Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Pepal alumnae at Janssen Pharmaceutica (J&J), we have been able to distribute 5,000 snazzy new t-shirts to 5,000 health workers, across 270 sites in Uganda.

The t-shirts are being distributed to district mentors, health workers and community volunteers involved in our Caring Together programme, creating a sense of ownership and belonging and increasing awareness in the community of the importance of leadership.

Caring Together is an ambitious 3 year programme, implemented by Baylor-Uganda, supported by Pepal and Janssen Pharmaceutica, and funded by the UK’s Comic Relief.

It aims to improve the quality of health services delivered to some of the most remote populations in Rwenzori and Eastern regions, by strengthening leadership, health worker motivation and accountability.

Since Jan 2015, Caring Together has trained 84 district mentors, reaching 2 regions, 270 health facilities, 3,974 health workers and 2,410 community volunteers, serving a general population of 2,800,408.

To find out more about the Caring Together project, visit the projects section.