The Beacon Medical Center operates year-round in Soroti Town serving the Beacon of Hope School and surrounding community of more than 600 rural poor families with much needed medical care. The clinic helps cover the health needs of the rural poor in the Teso region, where there is very little regular medical service and no emergency care of any kind.
Trauma Treatment Program: Thousands of Ugandans bear severe trauma from prolonged war and displacement, loss of family members and dehumanizing abuses. Effective treatment for the kind of large-scale social trauma faced by northeastern Ugandans is an enormous challenge. In addition to individual sessions provided by our trained trauma counselors, community-based therapies, including group counseling, drama, dance, singing and celebration are offered and encouraged.
Preventing Child Blindness: Through partnerships, Pilgrim delivers vitamin A and deworming supplementation to children in Uganda, Southern Sudan, and Uganda. These doses of Vitamin A and de-worming make significant improvements in the overall health of nutritionally-challenged children, and specifically help to prevent blindness. See USAID's Child Blindness Program.