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University Publication Eyes Impact of Recession on Uganda Population

Pathways Article Discusses Effect That the Worldwide Recession Will Have on the Ugandan Population Which Is among the Poorest in the World

Albany, NY, July 13, 2012 --( The Engeye organization is drawing attention to a recent article in Pathways, a publication by the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. The article discusses the effect that the ongoing worldwide recession will have on the Ugandan population which is already among the poorest in the world. “Here, the average person lives on $1/day, the average woman has 6.7 children, infant mortality is 62 per 1,000 live births...and maternal mortality is 430/1,000 live...” says the article. “The disparity between haves and have-nots grows wider, and cost-sharing health schemes are becoming the only route in which patients – at least those who can afford it – receive quality medical care.”

The article goes on to discuss the continuing efforts of a group of medical students from the new AMWA Carter Fellowship to bring health care and other amenities to the people of Uganda. It also mentions the Engeye Clinic, a team dedicated to bringing healthcare and education to the people of Uganda.

"We firmly believe that pure charity is not the answer, that Uganda does not need handouts or gifts. Instead, they need collaboration and partnership to provide improved education, sound employment and quality healthcare, even those in the most rural of villages. Thanks to donor funds we are focusing on these goals and continue to see an improvement in our region daily. While geographically Uganda is miles from the industrialized centers of the world, humanity, caring and a common human thread bridge these miles. As fellow human beings, we are all responsible for one another," notes Dr. Stephanie Van Dyke.

Those interested in joining or supporting the effort, please go to or send an email to: or To read the entire Pathways article, please visit the following link:

About the Engeye Health Clinic
Engeye, a U.S. and Ugandan NGO based in Uganda, was created in 2006 by a dedicated group of medical students to address the disparity in basic health, education and environmental needs of rural Ugandan villagers. The Engeye Health Clinic provides care for a region in Uganda that is voiceless, despite its substantial need, and that otherwise would not have access to healthcare. For more information, please visit the Engeye website at:
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Engeye Health Clinic
Dawna Lee Heising
(714) 390-7122

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