’s northern border with South Sudan.
UNICEF Uganda’s photo gallery provides a window into what this means for the families living there, many of whom are refugees.
All photos: UNICEF Uganda/Michele Sibiloni.
A health worker measures the arm of the child before immunisation at the Alere health centre II.
A health worker from Concern Worldwide measure the arm of the child before immunisation at the health centre.
Sister Annet Joyce, Nursing Officer and in-charge of Alere health centre II, measures the height of a refugee child. Nutrition screening is done for every child prior to immunisation and treatment.
Sister Annet immunises another child against measles.
A mother waits for medical treatment at the health centre, which provides maternal nutrition, counselling services and iron/folic supplements to pregnant women.
Health workers conduct a community outreach session, bringing services closer to the refugees and host communities.
Partners work together to make sure no child is left behind. Here, health workers from Alere Health Centre attend to mothers and their children at a community outreach session.
A child undergoes nutrition screening at a community outreach session. There, health workers offer a range of health services such as immunisation, nutrition screening, vitamin A supplements and health education.
Another outreach session also provides deworming and health education, helping families get the care they need.
Health workers give deworming tablets to South Sudanese refugee children.
A South Sudanese refugee child receives vitamin A drops at a community outreach.
Dang Moses enjoys plumpy-nut at the community outreach session in Alere Refugee settlement. Young Moses is recovering from malnutrition and was treated under the emergency nutrition program.
A health worker vaccinates a South Sudanese refugee child against measles.
Another child gets their shot. Thanks to the measles vaccines, children are protected from this killer disease, which can spread fast among under-vaccinated groups.