In December 2002, Fred Lubega (age 14) stepped on a thorn causing his foot to became infected. Fred went to the local clinic, but it was closed for the holidays. The infection worsened, so his family had him treated by the local traditional healer (i.e. witch doctor). Tragically, Fred’s infection worsened and turned septic. The day after Christmas, Fred went home to be with the Lord. Today, Fred is remembered as an energetic child who had a lot of potential. Sadly, his young life ended, because basic medical care was not available.
In memory of Fred and to prevent more people from dying of treatable illnesses, ACM opened the Lubega Medical Clinic. Our clinic provides first-line medical care 24/7, 365 days of the year, not only to our sponsored children, but also to a surrounding community of over 3,000 people.
Each year, ACM’s Lubega Clinic treats hundreds of cases of malaria, prescribes antibiotics for infections, delivers babies (one of our nurses is also a midwife), hosts public health education events, provides dental treatment including extractions and restorative care, and much more.
We are thankful for our many friends and donors whose support makes this clinic possible.