Ongutoi is a village community that combines a scattered rural population of 144,000 people located within the Amuria District of North Eastern Uganda. This area had suffered 100% displacement due to the brutal Lord’s resistance Army (LRA) 20-year insurgency.
As people returned to village communities in 2007, they found every thing destroyed and requested help to rebuild their lives.
High Adventure responded with promise to help with health support but before meaningful help could come, the area suffered record flood followed by record drought the next year, forcing High Adventure to focus on emergency food support and medicines distribution.
In 2010, four medical building facilities were added, and more planned for summer 2011 as the Lord provides. An average of 3000 people are treated every month for malaria, skin, intestinal and breathing problems, as the onsite staff also provide maternal care, beginning with antenatal through to delivery. An average of 1-2 babies are born every day at the Ongutoi Health Center.